In the News: Sarah Sjöström Shines Again on Swimming StageJuly 31, 2017
Swedish swimming sensation Sarah Sjöström cemented her place as one of the world’s best swimmers at the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.
According to SwimSwam, Sjöström was named the female swimmer of the meet – American Caeleb Dressel won the male honor – after winning three golds (50 free, 50 fly and 100 fly) and one silver (100 free) individually. She set two world records, leading off her team’s 4×100 free relay with a time of 51.71 and finishing the 50 free in 23.67.
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