The Norwegian Short Course Champs started with a bang Thursday, with youngsters clocking a total of six Norwegian records, nine Norwegian junior records and two world records for disabled people.
17-year-old Henrik Christiansen demolished Gard Kvale’s 7:50.45 Norwegian record in the 800 freestyle from back in 2005, with a time of 7:43.26 now.
Also 17-year-old Armin Porobic erased Thomas Sopp’s 22-year-old Norwegian record from 1992 in the 200 back, taking it down from 1:57.56 to 1:56.08.
16-year-old Marius Solaat Rødland took down two Norwegian junior records in the 50 butterfly, with a time of 24.36 in the prelims and 24.08 in the final.
National coach Petter Løvberg was impressed: “It’s a sea of records. I don’t remember having seen anything like it. We haven’t seen so many Norwegian records on the first day of a Norwegian championship ever, at least not for as long as I can remember”