Sarah Sjostrom Leads Way in Loaded 100 Free Semifinals at 2015 FINA World Championships

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Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom was at it again as she led the way into the women’s 100-meter free finals at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Sjostrom paced a pair of 52-second performances with a 52.78 for the top seed.  That’s not far off her national record of 52.67 as she moved closer to the top times in the world of 52.69 shared by Femke Heemskerk and Cate Campbell.

Campbell, meanwhile, put up the easiest 52-second swim potentially in history as she seemed to cruise down the stretch with a second-seeded time of 52.84.

Bronte Campbell hit the wall in 53.00, bettering her fourth-ranked season best of 53.04 as she looks to overtake her sister for the top spot in the world.

Heemskerk checked in with a fourth-seeded time of 53.38, while teammate Ranomi Kromowidjojo wound up fifth in 53.78.

USA’s Simone Manuel (53.81) and China’s Shen Duo (53.91) qualified sixth and seventh.

USA’s Missy Franklin clipped Canada’s Chantal Van Landeghem, 53.92 to 53.93, for the final spot into the finale.

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  • Women’s 100 free semis
  • Men’s 200 IM finals
  • Women’s 200 breast semis
  • Men’s 100 free finals
  • Women’s 200 fly finals
  • Men’s 200 breast semis
  • Women’s 50 back finals
  • Men’s 200 back semis
  • Women’s 800 free relay finals


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6 years ago

As a club coach watching Missy and Simone as younger teenaged girls, it is sad to see how bad their strokes and technique look now. Missy doesn’t seem to have the efficient stroke to close her races like she used to, and Simone looks like she is flailing through the water. She used to have such a strong pull.

The US needs them to find their old forms if we are going to do anything in the 400 free relay in Rio.