Sophie Hansson Has Been Training Well But Shocked with 1:05 100 Breast in Semis


Reported by James Sutherland.


  • European Record: 1:04.35, Ruta Meilutyte (LTU), 2013
  • European Championship Record: 1:05.53, Yuliya Efimova (RUS), 2018
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:07.07
  1. Sophie Hansson (SWE), 1:05.69
  2. Martina Carraro (ITA), 1:06.09
  3. Molly Renshaw (GBR), 1:06.21
  4. Arianna Castiglioni (ITA) / Yuliya Efimova (RUS), 1:06.24
  5. Mona McSharry (IRL), 1:06.42
  6. Eneli Jefimova (EST), 1:06.47
  7. Sarah Vasey (GBR), 1:06.53

Martina Carraro‘s early speed paid off in the first semi of the women’s 100 breast, out in a quick 30.92 before holding on to touch first in 1:06.09. Carraro set an Italian Record of 1:05.86 in April.

Sophie Hansson shattered the Swedish Record to win the second semi-final in 1:05.69, lowering her previous record of 1:06.17 set at the Swim Open Stockholm last month. Hansson moves up to the #2 spot in the world rankings, trailing only Lilly King (1:05.32).

Molly Renshaw (1:06.21) reset the British Record to qualify third overall for the final, lowering the 2016 mark of 1:06.34 previously held by Siobhan-Marie O’Connor.

Arianna Castiglioni (1:06.24), Yuliya Efimova (1:06.24) and Mona McSharry (1:06.42) are also firmly entrenched in the mix for medals tomorrow.

Back in seventh, Eneli Jefimova broke her Estonian Record in 1:06.47, with her previous mark of 1:06.82 also set at the Swim Open Stockholm in April.

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ACC fan
27 days ago

Wolfpack Woman! Congrats Sophie!!

Reply to  ACC fan
27 days ago

And does it without extra dolphin kicks

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