Another week, another new world record for Sweden's Sarah Sjöström

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Another week, another new world record for Sweden's Sarah Sjöström
File photo of Sjöström competing in Sweden. Photo: Thomas Johansson/TT

Sweden's Sarah Sjöström set a new short-course record for the women's 100m freestyle in Moscow on Thursday, her eighth world record in total.


She clocked a time of 50.77 seconds, a day after setting a new 50m best of 23.10secs.

The previous short-course 100m record of 50.91secs was held by Australian Cate Campbell, who finished third in the World Cup event in Russia on Thursday, behind Dutchwoman Ranomi Kromowidjojo.

The 23-year-old Sjöström broke both the 50m and 100m freestyle long-course records at the recent world championships in Budapest en route to three gold medals.

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She was named Female Swimmer of the Meet, tallying 22 points thanks to her records and medals, and beating Katie Ledecky who claimed 18 points.

Sjöström is also the world-record holder in both the long-course 50m and 100m butterfly, as well as in the short-course 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle.

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