Sarah Sjostrom Looking at Return to 100 Butterfly for 2024 Olympic Games in Paris


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Sarah Sjostrom Looking at Return to 100 Butterfly for 2024 Olympic Games in Paris

Meeting with reporters on the final night of the World Championships, Swedish star Sarah Sjostrom indicated that a return to the 100-meter butterfly is likely for next year’s Olympic Games in Paris. Sjostrom managed a scaled-back program in Fukuoka, contesting only the 50-meter butterfly and 50 freestyle on an individual basis.

Sjostrom certainly maximized her events, as she won a fifth consecutive world crown in the 50 fly and posted the fastest-two times in history in the 50 freestyle. In the semifinals of the 50 free, Sjostrom rocketed to a time of 23.61. She followed that effort with a clocking of 23.62 for the gold medal, the record 21st individual medal of her World Champs career.

A different schedule will be embraced by Sjostrom when the Olympics are held in the French capital. Sjostrom told media in Fukuoka that she would compete in the 50 and 100 freestyle and was likely to compete in the 100 butterfly. The 100 fly put Sjostrom on the international map when she won the world championship and set a world record in the event at the 2009 World Championships in Rome.

Sjostrom is the world-record holder in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly.

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