Show Of Strength From Sjostrom & Johansson

Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom [photo: arena]

On the penultimate day of action at Swedish National Championships in Halmstad, Sarah Sjöström swiped up to 4th in the world this year in the ‘fly dash with a dominant 25.83 in a session that witnessed a 1:07.14 meet mark for Jennie Johansson in the 100m breaststroke

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On the penultimate day of action at Swedish National Championships in Halmstad, Sarah Sjöström swiped up to 4th in the world this year in the ‘fly dash with a dominant 25.83 in a session that witnessed a 1:07.14 meet mark for Jennie Johansson in the 100m breaststroke

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Swimdad

Two more or less retired gents take home 50 free…. Where are the younger sprinters? Sad state of affairs in men’s swimming in kingdom of Sweden.

SwimFanFinland

Sjöström posted also a 56.84 in her butterfly leg in the Women’s 4x100m medley relay.

aswimfan

So which events will Sjoestroem swim?

50/100/200 free, 100 fly, and all three relays?

I am surprised she is not swimming the 50 fly. She has big chance to medal there, but I guess 100 free is much more prestigious.

DanishSwimFan

I really hope Sjöström can manage to peak at the right time this year, she’s such a talent it would be good to see her doing well in Barcelona.

Jennie Johansson and Joline Höstman seem to have been around for ages on the European scene, are either of them going to have a breakthrough at the world level this year? There seem to be a fair few good breaststrokers from the Nordic countries, there’s also Rebecca Ejdervik and Sara Nordenstam, who are all in those final places in big events but never seem to quite get in among the medals.

And while we’re on the subject of breaststroke, on the final day of Danish champs yesterday RMP swam another sub 2:23 200 breaststroke with a 2:22:28, I make that 4 times faster than the next best in the world this year 🙂

SwimFanFinland

@ASwimFan, I’m not sure about Sarah’s events but I think your guess is quite close to be correct. As to 50m fly, sportscasters asked her if she regretted passing over it but she didn’t admit it. Just like you put it, because it’s a bit more prestigious event (queen event). @DanishSwimFan, It’s interesting to see what Sarah decides to do as of now after graduating from high school. I hope she gives swimming a chance. As for RMP, she has accumulated all the pressure on herself in 200m breast. I really do hope she can carry it all as she’s my pick and favourite for the gold in that event.

SwimFanFinland

I meant of course that 100m free is the queen event (marquee event). Sorry for being unclear.

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