2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
Tonight’s women’s 200 free was one of the most anticipated races of the week, and Sarah Sjostrom and Katie Ledecky did not disappoint. Both, mind-bogglingly, were battling for Olympic gold in their “off-event,” and the ensuing race kept us on our toes to the very end.
Sjostrom ended up second with a new Swedish record 1:54.08, taking down her previous 1:54.31 from the 2015 Kazan World Championships, a relay lead-off that led her team to a fourth-place finish.
You can see a split comparison between the two swims below:
|2015 World Champs||26.72||55.51 (28.79)||1:25.18 (29.67)||1:54.31 (29.13)|
|2016 Olympics||26.84||55.86 (29.02)||1:24.95 (29.09)||1:54.08 (29.13)|
Sjostrom’s time tonight was the fifth-fastest 200 freestyle all-time, with two of the top performances being from the suit-era. The top five fastest women’s all-time 200 freestyles are below: