(Race Video) Mie Nielsen Vaults to 4th in World in 50 Back Semis

Photo Courtesy: Maria Dobysheva

Denmark’s Mie Nielsen put up the top time in the women’s 50-meter back semis at the 2016 European Championships.

Nielsen posted a time of 27.73, moving her to fourth in the world rankings in the process.  It’s not far off the meet record of 27.64 set by Aliaksandra Herasimenia back in 2010.

Great Britain’s Fran Halsall posted a second-seeded time of 27.80 to move to fifth in the world, while Great Britain’s Georgia Davies finished third in 27.91 to move into the top 10 in the world.

Semifinal 1

Semifinal 2

Greece’s Theodora Drakou (28.08), The Netherlands’ Maaike De Waard (28.11), Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina (28.32), Finland’s Mimosa Jallow (28.34) and Turkey’s Ekaterina Avramova (28.49) also earned their way into the championship heet.

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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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