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Pedersen At The Double In Denmark

Mar 28, 2013  - Craig Lord

At the Danish Open in Brønshøj, Rikke Møller Pedersen, Frem Odense, followed up a world-ranks topper 1:06.40 (31.34) in the 100m breaststroke with a 31.05 win in the dash today.

In other action, Lotte Friis, Sigma Swim Allerød and Nice, took the 400m and 800m freestyle ion 4:06.49, 8:25.29; Faroes ace Pál Joensen, for Aalborg Svømmeklub, did the same double among men, clocking 3:54.95 and 8:07.21;  Mie Nielsen, 16, clocked 55.33 in the semi of the 100m free and 1:00.56 to top the 100m semi and took the 200m free final in 2:01.90; while Jeanette Ottesen,  Svømmeklubben Kvik, Kastrup, won the 'fly dash in 25.99.

Magnus Westermann, 17 and racing for Herlev Svømning, was out in 23.95 on his way to a 50.23 Danish junior record at the helm of the senior 100m free final. The women's equivalent went to Pernille Blume, Sigma Swim Birkerød, in 55.43, while Ottesen only swam heats and clocked 55.93.

Icelandic visitor Eyglo Osk Gustafsdottir, 17 and racing for the Ægir club, won the 100m back final (without Neilsen) in 1:01.08. There were also good efforts from Viktor B. Bromer, Aalborg, on 1:58.29 ahead of Germany's Alexandre Liess, on 2:00.65 in the 200m butterfly; Frans Johannessen, Esbjerg, and Daniel Skaaning, Tåstrup, on  1:49.79 and 1:49.83 respectively in the 200m freestyle; while Martina Granström, Jönköpings Simsällskap, claimed the 200m butterfly in 2:11.84.