Sjostrom sets 100m butterfly world record

Mon Aug 3, 2015 11:44am EDT
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KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom set a world record for the women’s 100 meters butterfly at the world swimming championships on Monday.

Sjostrom’s time of 55.64 seconds broke her previous mark of 55.74, which she set in the semi-finals on Sunday.

(Reporting by Rod Gilmour; editing by Toby Davis)

Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden reacts after setting a new world record in women's 100m butterfly final at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia, August 3, 2015.     REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth  - RTX1MVEP