Ottesen gunning for a world record, maybe in Herning


Interviewed by TV2 Sporten this week, Danish sprint queen Jeanette Ottesen Gray revealed her secret goal, to supplement her world championships titles in the 100 free from Shanghai 2011 and 50 fly from Barcelona 2013 with a world record, before her career is over. Watch the video (in Danish) here on

– “I have a somewhat secret goal. Now not so secret anymore, when I say it. But I’ve always had a goal to break the world record in the 50 meter butterfly,” she said, and adding when asked if it is possible to set a world record in ‘the Box’ in Herning, “You can easily set a world record in Boxen in Herning. That you can easily, it that is what you want.”

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