Less than half a year before the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjöström broke her elbow.
The 27-year-old Sjöström, who is the favourite for Olympic gold on many songs, went down on the ice in Stockholm, which was also snow-covered on Saturday. She suffered a fracture in her right elbow and has to undergo surgery.
“ It‘s a very annoying timing and I feel terrible,” writes Sjöström on Instagram, in front of a picture with her right arm in the plaster. “But at the same time, I am also determined and motivated to come back stronger than ever. I’ve seen athletes that were after injuries, and they are now my great inspiration.”
The Swedish conquered gold at the Games of Rio 2016 on the 100 meter butterfly stroke and silver and bronze on the 200 and 100 free respectively. The competitor of Ranomi Kromowidjojo currently holds the world records on the 50 and 100 free and the 100 and 200 butterfly.