Both Sarah Sjostrom and Michelle Coleman had another spectacular day at the Swedish Short Course Championships in Stockholm.
Sjostrom won the women’s 200 freestyle in a time of 1:51.44. Her time beats her own Swedish record of 1:52.26, which she posted last year.
She is also approaching Federica Pellegrini‘s 2009 world record time of 1:51.17 and puts her second in the world to Katinka Hosszu who posted a 1:51.41 earlier this year.
This sets up what should be a fantastic final in Doha as Hosszu, Sjostrom and Femke Heemskerk have all been under 1:52 this season.
Coleman finished a distant second to Sjostrom in the 200 freestyle, but returned to the pool later in the evening destroying the Swedish record in the 200 backstroke by more than three seconds.
Coleman posted a time of 2:03.26, beating Therese Svendsen‘s 2009 record of 2:06.65. Her time also puts her fifth in the world rankings.
Jennie Johansson continued to have a strong competition winning the women’s 50 breaststroke in a time of 30.46 which ties her with Australian Lorna Tonks for 11th in the world.
Simon Sjodin took the men’s 200 butterfly in a time of 1:53.49, breaking his own meet record of 1:54.71.
Alexander Nystrom won the men’s 100 backstroke in a time of 52.46 followed by Axel Pettersson who touched in a time of 53.12. With his time Pettersson set a new Swedish Junior record.
Christoffer Carlsen took the men’s 50 freestyle in a time of 21.88.
Full results can be found here.