Swedish star Sarah Sjostrom had an impressive 2014 season and for that reason on July 14th she will be awarded the Victoria Scholarship.
The Victoria Scholarship is named in honour of Crown Princess Victoria. The scholarship has gone to an outstanding Swedish athlete annually since 1979. It is awarded on July 14th each year, which is the Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday.
In 2014 Sjostrom won European Championship gold in the 100 freestyle, 50 butterfly and the 4 x 100 freestyle relay. She also collected silver medals in the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 4 x 200 freestyle relay and the 4 x 100 medley relay.
The Swede also earned three Short Course World Championship titles in the 200 freestyle as well as the 50 and 100 butterfly. Sjostrom also took the silver in the 100 freestyle in Doha.
Along with the success she had at two of the major international competitions in 2014 Sjostrom broke the world records in the long course 50 butterfly as well as the short course 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly.
She also rewrote much of the Swedish record book setting new marks in the long course 100, 200 and 400 freestyle and the 50 butterfly as well as the short course 100, 200 and 400 freestyle and 100 butterfly.
Other swimmers to have won the Victoria Scholarship include Lars Frolander (1999) and Therese Alshammar (2000).