2017 SWIM OPEN STOCKHOLM
- Saturday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 11, 2017
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Live results
On night two of the 2017 Stockholm Open, Sarah Sjöström erupted for a world-leading 56.26 in the 100m fly. Sjöström’s previous season best was a 57.12 from back in January, which had ranked her 2nd in the world. With her time tonight, she sails past young Japanese sprinter Rikako Ikee to claim the world’s #1 time.
Sjöström decimated the field, with no swimmer coming within two seconds of her. She was out in 26.46, then absolutely tore for home, splitting a 29.79 on the way back. No other swimmer split under 31 on the 2nd 50.
2nd went to Denmark’s Emilie Beckmann, taking a tenth off of her season best for a time of 58.58.
Sjöström now leads the world rankings in both the 50m and 100m fly. Her 24.96 in the 50 fly from last night is the world’s #1 time by a considerable margin– no other woman has been under 25.7 yet this year. She’s the world record holder in both races, and is the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 fly.
The top seed in both the 50 and 100 free, Sjöström will stick with sprint free for the remainder of the Stockholm Open.