Coleman Retakes World Lead With 1:55.64 In 200 Free At Stockholm Open

2017 Swim Open Stockholm

  • Saturday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Live results

Just a day after losing her spot atop the world ranks to Federica Pellegrini, Sweden’s Michelle Coleman retook the top spot, going 1:55.64 to win the Swim Open Stockholm.

Coleman was 1:55.98 last month, at that point a world-leading time for the 2016-2017 season. Pellegrini topped that by four one-hundredths this week at Italy’s national championships, but Coleman didn’t take long at all to answer back. Her 1:55.64 came in the very first women’s event of the Stockholm Open, winning by a second a half or so over Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu (1:57.01).

2016-2017 LCM WOMEN 200 FREE

KatieUSA
LEDECKY
07/25
1.54.69
2Federica
PELLEGRINI
ITA1.54.7307/26
3Emma
McKEON
AUS1.54.9907/25
4Veronika
POPOVA
RUS1.55.0807/25
5Sarah
SJOSTROM
SWE1.55.5108/08
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Coleman was one of two swimmers to hit a world-leading time. Both represent the home nation of Sweden. Star flyer Sarah Sjostrom improved her own season-best, which already led the world. She was 24.96 Saturday, becoming the first swimmer this season under 25 seconds. She previously led the world with a 25.02 from January, and now leads every swimmer in the world by about eight tenths of a second.

2016-2016 LCM WOMEN 50 FLY

2Ranomi
KROMOWIDJOJO
NED25.3807/29
3Farida
OSMAN
EGY25.3907/29
4Rikako
IKEE
JPN25.46*WJR08/26
5Kelsi
WORRELL
USA25.4807/29
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In the first event of the day, Erik Persson came up with a massive 200 breaststroke swim. His 2:07.85 is ranked #2 in the world ranks for the season, behind only world-record-breaker Ippei Watanabe of Japan. Persson is 23 years old and coming off of an Olympic appearance in Rio. He made the 200 breast semifinal there, but was only 2:10 in both his swims, so today’s breakthrough is pretty significant. A 2:07.85 would have taken 6th in the Rio final.

2016-2017 LCM MEN 200 BREAST

IppeiJPN
WATANABE
01/29
2.06.67*WR
2Anton
CHUPKOV
RUS2.06.9607/28
3Yasuhiro
KOSEKI
JPN2.07.1804/16
4Kevin
CORDES
USA2.07.4106/18
5Ross
MURDOCH
GBR2.07.7207/27
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Hosszu is one of the headliners, but lost a couple tough races Saturday. She was second to Coleman in the 200 free, then missed winning the 50 back by less than a tenth. That event went to Ida Lindborg 28.46 to 28.54. But Hosszu did get a win late in the meet, going 16:22.30 to take the 1500 freestyle in a time that would rank in the world’s top 5, had Hosszu already been faster this season.

Wojciech Wojdak went 3:47.16 6 to win the men’s 400 free, hitting the #3 time in the world this year. Also rising to #3 was Danas Rapsys, who took the men’s 200 back in 1:57.08. Yahor Dodaleu won the 50 fly in 23.59, which hits #5 in the world ranks.

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IMs for days

Breastroke has been very interesting for the past 5 years with names apearing a disappearing rapidly. Who is Erik Perrson, and how old is he? 2:07.85 is very fast.

Erik Andersson

He is 23, qualified for semifinals in Kazan and Rio. Has been steady improving for the last 5 years or so, but this is a significant drop.

Dan

His own National record was 2:10.12 from the Semifinal at the Rio Olympics

SwimJon

Sjöström racing with a cold so might not impress in the 100s

emanuele

Pellegrini too. She’s been sick for all this last week, guess that’s the reason behind that 1.55.94 🙁

Prickle

Katrina Hosszu swam everything what was possible to swim today: from 50 fly,back to 200, 1500 free. Is there any prize money at this meet?
I can hardly read what this persistent desire to swim 1500 or 50s of any sort means.

🙂 🙂
it is like two super powers are threatening each other without no real intention to get engage into action.
Ledecky systematically tries 400IM demonstrating not intimidating yet but some progress. In response Hosszu breaks personal best at 1500 and is continuing to race this distance at any opportunity.
🙂 🙂

Joe

One of the best prize purses of the year, on European soil anwyway. Katinka is attempting to swim every single event on this four day meet. At least that’s what they have marketed, and she’s entered in everything.

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