Lillhage Posts Three Wins at Swedish Championships

SUNDVALL, Sweden, July 5. SERVING as preparation for the World Championships, less than three weeks away, the Swedish Championships were held over the weekend. Generally, the times out of Sundvall were pedestrian, although a handful of quality performances were produced. Leading the way was Josefine Lillhage.

A finalist in the 200 freestyle at the Athens Olympics, Lillhage won her prime event in 1:59.60 and could be among the medal contenders in Montreal. On the women’s side, the 200 free appears to be one of the most wide open races at the World Champs. Lillhage also won the 100 free (56.25) and the 400 free (4:19.08) and finished third in the 50 free, behind Therese Alshammar (25.23) and Anna-Karin Kammerling (25.75).

Alshammar, one of the top sprinters in the world for several years, also edged Kammerling in the 50 butterfly, as her 26.40 was slightly quicker than the 26.44 of Kammerling. Alshammar was fourth in Athens in the 50 free while Kammerling was 10th in the 100 fly.

For the men, Martin Gustavsson earned a victory trifecta in the breaststroke events, winning the 200 distance in 2:14.81, more than six seconds clear of the closest competition. Gustavsson also touched the wall first in the 50 (28.57) and the 100 (1:02.63). In Athens, Gustavsson failed to advance beyond the preliminaries of the 100 and 200 events.

Results

MEN

50 FREESTYLE
1 23.24 Piehl Marcus,85,SWE
2 23.42 Stymne Petter,83,SWE
3 23.44 Nordenlilja David,81,SWE

100 FREESTYLE
1 51.25 Persson Jonas,83,SWE
2 51.34 Nystrand Stefan,81,SWE
3 51.56 Piehl Marcus,85,SWE

200 FREESTYLE
1 1:51.22 Persson Jonas,83,SWE
2 1:52.19 Edvardsson Peter,81,SWE
3 1:53.24 Wikstrom Christoff,87,SWE

400 FREESTYLE
1 4:01.06 Edvardsson Peter,81,SWE
2 4:03.80 Claar Johan,84,SWE
3 4:06.64 Lindbom Tobias,79,SWE

800 FREESTYLE
1 8:21.29 Claar Johan,84,SWE
2 8:30.43 Edvardsson Peter,81,SWE
3 8:35.62 Birgersson Martin,87,SWE

1500 FREESTYLE
1 15:59.61 Claar Johan,84,SWE
2 16:19.58 Birgersson Martin,87,SWE
3 16:27.50 Gustafsson Fredrik,85,SWE

50 BACKSTROKE
1 26.81 Renholm Pontus,86,SWE
2 27.00 Petersson Jens,83,SWE
3 27.80 Ulfskans Jonas,86,SWE

100 BACKSTROKE
1 58.03 Renholm Pontus,86,SWE
2 59.36 Petersson Jens,83,SWE
3 59.68 Gustafsson Olof,85,SWE

200 BACKSTROKE
1 2:05.34 Renholm Pontus,86,SWE
2 2:08.03 Gustafsson Olof,85,SWE
3 2:10.18 Gustafsson Niclas,81,SWE

50 BREASTSTROKE
1 28.57 Gustavsson Martin,80,SWE
2 29.42 Clausen Christian,80,SWE
3 29.53 Dorch Jakob,85,SWE

100 BREASTSTROKE
1 1:02.63 Gustavsson Martin,80,SWE
2 1:04.35 Clausen Christian,80,SWE
3 1:04.84 Andersson Jonas,84,SWE

200 BREASTSTROKE
1 2:14.81 Gustavsson Martin,80,SWE
2 2:20.94 Clausen Christian,80,SWE
3 2:21.56 Andersson Jonas,84,SWE

50 BUTTERFLY
1 24.76 Frolander Lars,74,SWE
2 24.82 Dorch Erik,83,SWE
3 24.95 Lundeholm Filip,82,SWE

100 BUTTERFLY
1 55.01 Andersson Erik,84,SWE
2 55.52 Lundeholm Filip,82,SWE
3 56.48 Gustafsson David,82,SWE

200 BUTTERFLY
1 2:05.70 Sjodin Simon,86,SWE
2 2:06.94 Dahlberg Jonathan,80,SWE
3 2:08.38 Levander Jesper,80,SWE

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
1 2:05.61 Pettersson Axel,83,SWE
2 2:07.61 Samuelsson Erik,85,SWE
3 2:08.15 Bosnyak Tamas,85,SWE

400 INDIVIDUAL.MEDLEY
1 4:27.83 Pettersson Axel,83,SWE
2 4:30.36 Samuelsson Erik,85,SWE
3 4:38.68 Bosnyak Tamas,85,SWE

400 MEDLEY RELAY
1 3:47.68 Malmo KK,SWE
2 3:49.04 Linkoping ASS,SWE
3 3:51.09 Trelleborg SS,SWE

400 FREE RELAY
1 3:24.89 Linkoping ASS,SWE
2 3:26.58 SK Neptun,SWE
3 3:26.62 Malmo KK,SWE

800 FREE RELAY
1 7:34.78 Malmo KK,SWE
2 7:42.38 SK Neptun,SWE
3 7:57.86 Goteborg Sim,SWE

WOMEN

50 FREESTYLE
1 25.23 Alshammar Therese,77,SWE
2 25.75 Kammerling Anna-Karin,80,SWE
3 25.92 Lillhage Josefine,80,SWE

100 FREESTYLE
1 56.25 Lillhage Josefine,80,SWE
2 57.72 Hedenskog Claire,80,SWE
3 57.79 Granlund Petra,87,SWE

200 FREESTYLE
1 1:59.60 Lillhage Josefine,80,SWE
2 2:03.43 Svahnstrom Malin,80,SWE
3 2:04.22 Fagundez Gabriella,85,SWE

400 FREESTYLE
1 4:19.08 Lillhage Josefine,80,SWE
2 4:20.69 Gimholt Teresia,83,SWE
3 4:22.78 Berglund Eva,84,SWE

800 FREESTYLE
1 8:53.71 Gimholt Teresia,83,SWE
2 8:58.48 Berglund Eva,84,SWE
3 9:05.54 Armgarth Astrid,88,SWE

1500 FREESTYLE
1 17:00.36 Gimholt Teresia,83,SWE
2 17:12.16 Berglund Eva,84,SWE
3 17:23.62 Armgarth Astrid,88,SWE

50 BACKSTROKE
1 30.50 Alshammar Therese,77,SWE
2 30.63 Moonan Susannah,87,SWE
3 30.73 Svensson Martina,81,SWE

100 BACKSTROKE
1 1:04.16 Svendsen Therese,89,SWE
2 1:04.35 Moller Carin,83,SWE
3 1:05.19 Svensson Martina,81,SWE

200 BACKSTROKE
1 2:14.97 Svendsen Therese,89,SWE
2 2:16.55 Moller Carin,83,SWE
3 2:20.04 Svensson Martina,81,SWE

50 BREASTSTROKE
1 32.40 Ejdervik Rebecca,87,SWE
2 33.44 Dizdarevic Sanja,87,SWE
3 33.46 Engzell Jeanette,89,SWE

100 BREASTSTROKE
1 1:11.24 Wede Josefin,87,SWE
2 1:11.77 Ejdervik Rebecca,87,SWE
3 1:12.60 Larsson Sara,83,SWE

200 BREASTSTROKE
1 2:31.86 Wede Josefin,87,SWE
2 2:33.62 Jacobson Sandra,89,SWE
3 2:34.19 Larsson Sara,83,SWE

50 BUTTERFLY
1 26.40 Alshammar Therese,77,SWE
2 26.44 Kammerling Anna-Karin,80,SWE
3 27.46 Sjoberg Johanna,78,SWE

100 BUTTERFLY
1 1:00.11 Sjoberg Johanna,78,SWE
2 1:00.68 Fagundez Gabriella,85,SWE
3 1:02.05 Nilsson Emilia,88,SWE

200 BUTTERFLY
1 2:13.42 Granlund Petra,87,SWE
2 2:14.92 Berglund Ann,84,SWE
3 2:20.37 Broden Mia,83,SWE

200 INDIVIDUAL.MEDLEY
1 2:17.41 Lillhage Josefine,80,SWE
2 2:18.64 Svahnstrom Malin,80,SWE
3 2:19.60 Thyden Sara,89,SWE

400 INDIVIDUAL.MEDLEY
1 4:54.28 Thyden Sara,89,SWE
2 4:54.66 Berglund Ann,84,SWE
3 4:58.13 Sundberg Linnea,86,SWE

400 MEDLEY RELAY
1 4:18.08 Sparvagen A,SWE
2 4:19.02 Sodertorns SS,SWE
3 4:19.62 Kalmar SS,SWE

400 FREE RELAY
1 3:46.79 Vasby SS,SWE
2 3:52.55 Sparvagen A,SWE
3 3:53.81 SK Ran,SWE

800 FREE RELAY
1 8:14.69 Vasby SS,SWE
2 8:24.14 Sparvagen A,SWE
3 8:28.32 Kalmar SS,SWE

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