Sarah Sjostrom Posts Sizzling Double With Top-Ranked 50 Fly, 2nd-Ranked 200 Free

Gian Mattia D'Alberto / lapresse Roma sport nuoto trofeo Settecolli nella foto: Sarah Sjostrom SWE Gian Mattia D'Alberto / lapresse Rome in the photo: Sarah Sjostrom SWE
Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia D'Alberto / lapresse

Sarah Sjostrom raced her way to a pair of victories at the 2016 Stockholm Swim Open today, including a chart-topper in the 50 fly and a runner-up time in the 200 free.

Sjostrom threw down a 1:54.87 to win the women’s 200-meter free.  That moved her up to second in the world behind only Katie Ledecky’s 1:54.43 from the Austin stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series.  Viktoriia Andreeva turned in a second-place time of 1:58.86 with Ida Marko-Varga earning third in 2:00.27.

Sjostrom then shot to the top of the world in the women’s 50-meter fly with a sizzling 25.15. That’s among the top 15 times ever.  Svetlana Chimrova finished second in 26.26, while Therese Alshammar placed third in 26.29.

Henrik Christiansen vaulted to the top of the world in the men’s 400-meter free with a 3:46.37.  That swim broke the Norwegian record in the process.  Adam Paulsson touched second in 3:52.33 with Victor Johansson earning third in 3:53.83.

Belarus’ Aliaksandra Herasimenia broke her own national record in the women’s 50-meter back with a time of 27.53.  That swim cleared her 27.57 set during semis of the 2009 World Championships.  It also moved her closer to Minna Atherton’s top-ranked 27.49 this year.  Anastasiia Fesikova placed second in 28.26 with Ida Lindborg earning third in 28.39.

Marco Koch, who already clocked a second-ranked 2:07.69 in Luxembourg earlier this year, won the men’s 200-meter breast in 2:08.46.  Erik Persson set a Swedish record in the event with a 2:10.35.  That swim broke his own mark of 2:10.41 from last August.  Giedrius Titenis picked up third in 2:13.33.

Piero Codia moved to sixth in the world with a 23.65 in the men’s 50-meter fly.  Sergei Fesikov took second in 23.94 with Evgeny Sedov placing third in 24.00.

Milena Karpisz topped the women’s 1500-meter free in 16:53.44 with Paulina Piechota snaring second in 17:00.98.  Hanna Eriksson finished third in 17:30.95.

Luca Mencarini won the men’s 200-meter back in 1:58.73.  Radoslaw Kawecki (2:00.20) and Mattias Carlsson (2:01.07) finished second and third.

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