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Sarah Sjostrom grabs at World Records in Canet-en-Roussillon

by ZwemZa on June 18th, 2017
Sweden's gold medal winner Sarah Sjostrom competes to set a new World Record in the women's 100m butterfly final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Sergei Grits AP Photo Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/article29849335.html#storylink=cpy

Sweden’s gold medal winner Sarah Sjostrom competes to set a new World Record in the women’s 100m butterfly final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Sergei Grits AP Photo

The first night of competition in Canet-en-Rousillon, starting off the final leg of the Mare Nostrum Series, proved to be the property of Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom. Sjostrom attacked her two events, the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, proving herself as a force to be reckoned with at Worlds. Meanwhile, the men’s races proved tamer, although France’s Mehdy Matella allowed his swim to do the talking in a stacked 100 fly heat.

The men’s 100 butterfly was less a question of favorites than it was of grit. France’s Mehdy Matella surpassed both Hungary’s Laslo Cseh (51.87) and South Africa’s Chad Le Clos (51.92) with a tremendous 51.63. The race allowed Matella to prove his salt head-to-head against two of the most seasoned flyers in the world—an excellent preview of what is to come at Worlds.

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