There was no stopping Sarah Sjostrom in the final race of the 2017 European Short Course Championships. In her fourth race of the under two hour finals session she split a 24.27 on the butterfly leg of the 200 medley relay. Hanna Rosvall swam a 26.96 on the backstroke, followed by Sophie Hansson‘s 29.30 breaststroke leg. Michelle Coleman anchored the Swedish women to gold with her 23.90. The team topped the podium with their 1:44.43.
Denmark’s Julie Kepp Jensen (26.97), Rikke Moeller Pedersen (30.00), Emilie Beckmann (24.82) and Pernille Blume (23.21) earned silver in 1:45.00. With a 1:45.35 the French team of Mathilde Cini (26.72), Charlotte Bonnet (30.01), Melanie Henique (24.80), and Marie Wattel (23.82) earned bronze.
The Netherlands were fourth with a 1:45.39, just .04 behind the French team. Powered by the fastest backstroke split in the field, a 26.29 from Alicja Tchorz the team from Poland touched fifth in 1:45.63.
Italy (1:45.73), Russia (1:45.75) and Finland (1:46.22) wrapped up the final.