Tomoe Hvas Hits 1:59.44 200 IM At Bergen Swim Festival To Crack FINA A


On day 2 of the 2021 Bergen Swim Festival, Tomoe Hvas delivered a 1:59.44 victory in the men’s 200 IM which gets him just under the 1:59.67 FINA A standard in the event. Considering that that swim for Hvas was under the Olympic qualifying cut and within the qualification period which lasts until June 29, 2021, it should be enough to give him a spot on the team.

  • Access the Norwegian Olympic Qualification Standards here.

This is Hvas’ first successful attempt at cracking the 200 IM FINA A standard for the 2021 Olympic Games, improving upon his earlier attempts of 1:59.79 in April of 2019 and his recent 2:00.32 and the 2021 European Swimming Championships.

Another solid swim during day 2 came from Niksja Stojkovski who lowered the Norwegian Swimming record by 0.06 seconds, hitting a 23.53 to improve upon Tomoe Hvas‘ 2018 mark of 23.59.

Stojkovski’s previous PB in the event was only 0.01 seconds slower than the Hvas’ record, sitting at 23.60 from the 2019 Bergen Swim Festival. Stojkovski was joined on the podium by Nicholas Lia with a 23.74 for silver and Gard Øvergaard with a 24.60 for bronze.

Olympic-qualified Norwegian swimmer Ingeborg Løyning posted a solid result in the women’s 100 backstroke, hitting a 1:00.25 which was within inches of her own Norwegian record in the event of 1:00.23. She swam that time at the recent 2021 European Swimming Championships.

That swim for Løyning was just under the FINA A standard of 1:00.25 which gave her a spot on the 2021 Olympic team.

Løyning also raced the women’s 50 butterfly and shared the gold medal with Kristine Braathen as the duo each posted a time of 27.42. Jenny Halden took bronze with a 27.50.

Other Day 1 Event Winners

  • Truls Wigdel (1:49.89) and Marte Løvberg (2:03.77) collected the respective titles in the men’s and women’s 200 freestyles.
  • In the men’s 200 breaststroke Jolann Bovey stopped the clock with a 2:15.21 for gold.
  • Kajsa Colleou took the women’s 200 breast title with her swim of 2:28.14.
  • The men’s 100 backstroke victor was Simon Moe with a 57.20.

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Coach Mike 1952
1 year ago

Congratulations Tomoe! See you in Tokyo!