Sarah Sjöström

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Sarah Sjöström
Sarah Sjöström (2008).jpg
Sarah Sjöström (2008)
Personal information
Full name Sarah Fredrika Sjöström
Nationality  Sweden
Born (1993-08-17) 17 August 1993 (age 21)
Salem, Stockholm County
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, freestyle, backstroke
Club Södertörns SS

Sarah Fredrika Sjöström (Swedish: [ˈɧœˈstɾœm]; born 17 August 1993) is a Swedish swimmer. On 5 July 2014 she beat the world record for women on 50 meter butterfly. On 22 March 2008, at the age of 14, she took the gold medal in women's 100 m butterfly at the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands.[2][3] She was clocked for 58.44 seconds. In the semi-finals the day before, she set a new national record with 58.38 seconds, breaking Anna-Karin Kammerling's old one (58.71 seconds). At the Swedish championships in 2008 she swam at 58.55.

On 26 July 2009 at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships Sjöström set a world record in the semifinals with a time of 56.44, surpassing Inge de Bruijn's nine-year-old record. On the next day, in the finals for the women's 100 m butterfly, she won the gold medal and improved her world record time to 56.06.[4][5]

At the 2010 European Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, she defended her 2008 gold medal by winning the women's 100 m butterfly stroke.[6] (The European Aquatics Championships is a biennial event and hence did not take place in 2009.)

At the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Herning, Denmark Sjöström won four individual and two team medals.[7]

2012 Summer Olympic Games[edit]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sjöström competed in four individual events,[8] reaching the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 200m freestyle, and finishing 4th in the final of the 100m butterfly in a time of 57.17. Sjöström's world record was broken in this race by Dana Vollmer of the United States.[9]

Personal bests[edit]

Long course (50 m)[edit]

Event Time


Date Meet Location Ref
50 m freestyle 23.98 NR 4 Jul 2014 Swedish Nationals Boras, Sweden
100 m freestyle 52.67 NR 13 Apr 2014 European Aquantic Championship Eindhoven, Netherlands
200 m freestyle 1.55.04 NR 11 Apr 2014 Swim Cup Eindhoven Eindhoven, Netherlands
100 m backstroke 1:00.74 NR (rh) 1 Aug 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [10]
50 m butterfly 24.43 WR 5 July 2014 Swedish Championships Borås, Sweden
100 m butterfly 56.06 ER 27 Jul 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [11]
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 23.55 21 Nov 2014 2014 Swedish Swimming Championships Herning, Denmark http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/simning/article18027554.ab
100 m freestyle 52.60 = 7 Nov 2009 World Cup Moscow, Russia
100 m freestyle 52.60 = 11 Nov 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden
100 m backstroke 59.03 7 Nov 2009 World Cup Moscow, Russia
50 m butterfly 25.52 (sf) 11 Dec 2009 European SC Championships Istanbul, Turkey
100 m butterfly 55.78 15 Dec 2013 European SC Championships Herning, Denmark http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/simning/article18027554.ab
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

International finals[edit]

Only individual

Accomplishments[edit]

Sjöström won the gold medal in 100 metre butterfly in the World Championship in Rome 2009 and set the world record. She also participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics and finished 27th in the 100 metre butterfly and 29th in the 100 metre backstroke. She also participated in Sweden's 4×100 metre medley relay team. They managed to reach the final, but in the final they were disqualified for an over-long false start.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "bbc.co.uk/sport"
  2. ^ "14-åriga Sarah tog skrällguld", Sveriges Television (Swedish).[dead link]
  3. ^ "EM-guld till Sarah Sjöström", Sveriges Radio (Swedish).[dead link]
  4. ^ Nytt världsrekord av Sjöström, Sveriges Television (Swedish).[dead link]
  5. ^ Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom Lowers World Record in 100 Fly, Swimming World Magazine.
  6. ^ Anna Blomqvist (13 August 2010). "Sjöström försvarade sitt EM-guld" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  7. ^ http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/simning/article18027554.ab
  8. ^ "London 2012 Official Results". London 2012 Official Results. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "London 2012 Official Results". London 2012 Official Results. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Results Women's 4x100m Medley Relay Heats". OmegaTiming. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  11. ^ "Results Women's 100m Butterfly". OmegaTiming. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Netherlands Inge de Bruijn
Women's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

27 July 2009 – 29 July 2012
Succeeded by
United States Dana Vollmer
Preceded by
Sweden Therese Alshammar
Women's 50 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

5 July 2014 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Italy Federica Pellegrini
Women's 200 metre freestyle
world record holder (short course)

7 December 2014 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
France Diane Bui Duyet
Women's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (short course)

7 December 2014 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent