Again tonight, a lot of Swedes qualifying for the Herning 2013 European Short Course Championships. The Swedes now have a full roster of female breaststrokers, 4 swimmers in each of the three breaststroke events, equalling the maximum number that LEN allows for the Europeans.Â Simon SjÃ¶din set a championships record ofÂ 1:54.71 in the men’s 200 IM, and veterans Petter Stymne and Stefan Nystrand qualified in the men’s 50 freestyle.
Qualified Swedes for Herning 2013 in tonightâ€™s events:
- 200 fly M -Â Simon SjÃ¶din andÂ Jesper BjÃ¶rk
- 200 free W – Michelle Coleman, Louise Hansson andÂ CÃ©line Bertrand
- 50 free M – Petter Stymne, Stefan Nystrand andÂ Christoffer Carlsen
- 50 breast W – Jennie Johansson,Â Jessica Billquist,Â Rebecca Ejdervik and Jessica Eriksson
- 200 back W – Therese Svendsen
- 1500 free M – Adam Paulsson
Men’s 200 butterfly
SWE Herning 2013 Time Standard 1:57.51
Pre-selected Simon SjÃ¶din had to work hard to keep youngsterÂ Jesper BjÃ¶rk behind him, head-to-head at 100 butÂ SjÃ¶din then extending to aÂ 1:54.71 win, new championships record and qualification for Herning 2013,Â BjÃ¶rk also qualifying inÂ 1:56.17, Joachim Bratt bronze inÂ 2:01.96.
Women’s 200 freestyle
SWE Herning 2013 Time StandardÂ 1:59.50
With pre-selectedÂ Sarah SjÃ¶strÃ¶m sitting this one out, also pre-selected Michelle Coleman took the crown inÂ 1:53.51, well under the Swedish qualification time for Herning 2013, Louise Hansson and CÃ©line Bertrand also qualifying inÂ 1:55.30 andÂ 1:58.88.
Men’s 50 freestyle
SWE Herning 2013 Time Standard 22.25
Old guard Petter Stymne and Stefan Nystrand took gold and silver and best seats in Herning withÂ 22.10 andÂ 22.21 respectively, Christoffer Carlsen third in also-qualifyingÂ 22.23.
Women’s 50 breaststroke
SWE Herning 2013 Time Standard 31.85
Again here there were 4 swimmers qualifying for Herning 2013, as in the 100 and 200 breast, the order this time pre-selected Jennie Johansson inÂ 30.24,Â Jessica Billquist 30.89, also pre-selected Rebecca EjdervikÂ 30.90 and Jessica ErikssonÂ 31.39.
Men’s 100 backstroke
SWE Herning 2013 Time Standard 53.37
No Swede made the qualification standard for Herning 2013 in this event, the championship honor going to Niklas Borin inÂ 53.71, silver to Axel Pettersson inÂ 53.77 and bronze toÂ Mattias Carlsson in 53.85.
Women’s 200 backstroke
SWE Herning 2013 Time Standard 2:10.38
Therese Svendsen the sole qualifier in this event with a winning time of 2:09.07, Sandra HafstrÃ¶m silver inÂ 2:11.34 and Ida Lindborg bronze inÂ 2:12.60. Her participation at Herning 2013 though doubtful as the championships site quotes her for saying: ‘”I have not definitely decided yets, but it looks like I will not be swimming in Herning.’
Men’s 1500 freestyle
SWE Herning 2013 Time Standard 15:24.45
After having falled behind on the split-times deemed necessary at around 1300 meters, Adam Paulsson found strength to split the last 100 in 58.00, to win and qualify for Herning 2013 with a time ofÂ 15:23.86, Christopher Jedel silver inÂ 15:38.60 and Oskar Nordstrand bronze inÂ 15:51.03.