Jeanette Ottesen: ‘No Insult Meant’ When Saying Pernille Blume ‘Lucky’ To Get Gold

Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) by Patrick B. Kraemer

Swim schism has struck Danish swimming after Jeanette Ottesen, the former world and European freestyle and butterfly champion, described teammate Pernille Blume as “lucky” to have claimed Olympic gold in the 50m freestyle. Ottesen was responding to media questions at the Danish federation swim awards midweek when she made her remark and said that there were others swimmers she was more inspired by. Ottesen defends herself in a Sports TV 2 interview

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Swim schism has struck Danish swimming after Jeanette Ottesen, the former world and European freestyle and butterfly champion, described teammate Pernille Blume as “lucky” to have claimed Olympic gold in the 50m freestyle. Ottesen was responding to media questions at the Danish federation swim awards midweek when she made her remark and said that there were others swimmers she was more inspired by. Ottesen defends herself in a Sports TV 2 interview

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