STOCKHOLM, Sweden, December 4. THE second day of swimming at the Swedish Short Course Championships produced a Swedish record in the women's 800 free relay.
Gabriella Fagundez, Josefin Lillhage, Petra Granlund and Ida Sandin lowered the Swedish record in the women's 800 free relay with a 7:51.65. That performance cleared the previous record of 7:51.93 set in 2008.
Joline Hostman touched out Jennie Johansson, 1:05.27 to 1:05.63, in the women's 100 breast. Hostman moved to second in the world rankings behind Leisel Jones (1:03.63), while Johansson clipped her now fourth-ranked season best of 1:05.64 set at the Stockholm stop of the World Cup. Una Finnman placed third in 1:08.72.
Sarah Sjostrom snagged the women's 100 free title in 53.21. She's been faster this year with a fourth-ranked season best of 52.65 set during the Berlin stop of the World Cup. Josefin Lillhage took second in 53.71, while Ida Marko-Varga wound up third in 54.08.
Sara Thyden topped the women's 400 IM in 4:36.25 to move to 17th in the world rankings. Ida Sandin placed second in 4:40.59, while Nadia Salomonsson picked up third in 4:48.88.
Sandra Hafstrom downed the meet record in the women's 200 back with a 2:07.22. That swim beat Therese Svendsen's 2006 mark of 2:08.90. Ida Lindborg placed second in 2:09.53, while Michelle Coleman placed third in 2:09.55.
Niklas Borin set the meet record in the men's 50 back with a 24.64. That effort cleared Daniel Carlsson's 2000 meet standard of 24.83. Sebastian Holmberg (24.96) and Alexander Nystrom (25.03) finished second and third.
Linus Kanth won the men's 200 IM in 2:00.92. Mattias Carlsson (2:01.46) and Kristian Kron (2:01.55) finished second and third. Jakob Dorch snared the men's 50 breast title in 27.47, while Niklas Tour took second in 27.86. Erik Dorch earned third in 28.06.
Petter Stymne snared the men's 100 free crown in 47.89, while Lars Frolander touched just behind in 47.93. Robin Andreasson placed third in 48.32. Oscar Ekstrom hit the wall in 15:50.58 to win the men's 1500 free. Erik Gissen (15:56.47) and Anton Nieminen (15:56.65) finished second and third.
Petra Granlund, Nadia Salomonsson, Gabriella Fagundez and Josefin Lillhage won the women's 200 medley relay in 1:49.17. Simon Sjodin, Niklas Tour, Pontus Flodqvist and Stefan Nystrand topped the men's 400 medley relay in 3:35.94.