Ottesen Not Pleased With Disqualification in Norway

On the first day of competition at the North Sea Swim Meet Jeanette Ottesen recorded two wins and put up times that placed within the top five and top ten of the world rankings.

On the second day of competition it looked like she would do the same in her lone event, the 100 butterfly, finishing the race in a time of 56.32, which would have put her fourth in the world rankings. That is until meet officials disqualified the Danish star.

Ottesen voiced her displeasure with the decision through her Twitter account:


Ottesen’s Danish teammate Rikke Moller Pedersen won her third event of the competition taking the women’s 50 breaststroke in a time of 30.84. Her time is a season’s best and with the win she completed the sweep of the breaststroke events at the three day competition.

Swimming in an event which he is not know for Ari-Pekka Liukkonen took the men’s 50 breaststroke in a time of 26.89. Liukkonen’s time, which was only 25 one-hundredths of a second off of Andrei Tumola‘s 2009 Finnish national record, places him 17th in the world rankings

Alexandre Haldemann took the men’s 200 freestyle in a time of 1:46.80 while Pal Joensen, who won the 400 and 800 freestyle earlier in the competition finished fourth in a time of 1:48.08.

Full results can be found here.

All races can be viewed on the meet’s website.

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Becky D

Any word on the nature of the DQ? That would help me decide whether she’s justifiably miffed, or a self-entitled jerk.


she got DQ for making a little scull at the end of the stroke. the coach later showed a video to the judges where one can see that she didnt do it, but the still DQ’ed her.


I too am curious to know the reason for her DQ. I just watched the race video and, while i’m not an official, I didn’t see anything wrong with her swim.


Wow, what a baby! Oh wait, I forgot, she was swimming at the North Sea World Championships/Olympics. That puts her childish rant all into perspective.

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