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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.

Swimming – 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships – Women's 50m Freestyle Semifinals – Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2017 – Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden celebrates after winning the race and breaking the World Record. Bernadett Szabo
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

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-swimming-world-50freestyle-record-idUSKBN1AE0N0

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