Sarah Sjostrom Slated to Test Injured Elbow as Mare Nostrum Series Moves to Canet

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Sarah Sjostrom Slated to Test Injured Elbow as Mare Nostrum Series Moves to Canet

The second stop of the Mare Nostrum Series, which is serving as one of the final tuneup competitions for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Canet-En-Roussillon stop follows the opening leg of the tour, which was held over the weekend in Monaco.

Some of the biggest names in the sport are scheduled to race in France, headlined by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, the multiple Olympic medalist who is recovering from a broken elbow earlier this year that required surgery. Sjostrom is entered in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, and her performances will provide an indicator of where she stands with the Tokyo Games fast approaching. The reigning Olympic champion in the 100 butterfly, it remains to be seen if Sjostrom will be able to defend her crown in a little less than two months.

Coming off a solid showing in Monaco, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu will contest a multi-event schedule, including appearances in the 200 individual medley and 400 individual medley. On the men’s side, South African Chad Le Clos is one of the headliners as he prepares to chase Olympic medals in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly. Meanwhile, France’s Florent Manaudou and Brazil’s Bruno Fratus sit as the top seeds in the 50 freestyle.

Following the Canet meet, Mare Nostrum action will shift to Barcelona.

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    SwimJon

    And ace Therese Alshammar, 43, will make a comeback and is entered in 50 and 100 free