Sarah Sjostrom Downs 100 Fly World Record; World Junior Record For Oleksiak

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Women’s 100 Fly FINAL

Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden continues to flex her dominance over the sprint butterfly events, lowering her own world record of 55.64 to a 55.48. Sjostrom’s performance also makes her the first Swede to earn a gold medal in swimming at the Olympic Games.

Earning the silver medal was Canada’s Penny Oleksiak with a time of 56.46. Oleksiak’s time lowers her own junior world record and Canadian record of 56.73, a record that she set in prelims of the 100 fly.

2012 Olympic gold medalist and first woman to swim a sub-56 in this event, Dana Vollmer (USA), clocked a final 56.63 for third.

Chinese teammates Chen Xinyi and Lu Ying grabbed fourth and fifth respectively, separate by a slim .04 seconds. Chen turned in a 56.72 over Lu’s 56.76.

Japan’s Rikako Ikee picked up sixth place with a final time of 56.86 to be the last swimmer under the 57-second mark.

Australia’s Emma McKeon (57.05) and Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen (57.17) posted seventh and eighth respectively.

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    Sean

    Where are the splits and results? Am I missing something as I can’t find them anywhere on the internet. What is going on?

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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