Sarah Sjostrom to Skip Short Course World Championships

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Photo courtesy: SIPA USA

Sarah Sjostrom announced she will be skipping the 2018 Short Course World Championships in China in December.

The Swedish Olympic champion made the announcement on her Instagram page.

“I have decided not to participate in the world championships (scam) China, Hangzhou in the middle of December. In November I will race the World Cup in Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore as planned,” she wrote. “After that my main focus will be the long course world championship in July (South Korea). My last competition of the year is Energy For Swim in Turin December 20-21.”

Sjostrom has the world’s top ranking in the short course meters 50 fly (24.61), 200 free (1:51.60) and is ranked second in the 100 fly (54.91), 50 free (23.36) and 100 free (51.21).

This is not the first time a top level athlete has skipped short course worlds. Sjostrom, herself, skipped the 2016 meet in Windsor, Canada. She did compete in 2014 and won the 50 fly, 100 fly and 200 free.