At the Olympic Games 2016, Sarah Sjöström created history by becoming the first Swedish woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming when she set a new world record in the 100 m butterfly, with a time of 55.48 seconds.
She is the only female swimmer to win five individual medals at a single FINA World Aquatics Championships and as of 2019 she has won a total of 16 individual medals at long course World Championships, more than any other female swimmer in history.
Women Fitness President joins the inspirational swimmer on journey as a swimming sensation and her take on things during the current pandemic.
You are the current world record holder in the 50-meter freestyle (long course), the 100-meter freestyle (long course), the 200-meter freestyle (short course), the 50-meter butterfly (long course), and the 100-meter butterfly (long course and short course). Starting off at a young age of 14, share the trials and triumphs from your journey in the world of swimming?
It’s unreal to look back at the these achievements I have accomplished in the last 12 years. It has been a tough journey but also a lot of fun. I’ve been doubting myself many times but also surprising myself many times. And I have been disappointed but kept coming back even stronger.
You are the first Swedish woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming. The only female swimmer to win five individual medals at a single FINA World Aquatics Championships and as of 2019, you have won a total of 16 individual medals at long course World Championships, more than any other female swimmer in the history. Five factors that have been instrumental inyour victory at the Olympic Games?
Hard work, dedication, talent, the ability to switch on and off and mental preparation.
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