Sweden's Sjostrom returns to the pool after elbow surgery

FILE PHOTO: Swimming – 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships – Women's Freestyle 50m Medal Ceremony – Budapest, Hungary – July 230, 2017 – Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden (gold) poses with the medal. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

(Reuters) - Sweden's Olympic 100m butterfly champion Sarah Sjostrom has returned to the pool three weeks after undergoing surgery for a broken elbow.

The much-medalled 27-year-old posted a picture on Instagram of herself poolside with the caption "I'm back. Just kicking of course."

Sjostrom, whose world records include the 50m and 100m freestyle as well as 50m and 100m butterfly, broke her elbow in early February when she slipped on ice and fell to the ground in Stockholm.

The swimming programme at the Tokyo Olympics is due to start on July 24.

Sjostrom, who won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games and is also an eight times world championship gold medallist, said last month she was "determined and motivated to come back stronger then ever.

"I’ve seen athletes who come back stronger after injuries and they are my big inspiration now," she said.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Timothy Heritage)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Next In Swimming

Chalmers enjoys Tokyo tonic with Australian 100m freestyle title
It’s not the end after Tokyo – veteran diver Mun Yee’s game for Hanoi
Titmus enjoys winning return after injury layoff
Australia must prepare for swimmers to miss out on COVID-19 vaccine - CEO
Peaty ahead of schedule for Olympics after another 100m blast
Australia ramps up Olympic preparations at national trials
Swimming: Leukaemia survivor Ikee adds two more titles at Japan championships
Olympics - Diving, artistic swimming qualifiers to go ahead in Japan: Kyodo
Ledecky adjusts routine for prime time glory bid
Leukaemia survivor Ikee qualifies for second Tokyo Olympic relay event

Stories You'll Enjoy