Sarah Sjöström Improves World-Leading 100 Fly With 56.8 in Bergen

2019 BERGEN SWIM FESTIVAL

Entered on the psych sheets in the 50 free, 200 free, 50 fly, and 100 fly, Swedish world record holder Sarah Sjöström did not race the first two days in Bergen. Tonight, though, she put together a 26.60/30.26 showing to hit the wall at 56.86, well ahead of Germany’s Angelina Köhler (58.57). That time improves upon her world-leading season best of 57.03 from days ago in Helsinki.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 100 FLY

2Sarah
SJOSTROM
SWE56.207/22
3Emma
McKEON
AUS56.6104/22
4Marie
WATTEL
FRA57.0007/21
5Brianna
THROSSELL
AUS57.0207/21
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Sjöström also took the 50 free by over a full second, winning at 24.11. Already the world leader in that event, too, she improves her season best by a little.

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 50 FREE

2Cate
CAMPBELL
AUS24.0004/28
3Simone
MANUEL
USA24.0507/28
4Pernille
BLUME
DEN24.0806/01
5Bronte
CAMPBELL
AUS24.1706/14
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Katinka Hosszu wrangled in a few more wins tonight as the Bergen Swim Festival came to a close in Norway, clocking a 4:08.23 in the 400 free ahead of Germans Sarah Köhler (4:10.31) and Reva Foos (4:10.43) and then a 2:11.31 in the 200 back.

In the men’s 100 fly, Germany’s Philip Heintz got by Norway’s Tomoe Hvas, 52.41 to 52.67. Hvas was within two tenths of his best time and national record. Germany had another winner in Florian Wellbrock, who again took first in a distance event, going 3:49.16 to knock off Norway’s Henrik Christiansen (3:49.36).

Pieter Timmers of Belgium broke the meet record to win the 50 free, going 22.19 to edge Norway’s Niksja Stojkovski (22.30). Stojkovski set a new Norwegian record with that swim.

OTHER WINNERS

  • Belgian teenager Fleur Vermeiren came close to her best, clocking the 50 breast win at 31.54.
  • Giedrus Titenis of Lithuania posted a 27.74 to take the men’s 50 breast.
  • Christian Diener of Germany completed the backstroke event sweep, taking the 200 back in 1:58.91.

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Dan

Sarah was sick at the beginning of the meet and spent that time at the hotel.

Lille

And the next day she does a 56.8 – UNBELIEVABLE!

Samesame

Emma McKeon just beat that time in Australia tonight . 56.85

Lille

Yeah but shes in really good form, and Sarah puked just the day before.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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