August 3, 2015 / 3:48 PM / 2 years ago

Sjostrom sets 100m butterfly world record

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.

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

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

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