Sweden's Emma Igelstrom Lowers Own World Mark in Short Course 100m Breaststroke -- March 15, 2003
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 15. SWEDEN'S Emma Igelstrom capped a superb performance at the Swedish National Short Course Championships in Stockholm with a world record swim in the 100 meter breaststroke.
Swimming in the semifinals, Igelstrom clocked 1:05.29 -- knocking nine-hundredths of a second off the global standard of 1:05.38 she set in Moscow last year at the Short Course World Championships.
Her splits: 30.82 - 34.47
Yesterday, Igelstrom set a European mark of 2:19.64 in the 200m breaststroke.
In other highlights: World record-holder Anna-Karin Kammerling swam to an easy win in the 50m fly, clocking 26.10; yesterday she took the 100m fly.
Hanna Eriksson won the 100m IM by almost three full seconds with her 1:01.62.
Camilla Johansson took her second gold as she cruised to a 2:11.95 win in the 200m backstroke. Yesterday she won the 100 back in 1:01.50.
On the men's side, Martin Gustavsson added to his victory in the 100m breast yesterday with a national record in the 200m breast today. Gustavsson's time was 2:07.66. His splits: 29.53 - 1:02.10 - 1:34.77 - 2:07.66. Joakim Nielsen, 18, placed third with a national junior mark of 2:14.88.
Stefan Nystrand set a meet record of 21.85 in winning the 50m free; 38 year-old John Miranda swam 23.11 in the semifinals.
Peter Edvarsson out-dueled former SMU standout Micke Jacobsson in the 400m freesstyle, 3:50.93 to 3:51.70.
Erik Dorch took the men's 100m IM in 55.63;
Olympic champion Lars Frolander set a meet mark of 51.83 in the 100m fly.
Results: Swedish National Short Course Championships