Sweden recently announced its team roster for the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
The women’s team is highlighted by 3 time Olympic medalist and World Record holder Sarah Sjöström. In addition, Rio 2016 Olympic semifinalist Jennie Johansson and finalist Michelle Coleman will represent Sweden. The full women’s roster is listed below.
- Michelle Coleman
- Louise Hansson
- Sophie Hansson
- Jennie Johansson
- Ida Lindborg
- Nathalie Lindborg
- Sarah Sjöström
Three members of Sweden‘s Olympic fifth place finishing 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 freestyle relay will be swimming in Budapest (Sjöström, Coleman, and Louise Hansson). Further, both Sophie and Louise Hansson competed at the Rio Olympics for Sweden.
The men’s team will feature Johannes Skagius, Victor Johansson, and Olympian Erik Persson; they will be missing their only other Rio Olympian – Simon Sjodin. The full men’s roster is listed below.
- Johannes Skagius
- Victor Johansson
- Erik Persson
The team is breaststroke heavy– Persson competed in the men’s 100 m and 200 m breastroke in Rio, finishing 32nd in the 100 and 14th in the 200, and Johannes Skagius is the Swedish record holder in the 50 m breaststroke. Persson also holds the Swedish records for the 100 and 200 m breaststroke.
The 2017 FINA World Championships are set to take place in Budapest, Hungary from July 14-30. Swimming competition will be held on the 23-30.