Pál Joensen set 4 Faroese records this weekend


Pál Joensen put of quite a performance this past weekend, attending a swim meet in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, where he participated in 11 individual events plus a few relays, won 10 of the individuals and set 4 Faroese national records. In the 200 butterfly (short course meters), he managed a time of 2:03.98, bettering his national record of 2:04.45 from last September. In the 200 IM he clocked 2:01.97, where his record from the supersuited 2009 was 2:04.41 In the 200 breaststroke he swam 2:15.56, where his record again from 2009 was 2:16.06, and in the 400 IM he managed an impressive time of 4:18.97, where his record from 2009 was 4:26.18. Not so shabby for a distance freestyler!

(Pál’s brother Eyðbjørn filmed this. The guy chasing and during backstroke overtaking Pál is our federation president’s son Bartal Hestoy, the big sigh from the spectators is because he just missed our qualification cut for the Debrecen Europeans with 7 tenths of a second).

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