Martin Hammer Breaks Norwegian Record With 22.75 In 50 Free

Norwegian National Championships

University of Tampa swimmer Martin Hammer set a new Norwegian national record at the Norwegian National Championships this morning. He broke his own record and finished first in the men’s 50 freestyle with a time of 22.75, barely breaking his previous record of 22.77. Hammer set his previous record at the Sette Colli Trophy meet which took place in Rome, Italy from June 24-26.

Like many international athletes, Hammer trains in the United States despite being born and raised in Norway. He trains and competes with the University of Tampa, where he just completed his Junior year. At this year’s NCAA Division II Championships he finished fourth in the men’s 50 yard freestyle with a time of 19.67 and seventh in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 43.75. In addition, he was a vital component of Tampa’s first place finishing 200 freestyle relay. This relay also included Norwegian record holder Runar Borgen. Borgen holds the Norwegian national record in the 50 butterfly with a time of 24.18.

The Norwegian National Championships began this past Thursday and concluded today, meet information and results can be found here.

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Attila the Hunt
6 years ago

He sure can touch it.

6 years ago

With a name like that, and the physique of an elite sprinter, this young man has got a bright future in the adult film industry after he hangs up the goggles.

Reply to  Sven
6 years ago

this is brilliant

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6 years ago


6 years ago

Wow he nailed it

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