Danish 18-year old Mie Nielsen has broken the National Record in the 100 meter backstroke (long course) on Sunday at the 2015 Mediterranean Open.
Nielsen swam a 59.14, which improved upon her own record of 59.36 that was done at the Eindhoven Cup in April, 2014.
A comparison between Nielsen’s old record and new record:
- old record: 28.93/30.43 = 59.36
- new record: 28.97/30.17 = 59.14
Nielsen was challenged early in the race by American Natalie Coughlin, but on the last 50 roared into a race of her own to beat Coughlin (1:00.20) by a full second.
A full day 3 recap will come.