Nielsen Adds Three Golds To Medal Haul At Danish SC Championships

2016 DANISH CHAMPIONSHIPS (SCM)

The third of four finals sessions at the Danish Short Course National Championships saw some fast swims, including wins from international medalists Mie NielsenRikke Moller Pedersen and Viktor Bromer.

Nielsen, who came into the night already with four gold medals at the meet, came away with three more thanks to an individual win in the 200 free along with two relay golds. In the 200 free, her clocking of 1:57.01 topped runner-up Maria Grandt (1:58.87), as well as two Dutch swimmers racing exhibition (though they swam finals): Robin Neumann (1:58.16) and Maud van der Meer (1:58.46).

She was a key member on both of Aalborg’s relays, leading them to wins in the 200 medley and 400 free. In the 200 medley, she swam the anchor leg in a swift 24.31, joining teammates Isabella Soresen (27.66), Elida Maria Folkedal Hole (31.74) and Katrine Villesen (27.08) en route to gold.

In the 400 free relay, Sorensen (56.78), Villesen (56.20) and Lisa Schon (57.11) had the team sitting 3rd going into the final leg, but Nielsen’s blistering split of 52.84 carried them to victory by almost two seconds. Gladsaxe, the runners-up, were highlighted by 50 free Olympic champ Pernille Blume who split 54.12 on the second leg.

As for Moller Pedersen, she began her night with a solid 30.58 breaststroke split on the medley relay, but that was really just a warmup for the 200 breast. She went onto win the 200 decisively, clocking a time of 2:22.36 to win by more than six seconds over runner-up Josefine Pedersen (2:28.42).

Bromer had a dominant win in the 200 fly, touching in 1:53.90, well ahead of Aalborg teammate Nicolas Blanch (1:58.45). Bromer also posted the fastest split in the field in the men’s 800 free relay going 1:46.83, as his Aalborg team (7:17.59) fell to Kvik (7:13.69).

Another highlight from the night was the women’s 400 IM, which saw Villesen break her own junior national record clocking 4:40.42 to take out her old record by almost a full second.

Other winners on the night were Magnus Jakupsson in the men’s 100 back (53.27), Oli Mortensen in the men’s 1500 (15:19.92), Emilie Beckmann in the women’s 50 fly (25.88) and Frederik Siem Pedersen in the men’s 50 free (22.20).

The meet concludes tomorrow.

 

 

 

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James Sutherland

James is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs, where he is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 11th season as a competitive swimmer.

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