Sarah Sjostrom Throws Down 24.31 50 Free on Day 3 of the 2022 Stockholm Open

2022 STOCKHOLM OPEN

  • April 9 to 12, 2022
  • Erikdalsbadet, Sweden
  • Long Course Meters (50 m)
  • Live Results

On the 3rd day of the 2022 Stockholm Open, Romanian superstar backstroker Robert Glinta won the men’s 100 back in a new meet record of 53.48. It was a solid April swim for Glinta, coming in just off his personal best of 52.88, which he swam at the 2021 European Championships and stands as the Romanian Record as well. Greece’s Apostolos Christou came in a tight 2nd, swimming a 53.59. That swim is also relatively close to Apostolos’ personal best of 52.77, which was also swum at the 2021 European Championships and stands as the Greek Record.

The pair essentially swam stroke-for-stroke throughout the race, with Christou split 25.57 on the first 50, just ahead of Gilnta’s 25.63. Glinta was faster coming home, splitting 27.85, while Christou was 28.02.

Sarah Sjostrom was on fire in the women’s 50 free, swimming a blistering 24.31 to post a season best. The swim also stands as the #3 performance in the world for the 2021-2022 season. Incredibly, the swim was nowhere near the meet record, which Sjostrom set in 2017 with a scorching 23.83.

2021-2022 LCM Women 50 Free

2Xiang
Liu
CHN23.9709/26
3Emma
McKeon
AUS23.9907/31
4Kasia
Wasick
POL24.1106/24
5Shayna
Jack
AUS24.1405/22
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Israel’s Anastasia Gorbenko won a pair of events on the day. She first took the women’s 200 back in 2:10.84, marking a new season best. She went out well, splitting 1:03.49 on the first 100, but wasn’t able to hold onto that pace, splitting 33.52 and 33.83 on the final two 50s.

Gorbenko would then go on to post an equally dominant win in the women’s 200 IM, swimming a 2:10.43. The performance is Gorbenko’s best of the year so far, and comes in less than half a second off her personal best of 2:09.99, which is also the Israeli Record. Additionally, the swim marks the fastest performance in the world in 2022, and the 2nd-fastest performance since September 1, 2021.

2021-2022 LCM Women 200 IM

Alex USA
Walsh
06/19
2:07.13
2Kaylee
McKeown
AUS2:08:5706/19
3Summer
McIntosh
CAN2:08.70 WJR08/01
4Leah
Hayes
USA2:08.91 06/19
5Rika
Omoto
JPN2:10.0106/19
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Gorbenko was exceptional on the breaststroke leg of the race tonight, throwing down a very quick 37.22 split.

Germany’s Isabel Gose clocked a season best 4:05.55 to break the meet record in the women’s 400 free. The swim brings Gose nearly within 2 seconds off her German Record of 4:03.21, which she swam at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.

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Awsi Dooger
9 months ago

It’s good to see 2:10s thrown up in run of the mill meets. The standards in that event have been soft for years. It’s particularly ridiculous because there isn’t even enough time to totally collapse during the breaststroke leg. Likewise the women’s 400 freestyle needs to perk up. A 4:05 shouldn’t be breaking any type of meet record.

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
9 months ago

Maybe if the top girls swam all of these run of the mill meets, the meet records won’t be this slow

Hswimmer
9 months ago

Ye Shiwen still going? I thought she retired?

CHNswim_fan
Reply to  Hswimmer
9 months ago

She’s taking a year off this year, but is not retired. She’s still considering giving a go for Paris 2024.

Noah
9 months ago

When are the Chinese world trials? All of their times are from September

Sherry Smit
9 months ago

Is Sarah swimming the 100 Fly this year?

swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  Sherry Smit
9 months ago

i think she said she wont swim it this year at worlds

SWIMFAN
Reply to  swimmerfromjapananduk
9 months ago

Wonder if she’ll reconsider since Maggie MacNeil recently said she won’t be swimming individual events at worlds?? Emma Mckeon also won’t be at worlds. If she’s 56.7 now she can definitely swim fast enough to have a good chance at a medal

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  SWIMFAN
9 months ago

I don’t think she is the type of swimmer to only swim a race if she thinks she can win. If she thinks her body is not ready to do the 100, then I think she’ll stick to what she said. But you never know, she might change last minute

Splash
Reply to  Sherry Smit
9 months ago

Only training for it for the medley relay. Said she will race it here and there but not at major competitions.