Siobhan Haughey extended her winning streak with a stunning performance in the 200m freestyle at the Fina World Cup in Berlin on Saturday, bagging a second gold in two days and doing so in only one second off her record time. The 24-year-old Hongkonger won her first individual Fina World Cup title in the 400m free the day before, which gave her confidence heading into her main event – the 200m free, where she holds a world record time of 1 minute, 50.31 seconds – and all eyes were on her, with some fans bringing cheer up props with the words “Siobhan Haughey, Go!” With the second-fastest reaction time off the block in lane 2 in the finals, the Hongkonger made up the time to take the lead before her first turn, and increased the gap from one second after 50m to 2.11 seconds at halfway. Look what you made me do: Haughey wins World Cup gold and credits Taylor Swift No one could catch the unstoppable Haughey, who eventually touched the wall in 1:51.36, 2.65 seconds ahead of Australian Madison Wilson, the Olympic and Worlds medallist, with Marrit Steenbergen of the Netherlands, the European champion at the distance, third in 1:54.47. During the post-match interview, Haughey, who set the world record at the short course Worlds last December, was asked if she had aimed to break it. “Not really, I haven’t swum the short course in almost a year, so we are trying up different things and I guess today, I’m a little faster than usual, but that is OK, it’s the World Cup, so try some different things and see if it works,” she said. Haughey earlier won her heat in 1:56.22, finishing fifth overall, with Wilson and Steenbergen first and second in 1:55.01 and 1:55.14, respectively. After a poolside fall during a training session in Dubai in May, the two-time Olympic silver medallist made her first international stage comeback in Berlin’s World Cup since last December’s short-course Worlds. The freestyle specialist became the first Hong Kong swimmer to win two individual gold medals in a single World Cup meet, with compatriot Geoffrey Cheah winning one gold and one silver at the 2015 edition in Hong Kong. “Everything went even better than predicted,” Chen Jianhong, the Hong Kong head coach said. “The three legs [of the World Cup] are a terrific warm-up for her to prepare for the World Championships in December.” Haughey was invited to compete at all three legs of the event as one of Fina’s “elite swimmers”, with Toronto beginning on Friday and Indianapolis the following week. All the meets will help the Hong Kong swimmer prepare for the short course Worlds in Australia, between December 13 and 18, where she will be aiming to defend her titles in the 100m and 200m freestyle, and improve on 2021’s third place in the 400m. Hong Kong’s medal hope continued her unbeaten journey in the women’s 100m free on Sunday, where she led all the way to finish first overall in the heats. Haughey, who holds the Asian record of 50.79 seconds for the 100m free set at last December’s International Swimming League, finished in 52.41 seconds. Wilson and Steenbergen qualified in 52.72 and 52.74 seconds, only 0.02 seconds apart, and will compete again in the finals on Sunday night, along with Haughey, who was on course to win her third gold medal.