Langbane Cup: Sara Nordenstam Breaks 24-Year-Old Norwegian Record

OSLO, Norway, May 30. SARA Nordenstam provided the Langbane Cup something to brag about as she knocked down the women's 400 IM Norwegian record during the first day of swimming.

Nordenstam clocked a time of 4:48.46 with the following splits: 31.33(31.33), 1.06.12(34.79), 1.45.25(39.13), 2.22.76(37.51), 3.00.95(38.19), 3.39.57(38.62), 4.15.03(35.46), 4.48.46(33.43).

The standard had stood for 24 years, with Katrine Bomstad owning the previous record with a 4:49.21 set on March 29, 1984 in Indianapolis.

Nordenstam also won the 100 breast (1:12.41).

Gard Kvale won a pair of races with triumphs in the 100 free (53.37) and 100 fly (57.41).

Other winners at the meet were Eirik Ravnan in the men's 400 IM (4:41.85), Elisabeth Jarland in the women's 200 back (2:29.02), Lars Andre Tolas in the men's 200 back (2:17.77), Lars Erik Daehl in the men's 100 breast (1:09.22), Siri Lovold Magnussen in the women's 100 free (1:01.92), Ingvild Snildal in the women's 100 fly (1:00.39), Line Cecile Stenseth in the women's 800 free (10:31.58) and Magnus Bru in the men's 800 free (9:12.45).

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