Sarah Sjostrom Shines Beyond Shiny To Confine Steffen’s Hydrofoil To History

Sarah Sjostrom, of Sweden, sprint queen with world records beyond the shiny suits in both the 50 and the 100m free - by Patrick B. Kraemer

It was a semi-final – but much like that other world record set by Sarah Sjostrom on freestyle this week (51.71, 100m), her 23.67 in the second semi-final of the dash set a new tone in women’s sprinting. On the day that the Swedish sprinter confines Britta Steffen’s hydrofoil to history, good to note Sjostrom’s impact and the drop ands drama of it all from these past eight years of struggle

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It was a semi-final – but much like that other world record set by Sarah Sjostrom on freestyle this week (51.71, 100m), her 23.67 in the second semi-final of the dash set a new tone in women’s sprinting. On the day that the Swedish sprinter confines Britta Steffen’s hydrofoil to history, good to note Sjostrom’s impact and the drop ands drama of it all from these past eight years of struggle

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