Sarah Sjostrom Clocks 100 Fly European Short Course Championship Record

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In her second race of the fifth night at the 2017 European Short Course Championships Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom won the 100 butterfly. The Olympic gold medalist destroyed the field, winning the event by nearly a second. Her 55.00 was a new Championship record.

France’s Marie Wattel earned runner up honors in 55.97. Denmark’s Emilie Beckmann rounded out the podium with a 56.22.

Taking fourth was Sjostrom’s fellow countrywoman Louise Hansson (56.56). Italy’s Ilaria Bianchi touched fifth with a 56.65. In sixth through eighth were Belgium’s Kimberly Buys (56.87), the Netherlands’ Elinore De Jong (57.13) and Germany’s Aliena Schmidtke (57.17).

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