Siobhan Haughey completes second 'Triple Crown' in FINA World Cup

Hong Kong's star swimmer Siobhan Haughey triumphed in the women's 100m freestyle of the 2022 FINA World Cup in Indianapolis on Saturday, earning her the second Triple Crown at the tournament.

Haughey finished the 100m race in 51.00 seconds, breaking the US Open record by 0.37 seconds that Australian Cate Campbell set in 2019.

Haughey performed remarkably in this year's World Cup and won seven gold medals and a bronze medal in the 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle swimming events in the Berlin leg in Germany, the Toronto leg in Canada and the Indianapolis leg in the United States respectively.

She won both the 100m and 200m freestyle at all three stops, claiming two "Triple Crown" titles.

"She has told a good story in the international sports arena of how Hong Kong athletes strive for excellence. We are thrilled and so proud of her accomplishment," the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Kevin Yeung Yun-hung said on Sunday when he congratulated Haughey on winning seven gold medals.