With the majority of the top females not participating in the Danish Long Course National Championships this weekend in Odense Mie Nielsen‘s name stood out prominently.
Nielsen, who is ranked second in the world in the 50 backstroke to Yuanhui Fu, took the women’s 50 backstroke in a time of 28.31. Her time was well off her season’s best of 27.76, which is also the Danish national record. Nielsen finished nearly two seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
Two of the men who are part of the Great Danes initiative picked up championships on the first evening. Anton Ipsen won the men’s 400 freestyle in a time of 3:53.42 while Viktor Bromer took the men’s 200 IM in a time of 2:02.97, not far off his lifetime best of 2:02.08.
Julie Levisen took the women’s 100 freestyle in a time of 56.08. Emily Beckmann won the women’s 100 butterfly in a time of 1:00.38, while May Howardsen won the women’s 1500 freestyle in a time of 17:12.30.
Lasse Pittioni picked up a victory in the men’s 50 breaststroke posting a time of 28.86.
Full results can be found here.