2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
- Full Competition Schedule
- Meet Info
- Psych Sheets
- Omega Results
- Pick ’em Contest
- Event-by-Event Previews
The women’s 50 free final was the fastest in history, with all three medalists incredibly under 24 seconds, and 4th place in at 24.00. Last summer in Rio, the gold medal was won in 24.07.
Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom broke the eight-year-old world record in the semis in 23.67, and came within two one-hundredths tonight to win gold and post the 2nd fastest swim in history in 23.69. She now owns three of the fastest seven swims in history.
Sjostrom now has three golds and one silver here in Budapest, with another chance tonight in the women’s medley relay.
Ranomi Kromowidjojo, the 2012 Olympic champion, finally cracked the 24-second barrier tonight and claimed that 2009 Dutch record from Marleen Veldhuis (23.96) in a time of 23.85. Her swim ties one of Sjostrom’s swims for 6th fastest in history, and jumps her up to 4th fastest performer of all-time. She now trails only Sjostrom, Britta Steffen (23.73) and Cate Campbell (23.84).
Behind them, Simone Manuel became the first American under 24 seconds in 23.97, and reigning Olympic champion Pernille Blume set a new Danish record in 24.00, settling for 4th. Manuel moves into a tie for 8th all-time, and Blume now sits 10th.
Ten Fastest Performances In History – Women’s 50 Free
Ten Fastest Performers In History – Women’s 50 Free