Sjöström won twice in record times in Monaco | Swimming
In the final of the 50-meter butterfly, the 29-year-old world star won with a time of 24.89, a new competition record at the distance, and in the final of the 50 freestyle with 23.90.
Sjöström’s semi-final time in the 50 free, 23.82, was also a competition record. The race was her fastest at the distance in four years, according to the report Today’s newsand only 15 hundredths above her own world record.
– If I swim under 25 in the 50 meter butterfly and under 24 in the 50 meter freestyle, I know that there have been good competition days, says Sjöström with a laugh to DN.
In the 50 butterfly final, Sjöström defeated Mélanie Henique, France, by 1 second and 7 hundredths. In the 50 free, she won over Cate Campbell, Australia, by 70 hundredths.
Sarah Sjöström holds the world records in both the 50 butterfly and 50 free. The record time for the first-mentioned distance, 24.43, was set at the WC in Borås 2014. The record for 50 free, 23.67, is from the WC in Budapest 2017.
In July, this year’s World Swimming Championships will be decided in Fukuoka, Japan.
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