Philip Greve Sets NR, Anton Ipsen Wins 4IM at Danish Nationals Day 1

2017 DANISH SUMMER NATIONALS

NC State’s Anton Ipsen was one of the big names competing at the 2017 Danish Summer Nationals tonight, as he earned a win in the 400 IM. Ipsen was 4:20.79, touching more than four seconds ahead of Jacob Jørgenson (4:25.36). In Ipsen’s absence from the men’s 1500, where we see him quite often, Óli Mortensen took the win at 15:58.11.

Philip Greve took down his own Danish record in the 50 breast with his win tonight. Greve was 27.89, .04 ahead of his 27.93 national record. The Danish junior record holder in the event, Tobias Bjerg, touched 2nd (28.03). His 27.97 still stands as the junior record, though it seems Greve and Bjerg, both born in 1998, will have several years ahead of them as they fight for position as Denmark’s top sprint breaststroker.

Two young Danes, who just got back to Denmark after racing at the 2017 Euro Jr Champs, posted a win each tonight. Katrine Bukh Villesen, who won gold in the 100 and 200 fly in Netanya last week, earned the 400 IM win tonight at 4:48.66, just tenths off of her Danish junior record. Meanwhile, Julie Kepp Jensen, the 50 free silver medalist in Netanya, went 28.96 to win the women’s 50 back.

Signe Bro posted another sub-55 in the women’s 100 free, following up her 54.64 season best from March with a 54.93 to win tonight. Frederik Siem Pedersen cracked 50 seconds with a 49.82 to take the men’s race.

Other winners

  • Marina Heller Hansen posted a 17:01.76 to take the women’s 1500.
  • In the women’s 50 breast, Josefine Pedersen went 31.75 to beat out Matilde Schrøder (32.08).
  • National record holder Magnus Jákupsson posted a 25.94 to take the men’s 50 back over the 50 breast runner-up Bjerg (26.59).

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studies and swims at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and has been in the pool ever since. He misses Vine.

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