(Race Video) Sarah Sjostrom Blasts Top-Ranked 52.78 in 100 Free

Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

Sarah Sjostrom blitzed the women’s 100-meter free at the 2016 Swedish Open in Stockholm with the top time in the world this year.

Sjostrom raced her way to a 52.78, going out in 25.50, to clear the previous top time in the world of 52.85 set by Cate Campbell at the NSW Championships.

Sjostrom’s time was nearly a lifetime best, just missing her all-time fifth-ranked 52.67 from the 2014 European Championships.

Aliaksandra Herasimenia cranked out a second-place time of 53.81 tonight to move to eighth in the world rankings.  Ida Marko-Varga took third overall in 55.14.

Cameron van der Burgh blasted the men’s 50-meter breast finale with a 27.08 to take the top spot in the world this year.  Panagiotis Samilidis and Glenn Snyders shared that spot with a pair of 27.34s.

Giedrius Titenis took second in 27.77, while Edgar Crespo earned third in 27.83.

Henrik Christiansen moved up to second in the world in the men’s 800-meter free with a 7:48.26.  Gregorio Paltrinieri is the only swimmer faster so far this year with a 7:47.32.  Filip Zaborowski took second in 8:02.75 with Victor Johansson earning third with a Swedish junior national record of 8:05.29.

Ruta Meilutyte cruised into win the women’s 100-meter breast in 1:06.57. That’s off her second-ranked season best of 1:05.82 from the Edinburgh International meet.  Viktoria Zeynep Gunes took second tonight in 1:07.73 with Sophie Hansson taking third in 1:07.85.

Simon Sjodin captured the men’s 200-meter IM title in 1:59.53.  That swim put him 10th in the world rankings.  Erik Persson took second in 2:00.96 with Raphael Stacchiotti taking third in 2:02.65.

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen tied Evgeny Sedov for the men’s 50-meter free title with 22.37s.  Andrey Grechin picked up third in 22.38.

Chiara Masini Luccetti topped the women’s 800-meter free in 8:46.33.  Margherita Panziera touched just behind in 8:46.93.  Milena Karpisz placed third in 8:48.35.

Svetlana Chimrova claimed the women’s 200-meter fly in a time of 2:10.79.  Ida Marko-Varga took second in 2:12.66 with Susanna Negri snaring third in 2:13.50.

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    And yet she is a bit dissapointed… No PB’s…

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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