(Race Video) Sarah Sjostrom Pops a 24.22 in 50 Free in Sweden

Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / Mia Rossiya Segodnaya

Sarah Sjostrom, who already leads the world with a 24.17 from the Austin stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series, won the women’s 50-meter free in 24.22 as the second-best time in the world this year at the 2016 Swedish Open in Stockholm.

Aliaksandra Herasimenia placed second in 24.71, just off her sixth-ranked season best of 24.70.  Therese Alshammar took third in 24.96.

Viktoria Zeynep Gunes moved from eighth in the world to sixth with a 2:23.97 in the women’s 200-meter breast.  Jenna Laukkanen took second in 2:27.24 with Jessica Eriksson snaring third in 2:29.22.

Frederico Turrini jumped to 10th in the world rankings with a 4:17.45 in the men’s 400-meter IM.  Adam Paulsson took second in 4:20.33 with Henrik Christiansen earning third in 4:20.34. Christiansen’s time is a new Norwegian record.

Margherita Panziera of Italy claimed the women’s 200-meter back with a 14th-ranked time of 2:09.76.  Anastasiia Fesikova placed second in 2:10.48 with Eyglo Osk Gustafsdottir finishing third in 2:11.06.

Viktoriia Andreeva won the women’s 200-meter IM in a time of 2:12.19.  Stina Gardell took second in 2:13.92, while Simona Baumrtova finished third in 2:14.45.

Andrey Grechin topped the men’s 100-meter free with a 49.18.  Isak Eliasson placed second in 49.39 to break the Swedish junior national record.  Ari-Pekka Liukkonen snagged third in 49.61.

Simon Sjodin captured the men’s 200-meter fly title in 1:57.43, just off his 10th-ranked season best of 1:57.14.  Evgeny Koptelov took second in 1:58.16 with Stefanos Dimitriadis earning third in 1:59.43.

Apostolos Christou claimed the men’s 100-meter back title in 54.59.  Tomasz Polewka finished second in 55.73 with Matteo Milli earning third in 55.80.

Chiara Masini Luccetti hit the wall in 4:11.64 to win the women’s 400-meter free.  Paula Zukowska placed second in 4:14.68 with Susanna Negri taking third in 4:16.50.

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    Viktoriia Andreeva won the 200 IM, not the 200 breast. New Norwegian record for Henrik Christiansen in the 400 IM, by the way.

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