Swimming: Sjostrom breaks women's 50 metres freestyle world record

Sjostrom reacts after the 50m freestyle semi-final.
Sjostrom reacts after the 50m freestyle semi-final.PHOTO: AFP

BUDAPEST (REUTERS) - Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom set a world record of 23.67 seconds in the women's 50 metres freestyle at the world swimming championships on Saturday (July 29).

Sjostrom's time in the semi-finals broke the previous mark of 23.73 seconds set by Germany's Britta Steffen in 2009.