Saturday, 5 July 2014
Stunning Sarah Sjostrom Breaks the 50 Butterly World Record
Sarah Sjostrom just set a world record for the ages. Watch and enjoy a woman taking the 50 fly to a whole new level. This follows her 23.98 in the 50 free yesterday, becoming the first woman under 24 seconds in textile. You're seeing a swimmer in historically good sprinting form.
To give the swim some context, last year in Rome, Sjostrom finished 4th in the 50 free World Championships final in 24.45. Today she was even quicker, and swimming fly. She broke the previous world record by 0.64 secs, and the previous textile best by 0.81 secs.
The world record is also notable as that is now 9 women's events where the global standard has fallen since the suit ban, over half of the 17 pool events.
If you thought 2014 would be dominated by Katie Ledecky's distance freestyle fireworks, think again.
In Super slo-mo...