JONKOPING, Sweden, April 28. SWEDEN’s Axel Pettersson rewrote the backstroke records in the Swedish Junior charts at the Swedish Grand Prix in Jonkoping this weekend.
Pettersson kicked off the meet with a 56.17 in the men’s 100-meter back prelims, besting his previous Junior mark of 56.35. He finished off that night with a 56.70 to win the 100 back title.
Pettersson returned in the men’s 50-meter back with a 26.18 in prelims. That effort undercut his Junior record of 26.35 from a month ago. He did just enough for the win in finals with a 26.44 as he had an easy speed win in that event.
Pettersson swept the backstroke events in Jonkoping with another Junior record as he popped a 2:00.41 in the men’s 200-meter back for the win. That performance eclipsed the 2010 record of 2:00.72 set by current Swedish record holder Mattias Carlsson. Carlsson currently owns the senior record with a 1:59.29 from earlier this month.