Tokyo 2020: Irish pride as Siobhan Haughey secures swimming silver for Hong Kong

Seán Haughey hails second cousin’s achievement in 200m freestyle final

 Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey  poses with her silver medal. Photograph: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey poses with her silver medal. Photograph: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images

Siobhan Haughey’s silver-medal-winning swimming performance at the Tokyo Olympics has been praised by her second cousin, the TD Seán Haughey, who said the family were proud of her achievements.

She became the first swimmer representing Hong Kong to win an Olympic medal when she finished second in the women’s 200m freestyle final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Wednesday.

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