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Swedena��s Sjostrom Sets World Record To Win The 100m Butterfly Event

Hot favourite, Sarah Sjostrom, became the first Swedish woman to win a gold in swimming at the Olympics after she won the 100 meters butterfly on Sunday. She broke her own world record in the event to achieve theAfeat.

Sarah Sjostrom swam the fastest 100 meter butterfly in history.
Sarah Sjostrom swam the fastest 100 meter butterfly in history.

16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak placed second to claim the silver, while the defending Olympic champion – Dana Vollmer of the United States took home a bronze.

The 22-year old is a three-time world champion in the 100m event, and broke her record of 55.64 seconds, set in Russia, to finish at 55.48. This is the first Olympic medal for the Swede who is competing in her third Games.
She will also be seen in the 50, 100 and 200 metres freestyle, but mentioned that she knew the butterfly was her best chance at a medal.

“The feeling is totally crazy. I didn’t realise it was a world record,” Sjostrom said. “I knew I was the big favourite. I was under pressure, so I tried to focus on no disasters. Before the start I said to myself: ‘It’s just a pool. It’s nothing. I know what to do.'”

The reigning world champion was leading from the start, and raced away from the field, especially over the second lap.

Oleksiak put up a strong fight in lane two to bag silver ahead of Vollmer, while breaking her own world junior record in the process.

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