RACE VIDEO: Watch Sarah Sjostrom win World Championships 50 Butterfly scm

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As reported by SwimSwam:


2012 World Champ: 25.14 – Lu Ying – China
2010 World Champ: 24.87 – Therese Alshammar – Sweden
Meet Record: 24.87 – Therese Alshammar – Sweden – 2010
World Record: 24.38 – Therese Alshammar – Sweden – 2009

Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden took the women’s 50 butterfly in a time of 24.58. Sjostrom took over the top spot in the world rankings and broke Therese Alshammar’s championship record of 24.87.

The time is also a lifetime best for Sjostrom who came into the competition with a best of 24.90.

Jeanette Ottesen and Dekker provided incredible excitement in the battle for the silver touching with only two one-hundredth of a second between the two. Ottesen touched in a time of 24.71 beating her own Danish national record of 24.92 while Dekker finished in a time of 24.73.
2012 short course world champion Lu Ying of China finished fourth in a time of 25.21 followed by Silvia Di Pietro of Italy who touched in a time of 25.38. Di Pietro beat her own national record time of 25.78.

Aleksandra Urbanczyk of Poland finished sixth in a time of 25.65. She set a new national mark beating Agata Korc’s record of 26.15.
Melanie Henique of France finished seventh who hit the wall in a time of 25.75 and Daynara De Paula of Brazil who finished in a time of 25.94.

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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