Denmark’s Mathias Gydesen is 1/100 of a second away from the Olympics


At the Indianapolis Grand Prix this morning, Denmark’s Mathias Gydesen was fastest in the men’s 100 meter backstroke prelims, with a time of 54.41, one hundredth of a second from the FINA ‘A’ qualifying time that will qualify him for the London 2012 Olympics. You might remember that he got a dispensation from the Danish Swimming Federation, allowing him to try for a spot on the Danish Olympic team at the Indy Grand Prix, rather than the Danish Trials. Well, this is his one shot, in the final tonight in Indianapolis, watch the finals live here from 6 p.m. Indy time, that’s 22:00 GMT/UTC. Sure hope that the Americans will treat him well.

(Gydesen in the Indianapolis 2012 men’s 100 butterfly final)


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