Coach of Mie Ø. Nielsen: “Now she’ll train”

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15-year-old Danish swimming sensation Mie Ø. Nielsen has in one year gone from talent to possible candidate for an Olympic final, having posted 28 Danish junior records from March 31st 2011 to March 31st 2012, and now a 59.69 Olympic qualifying Danish and Nordic record in the women’s 100 backstroke. Her Icelandic coach Eyleifur Jóhannesson is of course extremely happy with her progress, “Now after big countries like Australia, Canada, Spain and Great Britain have had their Olympic qualifications, Mie is still number 4 in the world ranking this year. USA is still missing, but I think she will still be in top-10 when all spring meets are over.” Now she will be training almost continuously on camps, only 3½ week at home in Aalborg from May 16 until the Olympics. Read more here on Politiken (if you can, it is in Danish)

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(Mie and Leifi at the Stockholm 2010 World Cup)

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