Pedersen, Bromer Collect Wins On Day 2 Of Danish Summer Nationals

2017 DANISH SUMMER NATIONALS

Current world record holder Rikke Moller Pedersen and former European champion Viktor Bromer were among the swimmers who collected wins on day 2 at the Danish Summer Nationals, picking up wins in the women’s 200 breast and men’s 100 fly.

Pedersen won the 200 breast in 2:25.96, defeating silver medalist Anna Wermuth (2:30.10) by over four seconds. Pedersen has a pair of World Championship medals in this event, taking silver and bronze in Barcelona (2013) and Kazan (2015), and will look to add to that haul this summer in Budapest. Her world record stands at 2:19.11, set at those 2013 Championships in the semi-finals.

Bromer also had no trouble winning his race, coming in at 53.39 to top the field in the 100 fly. He is known as more of a 200 fly specialist, winning the 2014 European title in the event. Bromer was also a finalist at the 2015 World Championships (5th) and the 2016 Olympics (6th). The fight for silver was close in this one, with Rasmus Härstedt (55.31) narrowly beating out Simon Jeppesen (55.34).

Another notable name picking up a win on day 2 was Anton Ipsen, who attends N.C. State in the U.S. college system. He won the 200 back in 2:03.95, giving him two victories in two days after taking the 400 IM on day 1.

Former Michigan Wolverine Anders Nielsen was also in action on day 2, posting the fastest split in the field (1:49.06) to anchor his Farum team to gold in the men’s 4×200 free relay in 7:26.45. Sigma won the women’s race in 8:19.19, with their anchor Maj Howardsen (2:02.18) posting the fastest split in the field as well.

Howardsen finished runner-up to Katrine Bukh Villesen in the women’s 400 free earlier in the session, with Villesen going 4:16.42 and Howardsen not far behind in 4:18.80. In the men’s race it was very tight, with Frans Johannessen (3:59.48) edging out Joan Casanovas (3:59.75) for the win.

OTHER WINNERS

  • Jacob Jorgensen won the men’s 200 breaststroke in 2:16.77, with Kristoffer Moos taking silver in 2:19.13.
  • Emilie Beckmann clocked a time of 58.98 to easily win the women’s 100 fly, just missing her PB of 58.58 done earlier this year in April.
  • Sara Sylvest took home gold in the women’s 200 back in 2:15.81.

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James Sutherland

James is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times (SCM): 50 FR - 24.70 100 FR - 53.88 200 FR - 1:56.12 1500 FR - 16:45.97 100 BK - …

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