Ben Proud of Great Britain made a winning start to his Swimming World Cup debut in Budapest. He took the Men’s Fastest Swimmer Belt with a time of 21.77 seconds, beating Michael Andrew of the USA and Isaac Cooper of Australia. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden won the women’s 50m freestyle with a time of 23.97 seconds, followed by Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong and Bronte Campbell of Australia. Qin Haiyang of China won the men’s 100m breaststroke with a time of 57.82 seconds, ahead of Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands and Nic Fink of the USA. Tes Schouten of the Netherlands set a World Cup record in the women’s 200m breaststroke, finishing ahead of Jenna Strauch of Australia and Kristyna Horska of the Czech Republic. Noe Ponti of Switzerland won the men’s 100m butterfly, with Matt Sates of South Africa and Jesse Jack Coleman of Australia taking second and third place respectively. Zhang Yufei of China set a World Cup record in the women’s 200m butterfly, with Lana Pudar of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Boglarka Kapas of Hungary finishing second and third. Roman Mityukov of Switzerland won the men’s 200m backstroke by just .001 of a second, beating Thomas Ceccon of Italy and Apostolos Christou of Greece. Kaylee McKeown of Australia set a world record in the women’s 50m backstroke, with Ingrid Wilm and Kylie Masse of Canada finishing in joint second place. Sam Short of Australia won the men’s 400m freestyle, followed by Kieran Smith of the USA and Danas Rapsys of Lithuania. Lastly, Erika Fairweather of New Zealand won the women’s 400m freestyle, with Lani Pallister of Australia and Barbara Seemanova of Hungary finishing second and third.
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