Icelandic Jakobsson sets Norwegian record at Danish Open

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Icelandic born Sindri Þór Jakobsson set a Norwegian record at Danish Open 2011 today, with a time of 2:02.38 in the 200 butterfly. Andreas Schiellerup and Daniel Skaaning set Danish junior records, Jeanette Ottesen and Pernille Blume qualified for Shanghai 2011, and three swimmers qualified for the European junior championships in Belgrade this summer.


Norwegian record

  • Sindri Þór Jakobsson – 200 butterfly – 2:02.38

Danish junior records

  • Andreas Schiellerup – 100 backstroke – 57.24
  • Daniel Skaaning – 100 freestyle – 50.76

World Championships qualifications

  • Jeanette Ottesen – 100 freestyle – 54.16
  • Pernille Blume – 100 freestyle – 54.65

European juniors qualifications

  • Andreas Schiellerup – 100 backstroke – 57.24
  • Viktor Bromer – 200 butterfly – 2:02.85
  • Katrine Liljedahl – 100 breaststroke – 1:12.76

Sindri Þór Jakobsson is Icelandic but switched sports nationality in October 2010, because of better financial opportunities for athletes in Norway. “Þór” is spelled and pronounced Thor in English.

Source: SwimNews.dk

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