Ottesen Back In The Pool For Danish Open


  • Saturday, April 17th – Wednesday, April 21st
  • Taastrup Swimming Hall,
  • Start Lists
  • Not the only Olympic Qualifier
  • Results

The Danish Open got underway over the weekend with Olympic medalist Jeanette Ottesen in the pool racing her bread-and-butter sprint fly events.

Competing at Taastrup Swimming Hall, the 33-year-old mother produced a solid swim of 25.98 in the women’s 50m fly, a time which garnered her the silver medal behind teammate Emilie Beckmann. Beckmann got it done for gold in 25.62, just .12 outside her lifetime best in the event.

The pair are also seeded 1-2 after this morning’s 100m fly heats, with Beckmann snagging lane 4 in 58.49 to Ottesen’s 58.90. The former owns a PB of 58.01 in this event while the latter owns a career-quickest of 56.51 from back in 2014. More recently, Ottesen punched a 1fly result of 58.75 at a FINA Champions Series meet.

The men’s 100m fly saw Danish junior record holder Rasmus Nickelsen surge to the wall first in 53.04 to give the Helsingør Swimming Club the pole position entering tonight’s final.

Additional Notes:

  • Helena Rosendahl Bach clinched the women’s 400m IM victory in a time of 4:45.83, a best time by over 4 seconds.
  • The women’s 100m breast saw Thea Blomsterberg snag gold in 1:09.00 in a close race against Clara Rybak-Andersen and Anna Wermuth. Rybak-Andersen touched in 1:09.31 for silver while Wermuth rounded out the top 3 just .02 later in 1:09.33.
  • Signe Bro topped the 100m freestyle, touching in a mark of 54.01. Bro had put up a lifetime best of 53.83 earlier this year to become an Olympic qualifier.

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7 months ago

Had to laugh at chrome’s translation to English of the results. I can only assume that “aircraft” is the English translation of butterfly, whereas breaststroke is translated to chest for men and breast for women!

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