Sjostrom Scores Relay Gold At Swedish Extralopp Meet


  • November 23rd – November 27th
  • Norrkoeping, Sweden
  • SCM (25m)
  • Results

In October, Swedish dynamo Sarah Sjostrom stated she was taking the rest of this year off in order to focus on the 2023 World Championships and 2024 Olympic Games. However, this strategy didn’t prevent the 29-year-old from getting in a few domestic races in Norrkoeping over the weekend.

Competing at the Extralopp meet, Sjostrom took on a trio of relay responsibilities for her Sodertörns Simsallskap squad.

The multi-Olympic medalist first helped the team get gold in the women’s 4x50m freestyle relay, leading off in a solid outing of 23.59. Emilie Fast (25.01), Vilma Unnermark (26.42) and Stella Svensson (26.35) combined to put a time of 1:41.37 on the board, beating the next-closest foursome by nearly 2 seconds.

That same lineup grabbed the top spot in the 4x100m free relay, with Sjostrom this time taking on the 2nd leg. Fast led-off in 54.50, while Sjostrom fired off a speedy 52.15 to further distance the squad from the rest of the pack. Svensson clocked 59.19 while Unnermark sealed the deal in 57.28 for a combined effort of 3:43.12.

Sjostrom and her teammates fell just shy of gold in the 4x50m medley relay, however, setting for silver in the race. Sjostrom dove in for the butterfly leg, clocking a split of 24.74, the fastest of the field by about one second.

Additional Notes

  • There were several notable results from within the younger swimming set, including in the men’s 50m and 100m free events. 15-year-old Max Andersson clocked a time of 26.44 in the former while 16-year-old Lukas Ekenhill produced a mark of 56.76 in the latter.
  • The women’s 50m free saw Emma Maric, 15 years of age, earn a time of 27.49 while Mimmi Nordstrom-Renlund punched a result of 29.39 in the 50m fly. Alina Andersson (15) posted 1:02.35 in the 100m freestyle.

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2 months ago

I rewrote in this right place my previous comment: Pretty fast meet (not only due to the presence of Emelie Fast..) on the women’s side in Stockolm last weekend: Swimrankings – Sm/Jsm (25m), Stockholm (SWE), 23 – 27 Nov 2022 , with a lot of SCM PBs. Among them also some from the youngsters Lisa Nystrand (born in 2006) and Emmy Hallqvist (2008), but above all interesting results from Junevik (fly and free), Astedt and Hall (free), Rosvall (back), Thormalm, Klinta Ipsa and the above mentioned Fast (breast) to increase Swedish depth in the womens relays. For Sara Sjostrom a good 23.59 in the lead-off of the 4×50 free relay, a 52.15 split in the 4×100 free relay and… Read more »

2 months ago

Don’t forget Hanna Rosvall on the 100 back, new PB at 57.0

2 months ago

Some decent times at these nationals. Coleman 23.87 52.61 50/100 free, Junevik 25.4 56.78 50/100 fly + 1:56 200 free. Thormalm 1:05, 2:22 for 100/200 breast. All showing good signs before Melbourne!!

2 months ago

Just wanted to tell you guys. The meet was Nationals and it was located in Stockholm.

2 months ago

It was the Swedish SC Nationals.

Not sure where “extralopp” comes from, but it translates to “additional race”.

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