Race Video: Sarah Sjostrom Just .04 Off Her Own 100 Fly WR

Watch Swedish speed demon Sarah Sjostrom throw down the 2nd-fastest women’s 100m butterfly mark of all time while competing at the Stockholm Open tonight. Sjostrom took it out hard in 26.01 and brought it back in 29.67 to fall just .04 short of the World Record mark, registering a phenomenal 55.68 to take the win and turn heads less than 130 days out from Rio.

Below is a comparison between her WR splits, which she registered at last year’s World Championships, versus her swim tonight:

  • Kazan – 26.17/55.64 (29.47)
  • Stockholm – 26.01/55.68 (29.67)

The full recap by Jeff Grace can be seen here.

It’s hard to say whether Sjostrom is tapered or is still in heavy-load training mode or even somewhere in between, as the 22-year-old was already named to the Swedish Olympic roster back in November for the 100 fly, 50 free and 100 free.

The Stockholm Open runs through Saturday, April 2nd.

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4 years ago

That was an interesting breathing pattern. She didn’t breath until the 6th stroke, then every other, and the last 3 strokes into the wall. She breathed every stroke on the second 50.

phelps swims 200 breast rio
Reply to  xenon
4 years ago

I was thinking the same thing about her breathing. She gained a lot of momentum in those first several strokes. I counted 20/24 strokes for the first and second lap.

Reply to  xenon
4 years ago

Also interesting that her feet never broke the surface on the second lap.

4 years ago

And some people think she will go home from Rio without a gold…

Reply to  Ok
4 years ago

and that could happen to anyone in Rio….what is your point?

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Reply to  Ok
4 years ago

Who thinks that?

Victor P
4 years ago

That WR is sooo going down.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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