Mie Nielsen continues to be the top swimming star on hand at the Danish Short Course Nationals. She won two titles on day two, both in somewhat off events: the 200 backstroke and 200 IM.
Nielsen swam 2:11.77 to win the medley, well of Julie Hjorth-Hansen’s national record of 2:07.08. Nielsen has dabbled in the IM races at the domestic level, she also won the 100 the day before, but never had a major breakthrough internationally. She won bronze at the European Championships in the 100 in 2011. Nielsen won comfortably in the 200 backstroke in 2:07.29.
Nielsen’s teammate Viktor Bromer was victorious in the 200 IM with ease as the only swimmer under 2:00 at 1:58.38. Bromer was well back of his own national record (1:54.86). Bromer does not typically swim this event at international meets, focusing mainly on butterfly.
Josefine Pedersen, a finalist at the inaugural European Games this past summer, set a Danish junior record in the 100 breastroke to win that event (1:08.34)
Other victories on the night:
- Line Jørgensen Bruun in the 400 freestyle (4:09.34)
- Lasse Dall in 50 butterfly (24.45)
- Amelie Mikkelsen in 50 butterfly (26.52)
- Niklas Hedegaard in 100 breaststroke (59.76)
- Magnus Jakupsson in the 50 Backstroke (24.25). Marco Loughran went faster in an unofficial swim (24.05)
- Daniel Skaaning in a tight victory in the 200 freestyle 1:46.56