Henrik Christiansen Dominates Norwegian Short Course Championship With 4 National Records

Photo Courtesy: Dagbladet

Henrik Christiansen dominated the Norwegian Short Course Championships this week in Kristiansand with a quartet of national records.

Christiansen clocked a time of 7:38.58 to break the Norwegian record in the men’s 800-meter free.  That swim crushed his previous best time of 7:46.52 set at the 2014 World Championship in Doha.

Christiansen lowered another of his national records with a 14:37.44 in the men’s 1500-meter free.  That performance blasted his previous mark of 14:50.61 set in Doha.

Christiansen’s third national record occurred in the men’s 400-meter IM with a sizzling 4:09.79.  That time demolished his previous mark of 4:12.32 also in Doha.

Christiansen kept on rolling with a fourth national record as he clocked a 3:41.81 in the men’s 400-meter free.  That swim eclipsed his time of 3:42.75 from Worlds last December.

Lavrans Solli cleared 1:56 for the first time in the men’s 200-meter back to break his own national record.  Solli clocked a 1:55.85, bettering his 1:56.01 also from Doha.

Monica Johannessen touched in 24.87 in the women’s 50-meter free to break a national record of her own.  That swim clipped the 24.90 set by Henriette Brekke at the 2008 European Championships in Croatia.

Meanwhile, Ariel Braathen set a national junior record with a time of 31.58 in the women’s 50-meter breast.  Marius Solaat Rodland also picked off a national junior record with a 48.64 in the men’s 100-meter free.

Sander Sivertsen posted the third national junior record of the meet with a 53.35 in the men’s 100-meter fly.

2015 Norway Short Course Championships, Full Results – Results



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    Per result sheet Lavrans Solli clocked a 1:55.16 in the 200m backstroke final.

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    ma boy

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