AARHUS, Denmark, October 26. IN some huge news out of Denmark, our Scandinavian correspondent Rokur Jakupsstovu has clued Swimming World in that youngster Mie Nielsen has downed Lotte Friis’ Danish record in the 200 short course meter freestyle event at the West-Danish Short Course Championships.
Nielsen raced to a 1:55.07 (27.60, 56.72, 1:26.04) to win the finale going away. That swim knocked half-a-second off Friis’ national mark of 1:55.64 set in 2009. The time puts Nielsen just outside the top 10 in the world this year in the event, and easily crushed her previous top time of 1:56.70 from 2011 that had stood as the Danish junior record.
That’s Nielsen’s third Danish record in just a few weeks as she and her club Aalborg just downed records at the Tyrmot Aegis in Iceland two weeks ago. There, she clocked a 26.96 leadoff in the 50 back to break the Danish record in that event, while helping her club dash the Danish record in the 200 medley relay.
Nielsen is definitely a rising star within Danish swimming, having made her big mark with four medals in 2011 at the European Short Course Championships.