Danish Trials Day 2 Finals: Blume added to Olympic roster

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In the women’s 100 meter freestyle, world champion Jeanette Ottesen confirmed her Olympic qualification with a time of 53.90, followed by also qualifying Pernille Blume in 54.06. In the 800 freestyle, Lotte Friis cruised to a time of 8:28.52 and confirmed qualification, with Grainne Murphy (IRL) clocking 8:29.55 and 2nd also under the FINA A standard of 8:33.84.

(Blume interviewed by Danish sport’s excellent video channel onsport.dk)

And in the men’s 200 freestyle, 2 guys went under the time of 1:49.82 demanded by the Danish Swimming Federation to qualify for a hopefully Olympic qualifying men’s 4×200 relay tomorrow, and two were very close, Pál Joensen winning in 1:48.98, Mads Glæsner 2nd in 1:49.05, Daniel Skaaning 3rd in 1:49.82 and Anders Lie 4th in 1:49.86.

A new Faroese record for Pál, the old one was 1:50.04 from the Danish Championships in 2009, now it is up to the Danish heads to decide, whether they will go for a 4×200 time trial tomorrow, to try to make the Olympic qualification time of 7:15.65. The FINA A standard for qualifying as an individual was 1:47.82, so no Danish selections for that.

All results from today’s finals can be seen here on livetiming.dk

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