Rome 2015: Sarah Sjostrom Sinks Her 100 ‘Fly Nemesis of Rome 2009 With 56.04 Euro Record

Sarah Sjostrom [Photo by Patrick B. Kraemer]

About six weeks to go to the mo end when it will count most this year at world titles but in Rome at the Sette Colli today Sarah Sjostrom nailed her speedy Swedish colours to the mast for all rivals to see: 56.04, a European record, in the 100m butterfly and not long after a 24.44 win in the 50m free

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About six weeks to go to the mo end when it will count most this year at world titles but in Rome at the Sette Colli today Sarah Sjostrom nailed her speedy Swedish colours to the mast for all rivals to see: 56.04, a European record, in the 100m butterfly and not long after a 24.44 win in the 50m free

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aswimfan

YES!

Finally Sjostrom downs that Rome time, it’s been long overdue, and now the monkey off her back, I hope she breaks WR in Kazan.

There are two swimmers that I hope win golds in Rio: Campbell in 50 or 100 free and Sjostrom in 100 fly.
They both have taken sprint free and fly to a different level and it would be a travesty if they don’t have that olympics golds.

TommyL

Uaaahhhh!!!

I am getting super excited about Kazan. The only “trouble” is my wife planned our family vacation starting on Monday 3rd of August so no real live coverage for myself…

roy

solid time by sjostrom in the 100 fly. If she takes the 200 free seriously, she can swim a 1:53.

Lucas

Just cant wait for the W 200free in Kazan!!

luigi

“Solid” is a bit of an understatement, Roy :-). European Record, and 2nd fastest time ever.

Bill Bell

Just hope S-squared has a bit — a bit? A LOT left in the tank for Kazan!

She’s been going like gangbusters since January…maybe ease back and be well rested for the Big Dance.

peter

The Swedish girl. Did she flop at the last Olympics or was she unwell?

Haakon

Roy: Sjostrom had severe throat problems for a week one month prior to the London Olympics and missed out on some planned hard work. According to Swedish media at the time she felt powerless and believed she had missed on the taper. By looking at her swims at the meet you will also see horrendous underwater work at the turns compared to the competition. After the 24 low last year in the 50, it would not be a shocker to see a mid 55 during the course of the 2015 summer. Stamina not an issue; however she did the 50 fly without a breath and that might be a challenge in the 100 …

aswimfan

Sjostrom should have been able to swim 56.0 textile since 2 years ago.

She should be able to go 55.80 now if she goes 26.10-29.70

felixdangerpants

Which should be easy off a 24.4.
Guys that go 24.4 are going significantly quicker than 55.8

Vollmer would never have gone near 24.4

Craig Lord

Very different way of swimming, though, felixdp… the way Sarah swam that 50 in Boras is not the way she or anyone else can swim a 100. Sub-25sec swims on 50 fly have all come with 0 to 2 breaths (and a fast-turnover/flat-lining technique that she doesn’t use with quite the same intensity or efficiency for the 100 – she’d explode coming home if she did). I think what we’ve seen from Sarah over 50 in the past year has set a new standard for the dash and how you win at one lap. Guys going 24.4 are not swimming the dash with the same dash-specific efficiency as Sarah Sjostrom does. And the sums adds up the other way round for those more aligned with pure sprinting: 22.93; 54.88 – 50, 100 pbs for Ben Proud, for eg. I see some young guys going 24.4 on ‘fly who are inside 53 in the 100 ‘fly… that isn’t going to happen with Sarah Sjostrom.

felixdangerpants

No it isn’t but I do think she’s capable of far quicker than a 56.0

Craig Lord

Yes… not sure we’ll see it in major champs conditions with multiple events, as things stand… let’s see…

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