Sjostrom, Johansson Highlight Swedish Roster for European Champs

Sweden has announced its roster for the upcoming European Championships in May, which will take place in London.

World record holder Sarah Sjostrom is the regular star here, and a crop of Swedish women have built a small but formidable supporting cast for her in recent years. Jennie Johansson is an elite breaststroker who joins Sjostrom on the roster, along with rising sprinter Louise Hansson and her sister Sophie Hansson. Longtime veteran Therese Alshammar will look to compete in the spring free and fly events, while familiar NCAA names Stina Gardell and Henriette Stenkvist round out a strong women’s roster.

For the men, national record holders Mattias CarlssonErik Persson, and Simon Sjodin highlight the roster. In terms of NCAA ties, Kristian Kron swam for the University of Utah and Alex Linge for LSU, while Daniel Forndal will be a member of NC State’s Wolfpack next year.

The full roster is below:

Males (16): Robin Andreasson, Jesper Björk, Christoffer Carlsen, Mattias Carlsson, Gustav Dahlman, Isak Eliasson, Daniel Forndal, Petter Fredriksson, Victor Johansson, Kristian Kron, Alexander Linge, Adam Paulsson, Erik Persson, Axel Pettersson, Simon Sjödin and Johannes Skagius.

Females (14): Therese Alshammar, Vilma Ekström, Jaqueline Hippi, Jessica Eriksson, Stina Gardell, Louise Hansson, Sophie Hansson, Jennie Johansson, Magdalena Kuras, Ida Lindborg, Nathalie Lindborg, Ida Marko Vaga, Sarah Sjöström and Henriette Stenkvist.

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Iain

A little odd that there’s no Michelle Coleman.

commonwombat

Coleman is remaining in AUS

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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