Sjostrom Records World’s Fastest 50 Butterfly in Stockholm

2016 STOCKHOLM OPEN

  • Wednesday March 30th – Saturday April 2nd
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Prelims – 9:30 am local (3:30 am EST/12:30 am PST)   Finals – 4:30 pm local (Friday – 4 pm) (10:30 am EST/7:30 PST)
  • Start list and Results

Sarah Sjostrom won the women’s 50 butterfly at the Stockholm Open in a time 25.15. Sjostrom beat her season’s best which was the world’s top ranked time of 25.18.

2015-2016 LCM Women 50 FLY

2Francesca
HALSALL
gBR25.3505/16
3Jeanette
OTTESEN
DEN25.4405/17
4Ranomi
KROMOWIDJOJO
NED25.6204/08
5Theresa
ALSHAMMAR
SWE25.7807/09
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Sjostrom won the event in Kazan in a time of 24.69 and has a lifetime best of 24.43. The time she put up today is faster than any other woman has recorded over the last four years.

Russian Svetlana Chimrova finished second in a time of 26.26 followed by Sjostrom’s Swedish teammate Therese Alshammar who hit the wall in a time of 26.29.

Sjostrom started the her day by winning the women’s 200 freestyle in the world’s second fastest time. Sjostrom took the event in a time of 1:54.87 and was not far off her lifetime best of 1:54.31, which she put up in the lead off spot of the Swedish 4 x 200 freestyle relay in Kazan. The only women to have swum faster this year is American Katie Ledecky who posted a 1:54.43 at the Arena Pro Series in January.

2015-2016 LCM Women 200 Free

KatieUSA
LEDECKY
08/09
1.53.73
2sarah
SJOSTROM
SWE1.54.0808/09
3Federica
PELLEGRINI
ITA1.54.5506/26
4Emma
McKEON
AUS1.54.8304/10
5Katinka
HOSSZU
HUN1.55.4111/06
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Sjostrom’s, who did not swim the individual event in Kazan, betters Ledecky’s World Championship winning time of 1:55.16.

Russian Viktorii Andreeva finished second in a time of 1:58.86 followed by Ida Marko-Varga who recorded a 2:00.27.

Norwegian Henrk Christiansen dominated the men’s 400 freestyle taking the event by almost six seconds. Christiansen won the event in a time of 3:46.37 placing him atop of the world rankings in the event.

2015-2016 LCM Men 400 Free

MackAUS
HORTON
08/06
3.41.55
2Sun
YANG
CHN3.41.6808/06
3Conor
DWYER
USA3.43.4208/06
4Gabriele
DETTI
ITA3.43.4908/06
5Connor
JAEGER
USA3.43.7906/26
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Christiansen broke his own national record of 3:47.71, which he recorded in the prelims of the World Championships where he finished 13th.  He is also the first Norwegian to earn the opportunity to compete in Rio finishing over a second under the FINA A standard of 3:47.96.

The improvments that Christiansen has made in this event have been extraordinary. Just three years ago he had a lifetime best of 3:57.29.

Adam Paulsson of Sweden finished second in a time of 3:52.33 followed by fellow Swede Victor Johansson who hit the wall in a time of 3:53.83.

World champion Marco Koch of Germany took the men’s 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:08.46. Koch was not far off his season’s best of 2:08.46, which he put up in January at the Luxembourg Euro Meet.

Erik Persson of Sweden finished second in a time of 2:10.35 punching his ticket to Rio. Persson improved on his lifetime best and Swedish record time of 2:10.41, which well under the FINA A time of 2:11.66. He will be the sixth member on the Swedish Olympic team which already includes Sjostrom, Simon Sjodin, Jennie Johansson, Michelle Coleman and Louise Hansson who all pre-qualified for the event.

Lithuanian Giedrius Titenis finished third in a time of 2:13.33.

Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus put up the world’s fifth fastest time winning the women’s 50 backstroke in a time of 27.53. Russian Anastasiia Fesikova finished second in a time of 28.26 followed by Ida Lindborg of Sweden who hit the wall in a time of 28.39.

2015-2016 LCM Women 50 BACK

2Melanie
HENIQUE
FRA26.3510/07
3Aliaksandra
HERASIMENIA
BLR27.4004/26
4Emily
SEEBOHM
AUS27.4910/28
5Minna
ATHERTON
AUS27.49*WJR02/07
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Polish swimmers Milena Karpisz and Paulina Piechota finished first and second in the women’s 1500 freestyle. Karpisz hit the wall first in a time of 16:53.44 followed by Piechota who touched in a time of 17:00.98. Hanna Eriksson of Sweden finished third in a time of 17:30.95.

World Championship silver medalist Radoslaw Kawecki of Poland had a stunningly poor performance in the men’s 200 backstroke recording a time of 2:00.20. Kawecki finished second to Italian Luca Mencarini who posted a 1:58.73. Kawecki led at the 100 meter mark turning in a time of 58.19, 55 one-hundredths of a second ahead of Mencarini. The Italian took over the lead at the with a 50 left to go and never looked back.

Mattias Carlsson of Sweden finished third in a time of 2:00.71.

In the men’s 50 fly, it was Italy’s Piero Codia who took the win in 23.65, beating out a pair of Russians: Sergei Fesikov (23.65) and Evgeny Sedov (23.94).

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Joe

Sweden has harder Olympic qualification times than FINA’s. Persson needs a 1.09.X time to be sure. Ridiculous if you ask me but that’s how it’s been for a long time. He might punch a ticket no matter what since he’s a young swimmer though.

Swedish Swimfan

The swedish qualification times is an average of the 8 th time to reach final in London 2012, World Camps LCM 2013 and 2015. Erik has to do 2:09:65. It is not only the french swimmers who has a hard time qualifying. Also according to swedish media, Sarah is tapered for this meet. Her time in the 200 freestyle is not going to improve so much come Rio

john26

Sarah’s in season times will usually be faster for a subset of her events and slower for the other subset and she finds a way to be faster across the board come the big game. I don’t see why this year would be different.

Joe

Yup this really is the case with Sarah. Don’t forget while doing the times at the championships, she also swims six relay heats and semifinals in the individual events. But for Rio the 200 free really lies perfectly within her schedule, which is the main reason for hope she can pull off a good time in the final.

Joe

As for Taper I believe Carl Jenner called it a 70% taper. Euros will be a practice competition, with maybe two individual starts.

Jon

The 200 is a hard event. But so is the 100 butterfly. Especially with everyone taking gold for granted. Last year she managed world records in Kazan. Twice. I do not see why there is no room for improvement in the 200 Rio consicering the schedule. Everyone sees Ledecky as the one to beat. Even Sjostrom.

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