Denmark’s Mie Nielsen Sharpens Nails For Olympic Season On 59.1 In Edinburgh

Denmark's Mie Nielsen - by Patrick B. Kraemer

European champion Mie Nielsen, of Denmark, raced in between the Australia world-titles top two for No2 on the Olympic season world rankings with a commanding 59.16 victory in the 100m backstroke in the curtain-closing session of the Edinburgh International

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paolo rubbiani

Nice report.
In my personal ranking the British trials are the third most expected (after Usa and Aussie trials), and also this meeting has confirmed the quality of British swimming movement. In a month, at Glasgow, many interesting races to watch.

I’ve always considered Milne’s stroke (very smooth) more suitable for 200 and 400 free than 1500. I hope that, after Rio, he and his coach will train for shorter races.

Among visitors, great signals from Mie Nielsen and Ranomi Kromowidjojo, beyond Meilutyte obviously.

The Dutch women’s 4×200 relay could be interesting with the addition of Kromowidjojo to Heemskerk, Van Rouwendaal and youngster Steenbergen, but I don’t know if Dutch federation will try to qualify this relay for Olympics or instead will be completely focused on the 4×100 free relay.

Bad Anon

It will be interesting with Missy Franklin as 100back defending champ in Rio up against Nie, Seebohm ,Wilson or possible Atherton whoever makes the team. Worried about Missy’s chances of title defence even medalling in the 100back


Why are you worrying, Bad Anon? You should be happy to see such strong competition that can bring down another long due rubber world record.

Bad Anon

The women 100back wr is in some ways similar to men’s 51.94 by Piersol. Top athletes getting awfully close and yet both records have outlived Kukors’ shiny suit mark. Wouldnt be surprised if both records survive Rio… Seebohm will be very close or be under by a few hundredths; so will Larkin and Grevers


I think both 100 back WR will have gone by the end of Rio, if not before.

Craig Lord

We don’t know quite what the pool and the late nights will do yet so I’d tend to favour ‘before’ in your scenario, aswimfan.

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