Sweden’s all-time top female swimmer Sarah Sjöström on the road to Tokyo 2020

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In 2009, Sarah Sjöström made her mark by winning the 100m butterfly at the World Championships in Rome when she was just 15. Ten years later, in Gwangju, she was defeated in her favourite distance by Canadian Margaret Macneil. “I was happy enough to win a new medal,” she explained. “I was even surprisingly happy to finish second. But I wasn’t able to beat the younger generation. I need to get used to it; I was already the oldest in the final in Budapest two years ago.”

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