2019 DANISH OPEN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, November 7th – Sunday, November 10th
- Swimming Stadium Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Recap/
- Start Lists/Results
With the conclusion of the 2019 Danish Open Short Course Championships comes the naming of the nation’s roster for this year’s European Short Course Championships.
At the 2017 edition of the European Short Course Championships, which took place on their home soil in Copenhagen, Blume came away with 2 individual bronze medals. She finished behind Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom and the Netherlands’ Ranomi Kromowidjojo in the 50m free and touched behind the pair again, although with Kromo on top of the podium, in the 100m free.
Ottesen did not compete in 2017 due to her being pregnant with her first child to which she gave birth later that year. She has only just returned to competition in March of this year but already competed for Denmark in Gwangju, Korea at this year’s long course World Championships.
Emilie Beckmann was another Danish medalist from 2017 named to this year’s roster, with the 22-year-old having taken 50m fly silver and 100m fly bronze last time around.
The other Danish individual medalist from Copenhagen came in the form of Rikke Møller Pedersen and her silver medal-worthy performance in the women’s 200m breast. Pedersen has since retired, however, making her formal announcement in January of this year.
Headed to Glasgow are top performers from this past weekend’s national meet, Helena Rosendahl Bach, Julie Jensen, Mathias Zander Rysgaard, Rasmus Nickelsen and Tobias Bjerg. Both Nickelsen and Bjerg notched Danish national records, the former a junior and the latter a senior, which you can read more about in the recaps linked above.
Of note, the Danish Swimming Federation says that Mie Nielsen has decided not to compete in Glasgow.
Denmark’s team for the Short Course European Championships:
Pernille Blume, Sigma Swim Birkerød
Jeanette Ottesen, Farum Svømmeklub
Caroline Erichsen, Sigma Swim Birkerød
Clara Rybak-Andersen, Gentofte Svømmeklub
Emilie Beckmann, Tune IF / GTI / NTC
Emily Gantriis, Helsinge Svømmeklub / NTC
Helena Rosendahl Bach, Holstebro SvømmeClub
Josefine B. Pedersen, MK31/VAT-Copenhagen
Julie Kepp Jensen, A6 / NTC
Matilde Schrøder, Berns Swim Team / NTC
Maria Grandt, Hovedstadens Svømmeklub
Signe Bro, Triton Ballerup / NTC
Thea Blomsterberg, Sigma Swim Birkerød
Victoria Bierre, Herlev Svømning / NTC
Alexander Aslak Nørgaard, Sigma Swim Birkerød
Marcus Krøyer Svendsen, Kvik Kastrup / NTC
Mathias Zander Rysgaard, Hørsholm Svømmeforening / NTC
Rasmus Nickelsen, Herlev Svømning / NTC
Tobias B. Bjerg, AGF / NTC
Regitze Gaarde, Kvik Kastrup
Mikkel Gadegaard, Esbjerg Svømmeklub
Oskar Lindholm, Aarhus Swim
Andreas Hansen, Vejle Svømmeklub