Swimming: Sjostrom breaks women's 50 meters freestyle world record - Metro US

Swimming: Sjostrom breaks women’s 50 meters freestyle world record

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)

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