10TH BERGEN SWIM FESTIVAL
Swedish star Sarah Sjostrom has clocked a 23.87 in the 50 long course meter freestyle on the final day of the 2017 Bergen Swim Festival Sunday. That swim ranks as the 3rd-fastest performance in the history of the event, behind only the 23.73 World Record of Britta Steffen and the 23.83 that Sjostrom did a month ago at the Stockholm Open.
Sjostrom has been knocking on the door of her personal bests in most events this weekend. She swam 52.86 in the final of the 100 free, slower than her best of 52.54; and 56.32 in the 100 fly, about a second slower than her World Record best of 55.48.
The 50 free has emerged as a new, exciting event for Sjostrom this season. She’s gone 24.01-or-better 4 times this year after Sunday’s swim – something she had done only once (a 23.98 in 2014) prior to 2017.