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.