(Race Video) Sarah Sjostrom Unleashes Another 55-Second 100 Fly To Win Title

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Out under world-record pace, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom continued to make 55-seconds look routine as she posted a meet record in the women’s 100-meter fly at the 2016 European Championships.

Sjostrom clocked a winning time of 55.89, blasting her own meet record of 56.12 from earlier this week.  She also challenged her world record of 55.64 as she went out in 26.31, under world record pace.

Comparative splits:

WR:  26.46, 55.74 (29.28)
Today: 26.31, 55.89 (29.58)

That’s Sjostrom’s fourth time under 56 seconds now as she has a 55.64, 55.68, 55.74 to her credit as well.  Dana Vollmer is the only other sub-56 swimmer with a 55.98.

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen raced her way to second in a 56.83, moving to third in the world rankings in the process.

Italy’s Ilaria Bianchi (57.52), Hungary’s Liliana Szilagyi (57.54), Belgium’s Kimberly Buys (58.48), Greece’s Anna Ntountounaki (58.86), Spain’s Judit Ignacio Sorribes (59.02) and Czech’s Lucie Svecena (59.06) finished third through eighth.


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