Faroe a force to be reckoned with at Nordic Youths 2012


This weekend Denmark will host the 2012 Nordic Youth Championships, at Bellahøj Svømmestadion in Denmark. Sweden and Denmark are clear favorites to win most medals, but tiny Faroe Islands are also able to compete, with several swimmers vying for both gold, silver and bronze medals.

Eyðbjørn, Alvi og Markus á súkklu

(Eyðbjørn, Alvi and Markus on bikes in Copenhagen)

Live timing can be found here on livetiming.dk (take that, Antwerp 2012), with LiveTiming apps for both Android and iPhone (OK, that’ll do). Start lists are here and results will be listed here.

A race that I personally look very much forward to, is Norway’s Henrik Christiansen vs Faroe Island’s Óli Mortensen vs Denmark’s Laust Moesgaard in the 1500 freestyle, Saturday morning. A scorcher to say the least, 7 guys under 17 minutes, 2 under 16:20 and 1 under 16:10, all aged 1996 or younger.

Also, I hope our 4 guys will be able to compete for medals in the men’s 4×100 freestyle, to demonstrate a bit of depth in our program. And of course that they all will be able to compete as well as they are ranked. With this and the European Juniors this weekend, we might just get a bit busy :-)

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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