Sarah Sjostrom Rattles 100 Fly World Record, Settles for 56.13

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Swedish superstar Sarah Sjostrom went out under world record-pace for the first 50 meters of her 100 fly, but she couldn’t quite hang on to that sizzling pace. Sjostrom ended up finishing in 56.13, moving her ahead of Rikako Ikee (56.23) as the fastest swimmer in the world this year.

No one in the field could challenge Sjostrom. Russia’s Svetlana Chimrova finished second in 57.30, and Italy’s Elena Di Liddo took bronze in 57.58. Just missing the medals were Italy’s Ilaria Bianchi (57.62) and Greece’s Anna Ntountounaki (57.67).

Also in the final were Sweden’s Louise Hansson (57.89), Denmark’s Emilie Beckmann (58.35) and Germany’s Aleina Schmidtke (58.80).

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