Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey overcame a disqualification inside the 2019 NCAA Div I Women’s Championship to assist her University of Michigan crew to finish third. Haughey turned into disqualified in the initial race during the 200-meter character medley remaining Thursday for “taking a 2d butterfly kick on the pull-out of her breaststroke leg”, in keeping with an editorial in Swimming World. Haughey also addressed the DQ in an interview after the championship, noting that an unofficial video reveals the swimmer beside her committing the infraction.
“It wasn’t what I become waiting for, and I don’t virtually suppose it was a fair judgment, but I can’t genuinely control that. I recognize our coaches tried to argue in opposition to it. But it’s miles what it’s far. “I knew the satisfactory aspect for the team and me turned into to move on and cognizance on the races that we had – and we had some first-rate relays.” The 21-year-vintage said the disqualification, which came about at the University of Texas in Austin, ended up having a silver lining.
“I wager the best element is I became more rested for the ones relays. I became capable of swim faster. I wanted to score points, and because I couldn’t do it within the 2 hundred IM, I had to locate different methods to attain greater. “To be able to try this in relays, and do it with my group, helped me plenty. Everyone took a notion from what took place and stepped up.” Haughey helped her squad end second within the 200m freestyle relay and 1/3 in the 400m medley to finish off the first night time of opposition. She fared nicely in her character races, coming 1/3 inside the 200m freestyle and 100m freestyle.
The University of Michigan finished 79 factors in advance of fourth-positioned Louisville, and Haughey, who now starts schooling for the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in South Korea in July, additionally has stated she will be able to stay in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to train for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. She is ready to graduate in April with a degree in baby psychology. Haughey reached the semi-finals of the 200m freestyle at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Swimmer Siobhan Haughey stated that one component, albeit small, has stuck with her via her four years at the University of Michigan. The 21-yr-old senior phenomenon, gearing up for her final NCAA Division 1 Swimming and Diving Championship, from March 20-23 at the University of Austin, Texas, recalls taking walks through the campus dining corridor in Ann Arbor as a freshman and noticing odd meals item. “I do not forget seeing uncooked broccoli,” stated Haughey with a chortle, who is also one of Hong Kong’s Olympic hopefuls next yr in Tokyo.
“I do not forget pronouncing to human beings, ‘You don’t prepare dinner your broccoli?’” Aside from the bloodless, leafy plant, Haughey said lifestyles in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which has approximately 121,000 people and sits just west of Detroit, have been pretty perfect these past four years. She lives in residence with a number of her teammates near campus and the pool where she trains and is feeling appropriate heading into her NCAA swansong.
Haughey has qualified for the 2 hundred-meter character medley, the 100m freestyle, and her marquee occasion, the 200m freestyle, wherein she holds the countrywide file. “I’m very excited; however, it’s additionally a sort of unhappy at the identical time because this may be my closing meet representing Michigan,” stated the Hong Kong local. “Right now, I’ve been having surely properly practices, and I assume I’m ready for it. My coaches and I have been looking to hit positive times, and we’ve got, so I experience right proper now.”