CC photo #46: Óli Mortensen 2nd Faroese under 16 minutes in the 1500 SC


Young gun Óli Mortensen from Havnar Svimjifelag became the 2nd Faroese swimmer ever to swim under 16 minutes in the 1500 meter (short course) freestyle, when he managed a 15:53.39 at the Ægir meet in Klaksvík this weekend. Born in 1996, the first Faroese swimmer ever was Pál Joensen (1990) with a 15:56.21 in 2007.

Óli Mortensen

Here is a video of the last 25 meters …


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