(Race Video) Mie Nielsen Ties For World Best With Meet Mark in 100 Back Finals at Euros

Photo Courtesy: Pia Ellegaard Mortensen

Out under world-record pace, Denmark’s Mie Nielsen posted a meet record in the women’s 100-meter back for the win at the 2016 European Championships.

Nielsen, out in 28.61, came home in 30.12 to win the finale in 58.73.  That swim broke her own meet record of 59.16 from earlier in the meet and tied her with Emily Seebohm for the top time in the world this year.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, fresh off a win in the 200 IM, failed to pick up a double gold tonight with a second-place time of 58.94. That swim still moved her to second in the world ahead of Kylie Masse (59.06).

Great Britain’s Kathleen Dawson rounded out the podium with a third-place time of 59.68, while Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina placed fourth in 59.97.

Great Britain’s Georgia Davies (59.99), Iceland’s Eyglo Gustafsdottir (1:00.98), Italy’s Carlotta Zofkova (1:00.98) and Turkey’s Ekaterina Avramova (1:01.10) also competed in the finale.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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