BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom set a world record of 23.67 seconds in the women’s 50 meters freestyle at the world swimming championships on Saturday.


Sjostrom’s time in the semi-finals broke the previous mark of 23.73 seconds set by Germany's Britta Steffen in 2009.


(Reporting by Rod Gilmour, editing by Pritha Sarkar)