Jeanette Ottesen, Femke Heemskerk and Ranomi Kromowidjojo all had very strong performances on the second day of competition at the Danish Short Course Championships in Copenhagen.
Ottesen won the women’s 50 butterfly in a time of 24.88 which places her second in the world rankings next to Inge Dekker who recorded a 24.59 in September. Ottesen jumped over Sarah Sjostrom who posted a 25.10 yesterday at the Swedish Short Course Championships.
In the same race Kromowidjojo finished in a time of 25.47 which ranks fifth in the world.
Ottesen’s time is also only one one-hundredth of a second off of her own national record of 24.87, which she set last year.
Heemskerk recorded the evening’s fastest time in the 200 IM touching the wall in a time of 2:06.69. Her time keeps her in the third place position in the world rankings, beating her previous season’s best of 2:06.88.
Since Heemskerk is Dutch the gold in the event went to Mie O Nielsen who finished in a time of 2:10.76.
Moniek Nijhuis out swam Rikke Moller Pedersen in the women’s 100 breaststroke finishing in a time of 1:04.97. Pedersen recorded a time of 1:05.76. Just as in the women’s 200 IM since Nijhuis is Dutch the gold went to Pedersen.
Lotte Friis, who is only competing int he 200 and 400 freestyle, took her first event of the competition winning the 400 in a time of 4:02.41. Her time ranks her 14th in the world.
Mads Glaesner won the men’s 800 freestyle in a time of 7:48.59 which ranks 18th in the world.
Magnus Jakupsson won his third and fourth championships of the competition. Jakupsson won the men’s 50 butterfly in a time of 24.08 and followed that up with a win in the 50 backstroke recording a time of 24.86.
Other winners included:
- Men’s 200 IM – Viktor Bromer – 1:57.09
- Men’s 100 breaststroke – Niklas Hedegaard – 1:00.55
- Women’s 200 breaststroke – Sarah Bro – 2:09.13
- Men’s 200 freestyle – Frederik Pedersen – 1:46.09
Full results can be found here.