HALMSTAD, Sweden, July 2. THE Swedish Long Course Championships kept on rolling as Sarah Sjostrom doubled up, while Stina Gardell took down a meet record on day four.
Therese Alshammar suffered a rare loss in the women's 50 fly as Sjostrom topped her in the sprint fly, 25.82 to 25.89. Alshammar has the best time in textile with a 25.37 from earlier this month for the top ranking in the world. Sjostrom, meanwhile, stands third with a 25.67 from March. Lovisa Ericsson finished third in 27.22. Sjostrom doubled up on the fourth day with a winning time of 1:58.84 in the women's 200 free. Ida Marko-Varga posted a 1:59.74 for second, while Gabriella Fagundez snagged third in 1:59.97.
Gardell downed the meet record in the women's 400 IM with a 4:44.40. That effort cleared the 4:46.38 set by Sara Thyden back in 2009. Thyden wound up second tonight in 4:50.32, while Ida Sandin earned third in 4:55.38.
Simon Sjodin claimed the men's 200 IM title in 2:03.10, while Anton Lagerqvist touched second in 2:06.31. Simon Frank snared third in 2:06.32. Petter Stymne posted a 22.90 for the men's 50 free win. Jacob Thulin clocked a second-place 23.30, while Pontus Flodqvist wound up third in 23.39. Robin Andreasson touched out Oskar Nordstrand, 4:00.06 to 4:00.09, in the men's 400 free. Adam Paulsson claimed third in 4:02.95.
Jennie Johansson captured the women's 200 breast crown in 2:30.51. Elin Martensson snagged second in 2:31.43, while Jessica Eriksson picked up third in 2:32.66. Therese Svendsen hit the wall in 29.24 for the women's 50 back victory. Magdalena Kuras earned second in 29.45, while Ericsson picked up third in 29.91.
Simon Sjodin, Niklas Tour, Paul Gordon and Petter Stymne claimed the men's 400 medley relay title in 3:46.61.