Sweden’s Sjoberg Takes Two More on Day Two of Rio World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 18. SWEDEN'S Johanna Sjoberg added two more victories to the pair she won yesterday to become the winningest swimmer on the first stop of the 2001-2002 FINA World Cup tour.

Sjoberg took the 100m free (54.26) and 50 meter fly (26.68) to go with her wins yesterday in the 50 free and 100 fly.

The USA's Lindsay Benko had no trouble winning the 400 free, as her 4:07.84 was five seconds faster than Ukraine's Yana Klochkova. The Ukrainian won the 400 free at the World Championships in July. Benko, who also finished second to Sjoberg today in the 100 free, won the 200 free/200 back duo yesterday.

Klochkova and Geramny's Jirka Letzin completed their sweeps of the medley events. Klochkova, the world and Olympic champion, won the 400 IM in 4:38,86, as she fought off a surprising Georgina Bardach of Argentina, who set a national record 4:41.09. She won the 100 IM toady in an easy 1:02.55, after taking the 200 yesterday in 2:13.52.

Letzin won the men's 200 IM today in 1:59.03 after sweeping the 400 and 100 meter events yesterday.

Russian WR-holder Roman Sludnov cruised through the 100m breaststroke, winning in 58.76 seconds–almost two seconds faster than Ukraine's Oleg Lisogor, the world champion over 50 meters.

RESULTS
Women's 100 meter freestyle
1. Johanna Sjoberg, SWE 54.26
2. Lindsay Benko, USA 54.88
3. Rebeca Braga, BRA 55.99

Men's 200 meter freestyle
1. Richard Say, CAN 1:45.84
2. Gustavo Borges, BRA) 1:46.48
3. Scott Tucker, USA 1:47.56

Women's 50 meter breaststroke
1. Emma Igelstrom, SWE 31.34
2. Rhiannon Leier, CAN 32.21
3. Roberto Crescentini, ITA 32.34

Men's 100 meter breaststroke
1. Roman Sludnov, RUS 0:58.76
2. Oleg Lisogor, UKR 1:00.44
3. Morgan Knabe, CAN 1:00.52

Women's 400 meter individual medley
1. Yana Klochkova, UKR 4:38.86
2. Georgina Bardach, ARG 4:41.09
3. Joanna Maranhao Melo, BRA 4:49.47

Men's 100 meter butterfly
1. Theo Verster, RSA 53.54
2. Kaio Almeida, BRA 53.66
3. Hugo Dupre, BRA 54.04

Women's 100 meter backstroke
1. Diana Macmanus, USA 1:00.76
2. Charlene Wittstock, RSA 1:00.83
3. Frances Adcock, AUS 1:00.99

Men's 50 meter backstroke
1. Michael Gilliam, USA 24.64
2. Toni Helig, GER 24.92
2. Sebastian Halgasch, GER 24.92

Women's 200 meter butterfly
1. Mandy Loots, RSA 2:11.88
2. Marcella Amar, BRA 2:16.82
3. Carolina de Carvalho, BRA 2:18.27

Men's 200 meter individual medley
1. Jirka Letzin, GER 1:59.03
2. Theo Verster, RSA 1:59.99
3. Terence Parkin, RSA 2:01.47

Women's 400 meter freestyle
1. Lindsay Benko, USA 4:07.84
2. Yana Klochkova, UKR 4:12.38
3. Monique Ferreira, BRA 4:14.57

Men's 50 meter freestyle
1. Jose Meolans, ARG 21.91
2. Rafael Thuin, BRA 22.10
3. Nicolas dos Santos, BRA 22.13

Women's 200 meter breaststroke
1. Emma Igelstrom, SWE 2:27.42
2. Rhiannon Leier, CAN 2:30.97
3. Marcelle Lopes, BRA 2:31.41

Men's 1500 meter freestyle
1. Richard Say, CAN 15:11.54
2. Luiz Lima, BRA 15:17.29
3. Bruno Bonfim, BRA 15:28.88

Women's 100 meter individual medley
1. Yana Klochkova, UKR 1:02.55
2. Giorgia Gramillano, ITA 1:04.20
3. Elizabeth Wycliffe, CAN 1:05.33

Men's 200 meter backstroke
1. Rogerio Romero, BRA 1:56.16
2. Sebastian Halgasch, GER 1:56.18
3. Leonardo Costa, BRA 1:59.44

Women's 50 meter butterfly
1. Johanna Sjoberg, SWE 26.68
2. Mandy Loots, RSA 27.46
3. Diana Macmanus, USA 27.95

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