What a great night to be Nordic

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Denmark and Norway did well tonight at the Szczecin 2011 European Short Course Championships, with Lotte Friis (DEN) winning the 800 free in a world textile best 8:07.53, Rikke Møller Pedersen (DEN) winning the 200 breaststroke in 2:19.55, Alexander Dale Oen (NOR) taking gold in the 100 breaststroke with a 57.05, Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) taking silver in the 100 freestyle with a 52.05, young Mie Ø. Nielsen (DEN) taking bronze in the 100 backstroke with a new Danish record 57.57, Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) winning the 50 butterfly in a new championship record of 24.92, and Denmark taking silver in the 4×50 freestyle with a 1:37.63. Danish national coach Paulus Wildeboer can be really proud of his own son as well, who trains in Denmark, Aschwin Wildeboer Faber (ESP) taking gold in the 50 backstroke with a 23.43. So with all these great results especially out of Denmark, let’s pay homage to the main man behind them, coach Wildeboer!

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Add to this that Mads Glæsner (DEN) won a silver medal in the 400 freestyle with a 3:39.30, yesterday evening, and Aschwin Wildeboer Faber (ESP) a silver medal in the 200 backstroke with a 1:50.63, and you’ll see that there is something special going on in the state of Denmark these days :-)

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