I will be in no way far too focused on the starting torque, and forget almost everything else away, " continues Sarah, who on Monday will kick off the racing season in long course.
It was the last year that Sarah Sjöström decided to work extra with her classes, because she thought that they had potential for improvement.
" I'm very strong in my arms, but in the past I have not used them when I have printed me from the pallet, but nearly had fallen in, and then shot away from me with her legs. So what I have tried to do is to find a way so I use my arms more, told Sarah Sjöström for DN during the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Glasgow where she swam home four gold medals.
it is common to the active use of the arms in the starting torque to get more speed, but the among women is still uncommon.
Sarah Sjöström what curious to see how her starter could change and be improved if she embraced the men startteknik.
During parts of the last year, trained the Swedish simstjärnan therefore regularly on the starter.
the Result was so-so.
"thinking too much is not always a good idea when you are athletes," says Sarah with a laugh.
– Sometimes, you just do things, and dare to rely on their feeling.
it is therefore the feeling that will be Sarah's beacon.
" Actually, it is no major problem with my starter, not if you with the starting torque is thinking at the time that I am in the air and hit in the water. Rather, it is underwater that I can be a little bit better.
" Now hear those two things together, but as I said, do not think and work out extra the first, maybe both things will be a bit better.
draws Sarah Sjöström seriously in the time of the season when the first part of the new nordic simtouren begins in Helsinki.
the Races in Helsinki is underway for Monday and Tuesday, but Sarah will only compete on Monday.
After the Helsinki race she in the Norwegian Mountains. A week later it is time for one of the spring highlights when Sarah Sjöström competes at home in Eriksdalsbadet in Stockholm.
Between Friday 12 april and Monday 15 april will be determined Swim Open which is the last part in the nordic tour.
" the Hope is that I will compete myself in shape to Swim the Open. Last year I thought that I was a little småseg during the races, so this I think will be a perfect program, " says Sarah Sjöström, whose big objective this season is the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in south Korea in July.