Sarah Sjostrom Puts Up Easy Speed 52.82 to Win 100 Free at Euros

Gian Mattia D'Alberto / lapresse Roma sport nuoto trofeo Settecolli nella foto: Sarah Sjostrom SWE Gian Mattia D'Alberto / lapresse Rome in the photo: Sarah Sjostrom SWE
Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia D'Alberto / lapresse

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom eased her way to the women’s 100-meter freestyle title at the 2016 European Championships.

Sjostrom clocked a time of 52.82, off her meet record of 52.67 from the 2014 edition of the meet . The swim is slower than her third-ranked season best of 52.78 from the Swedish Open.

Sjostrom could be keeping her powder dry for the 2016 Rio Olympics as she tries to contend with the Campbell Sisters in Australia.

The Netherlands’ Ranomi Kromowidjojo (53.24) and Femke Heemskerk (53.72) took second and third overall in the finale.

France’s Charlotte Bonnet (54.01), Israel’s Andrea Murez (54.89), Bulgaria’s Nina Rangelova (54.96), Italy’s Silvia Di Pietro (55.11) and Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto (56.52) finished fourth through eighth.


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7 years ago

Rio just can’t get here soon enough! Being swedish of course I cheer for Sarah but there will be some amazing swims there! Kazan will be kindergarten. C1 C2 Kromo Franklin Ledecky Ikee Hosszu Seebohm and then some surprises