FINA Best Female Swimmer 2017

Sjostrom in 10 clicks

December 05th, 2017

Fly(ing)

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Sjostrom's first world title happened in 2009, in Rome (ITA), when she won the 100m butterfly in a time of 56.06, a new WR

Budapest milestone

She was the Best Female Swimmer at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, after getting the gold in the 50m free, 50m and 100m fly, and silver in the 100m free

Best job

“I have the world’s best job and I love to travel, but Stockholm is my base and this is where I get the power and energy between championships, training camps and World Cup events"

Sweden's greatest

Sarah Sjostrom is the best Swedish swimmer in the history of the FINA World Championships: 7 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medal, from 2009 to 2017!

Nice collection

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Over her career so far, Sjostrom won 19 medals at major world events: 3 at the Olympics, 12 at FINA World Championships and 4 at FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

World Cup success

Sarah Sjostrom won her first Swimming World Cup title in 2017, pocketing US$ 150,000 after the completion of the eight-leg annual circuit

WR bonanza

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Until the beginning of December, Sjostrom established 6 World Records in 2017: two in 50m-pool (50m and 100m free) and four in 25m-pool (50m free, 100m free twice, and 200m free)

Olympic achivement

Sjostrom's Olympic medals so far were earned at the Rio 2016 Games: gold in the 100m fly, silver in 200m free and bronze in 100m free

Relay effort

Sjostrom's sole world-level medal (silver) in a relay event was at the Kazan 2015 rendezvous, where she swam the butterfly leg of the 4x100m medley in 55.28