Sarah Sjostrom Improves Upon World Best In 50 Fly at 2016 Euro Champs

Photo Courtesy: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Women’s 50 Fly Final:

Just one heat separated Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom’s semi-final swim of the 100 free from finals of the women’s 50-meter fly, but that didn’t seem to phase the butterfly superstar. Sjostrom took charge early in the race and never looked back, clocking a 2016 best of 24.99. That time makes Sjostrom the only female to post a sub-25 second swim in the 50 fly for this year and improves upon her first place ranking of 25.15 from the Swedish Open.

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen cranked out a 25.44 to win the silver medal and improve upon her 2016 best of 25.70. Ottesen’s time moves her from fourth to third in the world rankings.

Finishing close behind was Francesca Halsall of Great Britain with a time of 25.48. Halsall’s 2016 best sits at a 25.35 from earlier in the meet.

Ranomi Kromowidjojo turned in a fourth place finish of 25.82, while Sweden’s Therese Alshammar picked up fifth with a time of 26.01.

France’s Melanie Henique grabbed sixth with a 26.12, just ahead of The Netherlands’ Maaike De Waard’s 26.18.

Anna Dowgiert of Poland was eighth with a 26.22.

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