Blume Hits 24.6 50 Free On Day 3 Of Danish Summer Nats


Day 3 from Danish Summer Nationals saw an appearance from reigning 50 free Olympic gold medalist Pernille Blume, as she competed in her signature event. After coasting to a 26.07 preliminary swim, Blume threw down a very respectable 24.62 to win the final. In Rio she won the event in 24.07, the current national record, and she currently sits 2nd in the world in 24.13. Emily Gantriis picked up silver in 25.99.

Another notable name in action was Viktor Bromer, who contested his signature event, the 200 fly, after winning the 100 yesterday. Bromer was an impressive 1:56.58, just shy of his season-best 1:56.46 from the Danish Open. Nicolas Blanch took silver in 2:03.13.

There was one national record that fell by the wayside, as Farum broke their own national record in the men’s 4×100 medley relay. Their clocking of 3:42.08 breaks their 2015 record of 3:43.39. Notable splits came from Philip Greve on breaststroke (1:01.76) and Frederik Siem Pedersen on free (49.12). Bromer posted a 53.14 fly leg for Aalborg, who finished in the runner-up position.

The women’s 200 fly had an exciting finish, as Christina Kaas Elmgreen held on for the win in 2:16.47. Just behind her, Regitze Gaard (2:17.43) made up over a second and a half on Caroline Erichsen (2:17.52) down the final 50 to claim the silver.

The men’s 200 IM featured a clash of winners from day 2, as 400 free winner Frans Johannessen and 200 breast champ Jacob Jorgensen squared off. It was actually the breaststroke leg where Johannessen pulled away, taking the win in 2:03.03 with Jorgensen back for 2nd in 2:05.16. Katrine Bukh Villesen also won the 200 IM after taking the 400 free yesterday, clocking 2:17.48 in the women’s event.


  • Joan Casanovas, who was the runner-up in the men’s 400 free, won a close race in the 800. He touched in 8:18.86, just getting by Oli Mortensen (8:19.06).
  • Tobias Bjerg (22.86) claimed the men’s 50 free over Siem Pedersen (23.00).
  • Sigma won the women’s 4×100 medley relay in 4:13.19. Rikke Moller Pedersen had the most notable split in the field – 1:07.72 on breast – for her Holbæk team that finished 3rd.

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6 years ago

I wonder if she’ll even medal this summer

Reply to  john26
6 years ago

Silver or Bronze definetly possible. She’s been 24.1 rested and at this meet she wasn’t rested nor tapered and went a respectable 24.6

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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