Two more top-5 world-ranked times for Sjostrom on final day of Swedish Grand Prix

Sarah Sjostrom stayed hot on the second and final day of action at the Swedish Grand Prix event, winning two more events with times that rank top-5 in the world this year.

Sjostrom swam the first and last event of the women’s line-up, opening and closing the meet with strong in-season performances.

The 20-year-old Swede first won the 100 free, going a 54.03 that now ranks 5th in the world for 2014. Sjostrom was dominant against the Grand Prix field, pushing out to a 1.5-second lead at the 50 turn and only extending things from there with a the field’s fastest back-half split by a longshot.

The 50 fly was equally dominating for Sjostrom. She put up just the second 25-second 50 fly of 2014, going 25.81 to only trail Denmark’s Jeannette Ottesen-Gray in the yearly world rankings. That was also enough to beat second-place Elise Naess Olsen of Norway by well over a second for the Grand Prix win.

Sunday night was the final session of racing for this Grand Prix event.You can find the rest of the results here.

Day 1 recap here

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Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career of almost two decades wasn’t enough for this Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for, covering swimming at every level. He’s an …

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