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Sweden’s Sjostrom lowers own world mark in 100 fly

August 3, 2015
Sweden's gold medal winner Sarah Sjostrom celebrates after setting a new world record in the women's 100m butterfly final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Sweden's gold medal winner Sarah Sjostrom celebrates after setting a new world record in the women's 100m butterfly final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden has lowered her own world record in the 100-meter butterfly to win gold at the world swimming championships.

She led at the turn and won by a body length, touching in 55.64 seconds Monday night.

Sjostrom first broke the world record in the semifinals Sunday and she took it lower by a hundredth of a second in the final.

Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark finished second in 57.05 and Lu Ying of China was third at 57.48.

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