The 2015 Swedish Championships in Sundsvall continued today with the women’s 200 back, 50 breast, 100 fly, and 800 free as well as the men’s 400 I.M., 100 back, and 50 fly. Full results can be found here. Highlights of day 2 finals:
Women’s 200 Back
The first win of the night went to USC Trojan Henriette Stenkvist. She put up a time of 2:16.51 to win her first gold of the Swedish Championships in the 200 back. Coming in behind Stenkvist, Miranda Arvidsson and Anna Ahlin took the silver and bronze with a 2:17.18 and 2:19.50 respectively.
15-year-old Hanna Rosvall swam her way to a 5th place finish. The youngest swimmer in the final, Rossvall finished in 2:21.97.
Men’s 400 I.M.
After winning the 200 breast yesterday, Erik Persson picked up another gold today in the 400 I.M. He pulled ahead on the backstroke and breaststroke legs, finishing strong with a time of 4:23.80.
Behind Persson, 3 other swimmers finished under 4:30, led by Linus Kanth in 4:25.41. For the bronze, Simon Frank edged out Oskar Ericsson. Ericsson closed nearly 4 seconds faster on the freestyle leg, but Frank took the medal as they finished 4:28.26 to 4:28.50.
Women’s 50 Breast
Jennie Johansson won another breaststroke medal after finishing 2nd in the 200 breast yesterday. She ended up with the gold this time, taking the 50 breast in 31.14.
Joining Johansson on the podium was Sophie Hansson, taking 2nd in 31.81. 3rd place went to Jessica Billquist in 32.31.
Men’s 100 Back
Current meet record holder Mattias Carlsson won the 100 back again this year. He was off his meeet record, swimming a 56.60, but it was enough to defend his title. Pontus Palmqvist put up a strong back half to get the silver in 56.94, while Petter Fredriksson earned the bronze in 57.43.
Simon Frank swam this event shortly after his 400 I.M., placing 7th in 59.21.
Women’s 100 Fly
Sarah Sjöström swam her only event of the day in the 100 fly, putting up a blazing 56.90. The Swedish record holder looks like shes in good form to make a splash at the FINA World Championships in Kazan this summer.
Louise Hansson, who finished 2nd behind Sjöström in the 200 free yesterday, was the only other swimmer under 1:00, taking silver in 58.81. 50 back bronze medallist Ida Lindborg was 3rd in this event, swimming a 1:00.96.
Former USC swimmer Stina Gardell added another top 10 finish, placing 5th place with a time of 1:01.35. Recent FGCU graduate Emma Svensson also swam this event, finishing in the top 16 with a 1:04.87.
Men’s 50 Fly
In a very close race to the wall, the top 8 in the men’s 50 fly were separated by just .38 seconds. All 8 swimmers broke the 25 second barrier. Sebastian Holmberg came up victorious with a time of 24.61.
2nd place went to Christoffer Carlsen, as he out-touched Stefan Stojmenovic 24.69 to 24.71. Less than a tenth off of the podium, Jesper Jonsson was 4th in 24.79.
Women’s 800 Free
Distance swimmers battled it out in the final individual event of the evening. Alba Fores closed strong for the win with a 9:02.85. That was enough to hold off a late charge from 2nd place finisher Christine Ekman.
In the final 100 meters, Ekman surged past Erica Dahlgren to win silver with a 9:03.29. Dahlgren finished 3rd in 9:05.62.
15-year-old Lina Sjoholm earned a top 8 finish, recording a time of 9:24.68.