Sarah Sjostrom Sets New Meet Record in Semis of 50 Fly at 2015 FINA World Championships

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Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom rebounded quickly from the women’s 100-free to top the competition in semis of the 50 fly with a 25.06. Sjostrom’s time lowers the World Championships record of 25.07 set by Sweden’s Theresa Alshammar in 2009.

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen turned in a 25.27 for the second-place seed. Ottesen improves on her 2015 best time of 25.48 from the Danish Open.

Great Britain’s Fran Halsall posted a 25.71 from heat two for a spot in the middle of the pool for finals. Halsall shaved .15 seconds off her best of 25.86 from prelims.

Ying Lu of China grabbed the fourth-place seed with a time of 25.79, adding .10 seconds to her prelims time of 25.69.

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace of the Bahamas and Egypt’s Farida Osman kept it close in heat one finishing .07 seconds apart. Vanderpool-Wallace got her hand to the wall first finishing with a time of 25.81, while Osman settled for the sixth-place seed and a 25.88.

Inge Dekker of the Netherlands (25.90) and Anna Dogwiert of Poland (25.91) finished seventh and eighth respectively.

Scheduled Events

  • Women’s 100 Free (Finals)
  • Men’s 200 Back (Finals)
  • Women’s 200 Back (Semis)
  • Men’s 50 Free (Semis)
  • Women’s 200 Breast (Finals)
  • Men’s 100 Fly (Semis)
  • Women’s 50 Fly (Semis)
  • Men’s 200 Breast (Finals)
  • Men’s 800 Free Relay (Finals)
  • Men’s 50 Free (Swim-Off)

2015 FINA World Championships Finals, Day 6 – Results

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