(WATCH) Sjöström Blasts 55 Flat 100m Fly For Euro Title & C'Ship Record
Women 100m Butterfly
World Record: 54.61 – Sarah Sjöström (SWE), 2014
World Junior Record: 55.64 – Rikako Ikee (JPN), 2017
European Record: 54.61 – Sarah Sjöström (SWE), 2014
Championship Record: 55.03 – Sarah Sjöström (SWE), 2015
Swedish sensation Sarah Sjöström finally picked up her first gold of these championships with a commanding victory in her pet 100m butterfly event. Her time of 55.00 was a new Championship record.
After failing to qualify for the 50m final earlier in the week due to energy conservation and a poorly timed finish, it was evident Sjöström wanted to make a statement in this one. Just a touch off her 54.61 WR from 2014, but a great swim nonetheless.
- Sarah Sjöström (SWE) – 55.00 [Championship Record]
- Marie Wattel (FRA) – 55.97
- Emilie Beckman (DEN) – 56.22
Editorial by Bobby Hurley