Sjostrom Records Another World’s Top Time in Marseille

Sarah Sjostrom had another impressive day in at the French Golden Tour in Marseille. On Saturday Sjostrom posted a fantastic early season 100 butterfly to top the world rankings and today she did the same in the 50 butterfly.

Sjostrom took the women’s 50 butterfly in a time of 25.41. The Swedish star was followed by Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark who recorded a 25.78 and Melanie Henqiue of France who finished in a time of 26.35.

Sjostrom recorded a 56.58 in the 100 butterfly yesterday and now sits on top of the world rankings in both events. Ottesen’s time places her second in the world rankings.

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Sjostrom also took the women’s 100 freestyle hitting the wall in a time of 53.06. Charlotte Bonnet of France finished second in a time of 54.31 followed by Pernille Blume of Denmark who recorded a 55.19.

Mie Nielsen had a record breaker performance in the women’s 100 backstroke taking the event in a time of 59.14. Nielsen broke her own Danish record of 59.36 which she posted last April at the Eindhoven Cup. Her time also places her second in the world rankings.

American Nathalie Coughlin finished second in a time of 1:00.20 followed by Elizabeth Simmonds of Great Britain who posted a 1:00.37.

Brazilian Nicholas Santos took the men’s 50 butterfly in a time of 23.47. The only man to have swum faster this year is his Brazilian teammate Cesar Cielo who posted a 23.28 yesterday in Belo Horizonte. Mehdy Metella of France finished second in a time of 23.69 followed by Konrad Czerniak of Poland who recorded a 23.72.

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Metella went on to win the men’s 100 freestyle posting a time of 48.85 which currently rankings third in the world. His French teammate Yannick Agnel finished second recording a time of 49.12 followed by Odysseas Meladinis of Greece who touched in a time of 49.34.

Italian Arianna Castiglioni took the women’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:07.16 which places her second in the world rankings. Rikke Moller Pedersen of Denmark finished second in a time of 1:07.45 followed by Spaniard Jessica Vall Montero who posted a 1:08.12.

German Marco Koch won the men’s event touching in a time of 1:01.21 followed closely by his German teammate Hendrik Feldwehr who finished in a time of 1:01.31. Michael Jamieson of Great Britain finished third in a time of 1:02.28.

Camille Lacourt of France took the men’s 100 backstroke in a time of 53.74 which is off of his season’s best of 53.60 which currently sits third in the world rankings. Christopher Walker-Hebborn finished second posting a time of 53.84 while Brazilian Guilherme Guido finished third in a time of 54.75.

Jazz Carlin of Great Britain took the women’s 800 freestyle in a time of 8:25.13 followed by Spaniard Beatriz Gomez Cortes who posted a 8:32.14. Hungarian Katinka Hosszu finished third in a time of 8:33.12.

Pal Joensen of Faroe Island won the men’s 1500 freestyle posting a time of 15:10.35. He was followed by Jacob Heldtmann of Germany who recorded a 15:15.36 and Brazilian Brandonn Almeida who finished in a time of 15:34.59.

Full results can be found here.

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bobo gigi
6 years ago

I’ve just read the entire results of that meet and I’m impressed, again, by Marseille swimmers.
Especially Metella. 52.13 in the 100 fly and 48.85 in the 100 free, not tapered, that’s impressive for him. He will peak next year in Rio and a medal in the 100 fly isn’t out of reach in my opinion. His contribution to the 4X100 free and medley relays will be huge too.
A good showing by Agnel too. 49.12/1.47/3.51 I’ve read his post-race comments he looked very pleased by his overall meet, especially the 100 free/ He said he felt better and better throughout the meet.
Lacourt very consistent but it looks like he still have physical pain.

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