Sweden’s Emma Igelstrom Lowers Own World Mark in Short Course 100m Breaststroke

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 15. SWEDEN'S Emma Igelstrom capped a superb performance at the Swedish National Short Course Championships in Stockholm with a world record swim in the 100 meter breaststroke.

Swimming in the semifinals, Igelstrom clocked 1:05.29 — knocking nine-hundredths of a second off the global standard of 1:05.38 she set in Moscow last year at the Short Course World Championships.

Her splits: 30.82 – 34.47

Yesterday, Igelstrom set a European mark of 2:19.64 in the 200m breaststroke.

In other highlights: World record-holder Anna-Karin Kammerling swam to an easy win in the 50m fly, clocking 26.10; yesterday she took the 100m fly.

Hanna Eriksson won the 100m IM by almost three full seconds with her 1:01.62.

Camilla Johansson took her second gold as she cruised to a 2:11.95 win in the 200m backstroke. Yesterday she won the 100 back in 1:01.50.

On the men's side, Martin Gustavsson added to his victory in the 100m breast yesterday with a national record in the 200m breast today. Gustavsson's time was 2:07.66. His splits: 29.53 – 1:02.10 – 1:34.77 – 2:07.66. Joakim Nielsen, 18, placed third with a national junior mark of 2:14.88.

Stefan Nystrand set a meet record of 21.85 in winning the 50m free; 38 year-old John Miranda swam 23.11 in the semifinals.

Peter Edvarsson out-dueled former SMU standout Micke Jacobsson in the 400m freesstyle, 3:50.93 to 3:51.70.

Erik Dorch took the men's 100m IM in 55.63;

Olympic champion Lars Frolander set a meet mark of 51.83 in the 100m fly.

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