2020 GRAND PRIX MALMÖ
- Friday, March 6th – Sunday, March 8th
- Hylliebadet, Malmö, Sweden
- 50m (LCM)
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap
- Entry Lists/Results
Day 2 Highlights
Both representing their home nation of Denmark here in Sweden, the pair took to the men’s 1500m freestyle last night in a race that saw Ipsen get to the wall first. The result was the same in tonight’s 800m free event, with 25-year-old Ipsen stopping the clock in a time of 7:55.32 to get the win over Norgaard’s 8:01.61.
A minimum time of 7:54.31 represents the FINA ‘A’ Olympic qualifying time for Tokyo, a threshold Ipsen went well beneath with his 7:48.74 effort from the 2019 World Championships where he finished 9th.
As for Norgaard, he owns a personal best of 7:57.50 in the event from when he touched in 5th place at the 2018 European Junior Championships.
International Swimming League (ISL) Team Energy Standard just announced that Belarusian teenager Anastasiya Shkurdai would be returning to the squad for the 2nd season. Tonight, she won twice, taking the 100m back in 1:00.83 and also topping the 50m fly podium in 26.53.
Finally, Shkurdai’s teammate Yahen Tsurkin claimed 100m fly gold for the men, posting a winning effort of 52.62, off his 52.27 from the FINA World Cup stop in Singapore last August.