Jennie Johansson Sets a New Swedish Record in the 100 Breaststroke

Swedish star Jennie Johansson set a new Swedish record on Friday in the prelims in the 100 breaststroke at the Australian National Championships in Adelaide. Johansson was the top qualifier in the event posting a time of 1:06.63 bettering her own previous national record time of 1:06.68, which she put up in the prelims of the 2013 Australian National Championships.

Her time places her 10th in the world rankings.

2015-2016 LCM Women 100 BREAST

LillyUSA
KING
08/08
1.04.93*OR
2Yulia
EFIMOVA
RUS1.05.5008/08
3Katie
MEILI
USA1.05.6908/08
4Ruta
MEILUTYTE
LTU1.05.8203/11
5Alia
ATKINSON
JAM1.05.9311/06
6Georgia
BOHL
AUS1.06.1204/09
7Molly
HANNIS
USA1.06.1603/04
8Jinglin
SHI
CHN1.06.2904/03
9Sarah
HASSE
USA1.06.3106/03
10Siobhan-Marie
O'CONNOR
GBR1.06.3407/01
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Johansson has had a good year. She won the women’s 50 breaststroke at the World Championships in Kazan posting a time of 30.05, which broke her own national record of 30.23 that she put up at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona. She also finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke in Kazan and ended the year with the world’s second fastest time in the 50 breaststroke and seventh fastest time in the 100 breaststroke.

Johansson still has some work to do to contend for a spot on the podium in Rio. If Johansson and her Australian coach Glenn Baker can figure out a way to take advantage of her great drop dead speed and develop a stronger second 50 meters she will have a chance at a medal this summer.

 

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Joe

If Efimova is out there’s a medal or two up for grabs. Ruta isn’t on that dominant level either right now, but I expect her to be 1.05 low or better come Rio. For the rest, there’s not many I would bet my house on to do a whole lot under 1.06, especially in a tight tense olympic final. For Jennie it’s about at atacking the race more and trust her speed, she’s always extremely solid around 1.07. She had a 1.05.6 relay split in Kazan so sub 1.06 is in the cards. Question is how much under you need to be to grab a bronze, I’m thinking not that much. She proved to herself last summer that she can… Read more »

BayArea Swim

Efimova is definitely OUT. It’s her second offense which automatically triggers one Olympics cycle ban.
She can join her comrade Sharapova who is currently enjoying some extended holiday on some Mexico beaches.

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