European 200 butterfly champion Viktor Bromer‘s performance highlighted the first day of competition at the Danish Open in Bellahøj.
Bromer won the men’s 200 butterfly in a time of 1:55.67, but his most impressive swim of the day came in the prelims where he recorded a 1:55.39. His time beats Japanese swimmer Daiya Seto‘s time of 1:55.61 which he put up at the BHP Billiton Super Series in January.
It was also just off Bromer’s Danish record of 1:55.29 which he recorded last summer in Berlin. He came into the 2014 season with a lifetime best of 1:57.67 and is once again on track to make significant improvements considering that he won this event at the 2014 Danish Open in a time of 1:58.54.
Jan Switkowski of Poland finished second placing him eighth in the world rankings.
Jeanette Ottesen took the women’s 50 freestyle in a time of 24.66 placing her second in the world rankings with only Cate and Bronte Campbell having swum faster this year.
Pernille Blume finished second in a time of 25.15 which is just one one-hundredth of a second off of her season’s best of 25.15 which currently sits 14th in the world rankings.
Julie Levisen finished third in a time of 25.69.
Mie Nielsen won the women’s 100 backstroke with ease hitting the wall in a time of 59.57. Nielsen was 43 one-hundredths of a second of her season’s best of 59.14 which is second in the world rankings.
Ida Linborg finished second in a time of 1:01.15 followed by Simona Baumrtova of the Czech Republic who finished third in a time of 1:01.30.
Pal Joesen of the Faroe Islands recorded the world’s second fastest 800 freestyle winning the event in a time of 7:52.82. He was followed by Mads Glaesner who posted a 7:58..88. Wojciech Wojdak of Poland finished third in a time of 8:02.87.
Fanny Lecluyse of Belgium won the women’s 50 breaststroke in a time of 31.17 which places her fifth in the world rankings. Lecluyse also broke her own national record which she set in the prelims where she posted a 31.25.
Jenna Laukkanen finished second in a time of 31.23 which puts her tied with Sophie Taylor for sixth in the world rankings.
Russian Andrey Govorov took the men’s 50 freestyle in a time of 22.25. Govorov’s time ties him with Ben Proud for eighth in the world rankings.
Barbora Zavadova of the Czech Republic took the women’s in a time of 2:13.74 which was not far off of her national record time of 2:13.10 which she posted at the European Championships last summer.
Julie Aglund Lauridsen won the women’s 800 freestyle in a time of 8:48.91 followed by Martina Elhenicka of the Czech Republic who finished in a time of 8:52.86.
Lavrans Solli took the men’s 100 backstroke in a time of 55.71 while Christian Rasmussen won the men’s 50 breaststroke in a time of 28.70.
Full results can be found here.