Philip Greve Sets Danish 50 Breast Record on Day 5 of Danish Open


Philip Greve was the only man under 28 in the 50 breast, taking the title with a 27.93 and setting a new Danish record in the process. The old record was a 27.97 set this past July by Tobias Bjerg— it also stood as the Danish junior record. Bjerg was actually 2nd in this race at 28.39. Greve’s time does crack the world top 25, slotting him in at 24th.

Rikke Moller Pedersen added her 2nd win of the Danish Open tonight with a 2:24.31 in the women’s 200 breast. After qualifying for Worlds in the 100 breast with a win earlier this week at 1:07.33, Pedersen went more than two seconds faster than the Danish qualifying standard in the 200 breast tonight to add that race to her schedule for Budapest. No other woman finished under 2:30 in that final.

Anders Lie Nielsen took the 200 free in a fantastic race with Daniel Skaaning. Nielsen was behind by .99 at the 150 mark, but surged to the wall to just eke out the win, 1:48.91 to 1:48.98. Both men were more than a second shy of Worlds qualification, however, as the cut stands at 1:47.78.

Viktor Bromer, who won the 50 fly and 200 fly earlier in the meet, took another victory in the 100 fly tonight. He finished the race with a time of 53.26, winning by almost two seconds, though it was off of his lifetime best of 52.43, as well as the qualifying cut of 52.21.

Other highlights

  • Katrine Villesen won the women’s 400 free in a time of 4:15.35, putting her within a second of the Danish junior record in this race.
  • In the women’s 200 back, Mie Nielsen was not present, and the win went to Signhild Joensen at 2:14.01.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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