Rikke Møller Pedersen 2:20.53 and a new European record in the 200 breaststroke


Update: The European record was not Nadja Higl’s 2:21.62 from 2009, but Yuliya Efimova’s 2:20.92 from London 2012. I shouldn’t have trusted the data on livetiming ;-)

At the Danish Open 2013 today, Denmark’s Rikke Møller Pedersen blasted her 2:21.65 Danish record in the 200 breaststroke from the London 2012 Olympics with a new European record of 2:20.53, beating Russia’s Yuliya Efimova’s 2:20.92 record from the London 2012 Olympics. Easily the best time in the World this year. Awesome! See the result list here.


(Rikke at the Danish Open/Trials 2013. Photo courtesy of Dan Hjelm)

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  1. olafwildeboer on

    Thanks for all the swimming news, specially this one! :D Just to be accurate, the European Record belonged to Yulia Efimova with a time of 2.20.92 from the Olympics.
    Keep the good work!

    • olafwildeboer Thanks Olaf, I saw your mention on Facebook … and yes, I shouldn’t have trusted the livetiming-info :-) http://livetiming.dk/results.php?cid=1266&session=8&round=F&event=34

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