By Sharon Robb
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, December 4, 2021—Energy Standard knocked off defending champion Cali Condors to win its second International Swimming League title in three years Saturday at Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion.
Energy Standard, 19-point leaders after the opening day, clinched the title with 534 points. Cali Condors were runner-up with 522 followed by London Roar with 393.5 and LA Current with 305.5.
SOFLO five-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson of London Roar was second in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:03.85. Cali Condors’ Lilly King won in 1:03.75. It was King’s 18th ISL win in her specialty event.
London teammate Dylan Carter, two-time Olympian for Trinidad & Tobago, was third in the 100-meter freestyle in 46.45. He split 23.89 on the back half. He was also third in the 50-meter butterfly in 22.36.
Sarah Sjostrom of Energy Standard was selected the ISL MVP for the second time in three years. She was also the championship finals MVP. The Swedish Olympian won $120,000 in MVP prize money ($100,000 for the season and $20,000 for the finals). She scored 61 points in the match and 511.5 points for the entire season.
Other winners were:
Siobhan Haughey of Energy Standard became the first woman to break 51 seconds in the 100-meter freestyle, winning in 50.79, an Asian and ISL record. Teammate Sarah Sjostrom was second in 51.26.
Kyle Chalmers of London Roar came from behind to win the men’s 100-meter freestyle in 45.73.
Hali Flickinger of Cali Condors won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:03.73. She also won the 400 individual medley in 4:29.92.
Teppei Morimoto of London Roar won the men’s 200-meter butterfly in 1:50.44 just ahead of Chad Le Clos of Energy Standard in 1:50.97.
Ingrid Wilm of LA Current won the 100-meter backstroke in 55.73.
Evgeny Rylov of Energy Standard won the 100-meter backstroke in 48.94.
Sarah Sjostrom of Energy Standard won the 100-meter individual medley in 57.46, fastest time of the season.
Caeleb Dressel of Cali Condors won the 100-meter individual medley in 50.74.
Cali Condors’ Nic Fink won the 100-meter breaststroke in 55.56 breaking his own American short course record by 6/10ths of a second.
Kelsi Dahlia of Cali Condors won the 50-meter butterfly in 24.86.
Ben Proud of Energy Standard won the 50-meter butterfly in 22.18 ahead of LA Current’s Tom Shields in 22.27.
Siobhan Haughey of Energy Standard won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:51.04.
Townley Haas of Cali Condors won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:42.18.
Energy Standard won the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay in an ISL record 3:30.94 with Evgeny Rylov, Ilya Shymanovich, Anastasiya Shkurdai and Sarah Sjostrom. It is an unofficial world record since FINA does not keep world records for short course mixed medley relays.
Duncan Scott of London Roar won the men’s 400 individual medley in 4:03.24.
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