Lars Frölander

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Lars Frölander
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Personal information
Full name Lars Arne Frölander
Nationality  Sweden
Born (1974-05-26) 26 May 1974 (age 40)
Boden, Sweden
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, freestyle
Club Linköpings ASS
College team SMU Mustangs (1996–1998)

Lars Arne Frölander (born 26 May 1974 in Boden) is a Swedish swimmer. He has competed in six consecutive Olympic Games (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012).

Biography[edit]

Frölander was born in Boden. He grew up in Ornäs in Borlänge Municipality.

In the 1992 Summer Olympics, he competed in the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay along with Christer Wallin, Anders Holmertz and Tommy Werner. The Swedish team finished second behind the Unified Team.

In the 1996 Summer Olympics, Frölander again finished second in the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay with the Swedish team. The team consisted of Christer Wallin, Anders Holmertz, Frölander, Anders Lyrbring. This time the United States was the winning team. Frölander also competed in the 100 metre freestyle, where he finished ninth in the heats but scratched the B-final, and in the 100 metre butterfly event, where he finished 19th.

The highlight of his career was when he won the gold in the 100 metre butterfly event at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. A couple of months earlier he twice broke the world record in the men's 100 m butterfly (short course). Frölander was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 2000 as a result of his gold medal victory in Sydney.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Frölander, age 38, posted a 52.47 in the opening heats of the 100m Butterfly, less than 1 second slower than the top qualifier Chad Le Clos, but .12s too slow to advance to the semifinals.

Personal bests[edit]

Long course (50 m)[edit]

Event Time


Date Meet Location Ref
50 m freestyle  22.65  (h)
18 Jul 2000 European Championships Helsinki, Finland
100 m freestyle  48.79  27 Jul 2001 World Championships Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
200 m freestyle  1:50.03  13 Aug 1997 European Championships Seville, Spain
50 m butterfly  23.56  NR
18 Jul 2008 Swedish Championships Norrköping, Sweden
100 m butterfly  52.00  NR
22 Sep 2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia

Legend: WRWorld record; EREuropean record; NRSwedish record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial


Short course (25 m)[edit]

Event Time


Date Meet Location Ref
50 m freestyle  21.92  (r)
20 Oct 2001 Novo Nordisk Sprint Cup East Meadow, New York, United States
100 m freestyle  46.75  16 Mar 2000 World SC Championships Athens, Greece
200 m freestyle  1:45.43  16 Mar 2003 Swedish SC Championships Stockholm, Sweden
50 m butterfly  22.97  NR
20 Oct 2001 Novo Nordisk Sprint Cup East Meadow, New York, United States
100 m butterfly  50.44  NR
17 Mar 2000 World SC Championships Athens, Greece

Legend: WRWorld record; EREuropean record; NRSwedish record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial


Clubs[edit]

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Australia Michael Klim
Men's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (short course)

16 March 2000 – 14 December 2001
Succeeded by
Germany Thomas Rupprath
Awards
Preceded by
Tony Rickardsson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
2000
Succeeded by
Per Elofsson
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pär Lindström
Swedish National LC Champion
Men's 50 m freestyle

1997–1998
Succeeded by
John Miranda
Preceded by
Anders Holmertz
Swedish National LC Champion
Men's 100 m freestyle

1996–1998
Succeeded by
John Miranda
Preceded by
John Miranda
Swedish National LC Champion
Men's 100 m freestyle

2000–2003
Succeeded by
Eric la Fleur
Preceded by
Jonas Persson
Swedish National LC Champion
Men's 100 m freestyle

2006
Succeeded by
Petter Stymne
Preceded by
Jonas Åkesson
Swedish National LC Champion
Men's 50 m butterfly

1998
Succeeded by
Dan Lindström
Preceded by
Daniel Carlsson
Swedish National LC Champion
Men's 50 m butterfly

2000–2007
Succeeded by

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