(WATCH) Kromowidjojo & Sjöström Battle To The Touch In 100m Free

Dec 15, 2017

Women's 100m Freestyle


World Record: 50.25 – Cate Campbell (AUS), 2017

World Junior Record: 52.01 – Penny Oleksiak (CAN), 2016

European Record: 50.58 – Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2017

Championship Record: 51.35 – Inge Dekker (NED), 2009


In a tight battle, the Netherlands’ Ranomi Kromowidjojo shot out to a fast start and just held on for the win over 2017 Female Swimmer of the Year Sarah Sjöström. The 24-year-old Sjöström is not having her best meet here in Copenhagen, after dominating the World Cup circuit and the long course scene before that — she is still yet to win a gold medal here after three nights of racing. Denmark’s poster girl, Pernille Blume, swam into bronze. 

  1. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) – 50.95 [Championship Record]
  2. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 51.03
  3. Pernille Blume (DEN) – 51.63