2017 Swedish Grand Prix
- January 28-29, 2017
- Full results
Michelle Coleman completed a sweep of the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles at Sweden’s Grand Prix meet, hitting top-10 world-ranked times in the latter two races.
Coleman’s best swim was her 1:58.47 200 freestyle, a swim that ranks #6 in the world so far this season (stretching back to September of 2016). Coleman is about two and a half seconds off of world leader Federica Pellegrini.
Coleman was also 54.42 to win the 100 free, checking in at #7 worldwide. Her winning 50 free time was 25.43. That sits tied for 15th in our world ranks.
Coleman wasn’t the only triple winner of the meet. Her countryman Christoffer Carlsen picked up a trio of sprint wins. His first came in the 100 free, where his 50.86 won by about half a second. He won the 50 free by a similar margin, going 23.05. And showing his versatility, Carlsen won the 50 back by another half-second in 26.59.
Belgium’s Lander Hendrickx made an appearance at the Swedish meet, picking up three distance wins. Hendricks was 3:56.14 to win the 400 free, 15:35.51 in the 1500 free and 2:05.51 to blow out the 200 back field by a whopping 6 seconds.
Swedish record-holder Simon Sjodin tripled up, going 2:00.63 to win the 200 fly, 24.31 to win the 50 fly and 2:08.20 to take the 200 IM. Sjodin was a scratch out of the 100 fly, where he had a great shot to win as well. Meanwhile Hannah Rosvall swept the 50 fly (27.64) and 100 fly (1:01.65) while also winning the 200 back (2:21.47).
Note: the “Vladimir Morozov” listed in the results is not the World Cup champion as previously noted, but a different swimmer with the same name.