Woohoo, Magnus Jákupsson is in a European semi-final (!)


Our guy Magnus Jákupsson managed to swim a new Faroese record of 25.00 in the 50 butterfly this morning at the 2011 European Junior Swimming Championships in Belgrade, qualifying for the semi-finals this afternoon in 12th best time. He swam in the very first heat, having no official long-course time since last year because of our problems with having no long-course pool in the Faroe Islands. Magnus is only a first-year junior yet.

Jákup og Magnus í Beograd

(Magnus and his father Jákup at the Tašmajdan pool in Belgrade. It is Magnus to the right)


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  1. Lane 3 – Magnus Jákupsson (Faroe Islands) – 25.00
    Lane 4 – Vitaliy Alpatov (Ukraine) – 24.81
    Lane 5 – Nenad Tasevski (Macedonia) – 28.02
    Lane 6 – Heðin L Olsen (Faroe Islands) – 27.38 (closest to the camera)

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