Watch Sarah Sjostrom Break 100 Fly World Record in Rio (Video)


Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom broke the world record in the women’s 100 meter butterfly en route to winning Olympic gold in Rio on Sunday night. Out in a 26.01, she was home in 29.47 for a final time of 55.48. Watch her race (most of it, that is) in the video below, courtesy of NBC Olympics:

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Class act and what fun to watch swim. Congratulations Sarah Sjostrom.


Usually, you watch as the world record line drifts away from people, but in Sarah’s case, she actually accelerates TOWARDS the line in the last 15 meters. Her closing speed is unreal.


How is she related to us ???? My grandmother was Helen Sjrostrom???

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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