Pernille Blume was born on May 14th, 1994 in Herlev, Denmark.
2012 London Olympics
Blume swam the 50M Free, 100M Free and 200M Free but did not advance past the heats in any event. In the 4x100M Free Relay she joined Mie Nielsen, Lotte Friis and Jeanette Olsen to finish sixth setting a new Danish National Recordof 3:37.45. In the 4x100M Medley Relay, Blume teamed with Nielsen, Ottersern and Rikke Pedersen to finish seventh.
World Short Course Championships
In 2012, Blume and teammates won gold in the 4x100M Medley relay, and bronze in the 4x50M Free Relay. In 2014, Blume and company won gold in the 4x50M Free Relay and set a new world record. They also won gold in the 4x100M Medley Relay.
2016 Rio Olympics
Blume won her first individual medal at a major championships, winning gold in the 50M Free with a time of 24.07, just two one hundredths of a second over silver medalist, Simone Manuel of the US, and four one hundredths of a second over Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus.
2017 FINA World Championships
Blume showed she’s got much more range than just 50 meters. The reigning 50m freestyle Olympic champion, who wasn’t even expected to win that race in Rio, posted a 52.69 in the 100m freestyle final in Budapest. That took three tenths off of her lifetime best from semis, a 52.99. 52.69 is the new Danish record.
- Blume, semis: 25.49 – 27.50 (52.99)
- Blume, finals: 25.06 – 27.63 (52.69)
Day seven in the women’s 50m freestyle semi-final, Blume, the Olympic gold medalist in the event lowered her Danish record by two one-hundredths in 24.05.
Day eight in the final of the women’s 50m freestyle, Blume just missed the podium, getting 4th, but she swam a personal best time and lowered her Danish record again, 24.00.