Danish 17-year old Mie Nielsen left her fans disappointed when she missed the World Championships this summer, especially with the rest of the team swimming so well, with a knee injury that cost her most of the season.
She will have, then, thrilled her fans with the way she announced her return from that injury.
In her first meet back today, at the Tyrmót Ægis in Reykjavik, Iceland, Nielsen broke the 50 short course meters backstroke National Record leading off Aalborg’s 200 medley relay.
She shaved a slim .02 seconds off of her own record, that was done in March of 2012, but the margin makes no matter. This is the first swim we’ve seen from her since April, and for her to go a best time in the swim speaks volumes of her progress since the injury.
According to her official Facebook page, the group from Aalborg Swim Club also broke a Danish National Record (for clubs) with a 1:50.61 in the 200 short course meters medley relay:
- Mie Nielsen 26.96
- Louise Dalgaard 31.06
- Mathilde Hvid 27.50
- Julie Levisen 25.11