Castella Among Danish Junior SC Championships Standouts


  • November 3rd – November 6th
  • Esbjerg, Denmark
  • SCM (25m)
  • Results

The 2022 Danish Junior Short Course Championships concluded over the weekend, with teenage standout Nicholas Castella making some noise.

The Herlev Swimming Club ace captured multiple victories over the course of the competition, continuing his momentum from when he hit a time of 50.78 in the long course 100m freestyle as just a 14-year-old.

Now 15, Castella kicked off his domestic campaign with a decisive victory in the boys’ 200m backstroke. He touched the wall in a mark of 1:55.95 to nearly break the Danish Junior Record in the event. That milestone remains at the 1:55.80 Marcus Bak put on the books over a decade ago in 2009.

Castella’s 100m freestyle time here in Esbjerg checked in at 50.06 to wrangle up his 2nd individual gold, while he also snared the 200m free victory in a mark of 1:47.72.

The teen did damage across the relays as well, contributing a split of 1:47.86 on his squad’s gold medal-winning 4x200m free relay and separate splits of 48.88 and 48.60 on Herlev’s medley and free relays, respectively.

Casper Puggaard was a Danish Junior Record setter in the boys’ 100m back. Puggaard got to the wall in a time of 53.25, comprised of 25.60/27.65 splits. He also topped the boys’ 100m fly podium in 51.76.

On the girls’ side of the competition, Martine Damborg fired off a new Danish Junior Record in the 100m fly, punching a result of 58.73. Opening in 27.40 and closing in 31.33, Damborg’s result here overtook her own previous record of 59.14 from just last month.

Damborg also topped the girls’ 50m butterfly podium at 26.78, the only sub-27 outing of the field.

Ida Kragh scored a new Danish Junior Record in the girls’ 100m breast, hitting 1:06.62 to slice .11 off the 2019 record of 1:06.73 Clara Rybak-Andersen logged in 2019.

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2 months ago

Its not possible for a Dane to get a dutch record

Demarrit Steenbergen
2 months ago

This kid

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