Danish Open starts with a bang

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The Danes are testing out a for them new system this year, allowing only results from the Danish Open finals as qualification times for the World Championships in Shanghai and European Junior Championships in Belgrade this summer. It worked out well, with three swimmers qualifying for the World Championships and 10 for the European Junior Championships, during the first 2 hour-long final session, and Mie Ø. Nielsen from Aalborg erasing the 8 year record of Jeanette Ottesen in the 100 freestyle.

Mie with her coach and national junior coach at the Stockholm 2010 World Cup

Shanghai qualified

  • Rikke Møller Pedersen – 100 breaststroke – 1.07.64
  • Mads Glæsner – 400 freestyle – 3.49.12
  • Lotte Friis – 400 freestyle – 4.10.50

Beograd qualified

  • Mie Ø. Nielsen – 100 freestyle – 56.40 – Danish junior record
    – old record was Jeanette Ottesen 56.89 in 2003
  • Kia Hansen – 100 freestyle – 57.80
  • Daniel Skaaning – 100 freestyle – 51.20
  • Cecilie Holten – 100 breaststroke – 1.11.95
  • Julie Aglund Lauridsen – 400 freestyle – 4.25.18
  • Viktor Bromer – 200 IM – 2.06.02
  • Martin Mathiesen – 200 IM – 2.09.08
  • Sidse Kehlet – 200 IM – 2.22.97

With Mie Ø. Nielsen and Kia Hansen posting impressive times in the 100 freestyle, Christina Munkholm and Maja Nielsen also qualified as relay swimmers in the 4×100 freestyle.

Source: svoem.dk.

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