Danish swimming prodigy Mie Ã˜. Nielsen tonight announced on Facebook that she has decided to withdraw from the Danish 2013 Barcelona squad, as her knee hasn’t healed sufficiently after operations done in August 2012 and May 2013. There were speculations in Danish media that it would come to this when she couldn’t join the now ongoing Danish altitude camp in Sierra Nevada after her second operation, and of course this means that the Danish relay teams will be weakened, come Barcelona 2013. The Danish 2013 Barcelona squad now consists of Jeanette Ottesen Gray, Lotte Friis, Rikke MÃ¸ller Pedersen and Pernille Blume.
(Danish 4×100 Medley World Champions at Istanbul 2012, Mie to the far right)