News24.com | Swedish swimmer Sjostrom breaks elbow, lower than 6 months to Olympics

Tokyo Olympics (Gallo Images)

Tokyo Olympics (Gallo Photos)

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, the 100m freestyle world file holder, has broken her appropriate elbow after slipping on ice, lawful below six months out from the Olympics in Tokyo.

The 27-year-normal, who is also the defending Olympic 100m butterfly champion, acknowledged she became once devastated by the accident and need to endure surgery on Monday.

“The outdated day I slipped badly on the ice and broke my elbow after I fell on the bottom,” Sjostrom wrote on Instagram.

“Or no longer it is obviously very shitty timing and I genuinely feel devastated, however at the identical time I’m obvious and motivated to reach abet abet stronger then ever.

“I’ve seen athletes who arrive abet stronger after accidents and they’re my large inspiration now. Surgical treatment is scheduled the following day.”

The accident happened whereas Sjostrom became once strolling thru snow-lined Stockholm after coaching on Saturday.

Her operation is scheduled for Monday morning.

In step with the national crew physician, restoration takes as much as six weeks.

“We can peek all the perfect plot thru the week regarding rehabilitation,” Rene Tour prompt an on-line press convention.

Sjostrom is Sweden’s biggest swimming important particular person with four long direction world records (50 and 100m freestyle, 50 and 100m butterfly).

On the Rio Olympics in 2016, she gained three medals — gold in 100m butterfly, silver in 200m freestyle and bronze in the 100m freestyle.

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