2019 DANISH OPEN
- Friday, April 5th – Tuesday, April 9th
- Taastrup Swimming Center
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- Start List
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Recap/Day 4 Recap
- Live Results
In tonight’s final, Bjerg found a way to slice another .04 off of that newly-minted record to ultimately take gold in 27.28. That once again clears the 27.39 time needed to qualify for Gwangju, giving Bjerg both the 100m and 50m on his repertoire.
The man who notched a new Danish National Record in the 1500m freestyle earlier in this meet, Alexander Aslak Norgaard, took home the 400m free gold tonight in 3:53.17. The 19-year-old’s time checks-in as the 2nd fastest of his young career, just missing his PB of 3:52.78 thrown down last month in Spain.
Unfortunately, the teenager need a time of 3:48.15 to make the World Championships squad in the event, although he’ll still have a chance at the Stockholm Open kicking off in just 3 days.
Katrine Bukh Villesen led a 3-woman race in the 400m free, clocking 4:13.90 for the win ahead of Helena Rosendahl Bach, who already won the 800m and 1500m freestyle events here at the Taastrup Swimming Center. Bach took silver in 4:14.75, while Marina Helter Hansen rounded out the top 3 just a second later in 4:15.75. None of the women were able to clear the 4:10.57 QT needed for Gwangju, however.
- Jakob Juul and Sebastian Ovesen were the only two competitors in the men’s 100m fly to go under 55 seconds. Juul topped the podium in 54.34, while Ovesen notched 54.91.
- Anna Wermuth won the women’s 200m breaststroke in her 2nd fastest time ever, hitting the wall in 2:28.84.