Mie Nielsen Nails 59.14 Danish Mark For 100 Back Win As Mother Of Sub-Minute Returns

Denmark's Mie Nielsen - by Patrick B. Kraemer

European champion Mie Nielsen, 18, cracked her own Danish record with a 59.14 blast in the 100m backstroke in the final session at the Marseilles round of the French Golden Tour; brace of wins for Sarah Sjostrom, in 50 fly and 100 free; Mehdy Metella cracks 49 in 100 free; solid efforts from Jazz Carlin, Nicholas Santos, Arianna Castiglioni, Jeanette Ottesen, Pal Joensen and more

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European champion Mie Nielsen, 18, cracked her own Danish record with a 59.14 blast in the 100m backstroke in the final session at the Marseilles round of the French Golden Tour; brace of wins for Sarah Sjostrom, in 50 fly and 100 free; Mehdy Metella cracks 49 in 100 free; solid efforts from Jazz Carlin, Nicholas Santos, Arianna Castiglioni, Jeanette Ottesen, Pal Joensen and more

Comments

Bad Anon

Holy smokes, 59.14 is a world class time. 1.00.20 is a seasons best for Coughlin. Then I thought Coventry’s best chance in her comeback was the 100back. Seebohm, Franklin, Nielsen, etal , the podium is full. 200I’m is a non starter. 200back is a very long shot. Very interesting road to Kazan and Rio

aswimfan

Although Rio podium looks extremely tough for both the legends Coughlin and Coventry, I’m glad to see both (or in this case, currently, Coughlin) swim fast again to have a chance for a worlds/olympics final.

And I see France is rebuilding their sprinters rather nicely. They might even defend their Olympics title.

commonwombat

Great swim by Nielsen but hardly a surprise given she put out good swims last year. Definitely looking podium potential for Kazan. With her potentially getting closer to Seebohm & Franklin, the DEN W4XMED looks an even stronger medal bet.

Good swim by Coughlin. Had thought her only real shot for Rio selection was via 4×100 relay but, in all honesty, the 2nd 100BK spot behind Franklin hasn’t been “nailed down” by anyone. Not sure she’s still got a sub 59 in her but 59mid may still have her in the mix for that spot.

Bad Anon

Ironically, Coughlin’s 1.00.20 would have won her a bronze at pan pacs last year and would have earned her not only an individual spot for the 100back but also a medley relay spot as well

Felixtzu

In terms of physique Nielsen is competitive. In terms of technique, right up there. Muscle profile, she’s certainly a sprinter and for the 100 has a potential edge over Franklin (though Seebohm is also a natural 100 swimmer in this regard). In the head (possibly Seebohm’s weakness) she seems strong, but maybe not absolutely impervious – Franklin , of course, is pretty much bullet proof here.

AvantSwim

On another note: sad news from Argentina. Camille Muffat dead in apparent helicopter collision. RIP!

beachmouse

What the bleep? CBC news confirms.

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