March 14. SWEDEN'S Emma Igelstrom picked up where she left off last year by racing to a European record in the women's 200m breaststroke today at the Swedish Short Course Championships.
Igelstrom clocked 2:19.64 — the second fastest 200 meter breaststroke in history, trailing only China's Qi Hui.
Igelstrom's splits: 31.70 1:06.84 1:42.95 2:19.64
Camilla Johansson, who also swims for the Sun Devils Masters in Arizona, won a decisive victory in the women's 100m backstroke with a time of 1:01.50, exactly one second ahead of Martina Svensson.
In the 100m fly, Anna-Karin Kammerling led a trio of Swedes to the wall in under a minute, as szhe recorded a 58.61. Lena Hallander was second in 59.43 while Linda Knutsson placed third in 59.86.
Veteran Josefin Lillhage won a 4-second vioctory in the 400m freestyle, clocking 4:12.69.
World record-holder Therese Alshammar sprinted to victory in the 50 free in a strong 24.49. Kammerling finished second in 24.98 while Lillhage demonstrated her versatility by taking third in 25.41.
On the men's side, Martin Gustavsson set a meet record in winning ther 100m breast in 59.42. Patrik Isaksson was second in 1:00.68, while Joakim Nielsen, 18, set a national junior mark of 1:01.06 in finishing third.
Stefan Nystrand set another meet record as he took the 100m free in 47.90 after splitting 22.51 at the 50. Lars Frolander was second in 48.13.
Former Cal swimmer Mattias Ohlin set a Swedish naional record with his 1:57.64 winning effort in the 200m backstroke.
Lars Frolander took the 50 fly in 23.89, just nipping
Daniel Carlsson. In a close but relativelky slow 1500, Johan Claar touched in 15:30.53, a body length ahead of Axel Petterssin at 15:31.61.