Ottesen, Pedersen, Nielsen Lead Danish Hopes At Helm Of 12-Strong Worlds Team

Israel's Euro event would not mark the first time that European swimmers are asked to swim for titles in places where tourists are advised to stay away from or exercise keen vigilance - Denmark (L-R) Mie Nielsen, Rikke Pedersen, Jeanette Ottesen and Pernille Blume taking medley relay gold in Qatar last December, by Patrick B. Kraemer

A Danish team of 12, led by defending world champion Jeanette Ottesen, is targeting “five medals in 10-12 events” at the World Championships this August; Rikke Pedersen, Mie Niesen and women’s medley relay top podium prospects

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A Danish team of 12, led by defending world champion Jeanette Ottesen, is targeting “five medals in 10-12 events” at the World Championships this August; Rikke Pedersen, Mie Niesen and women’s medley relay top podium prospects

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Jennifer

I feel for Lotte. It can’t be easy swimming distance freestyle with Ledecky around. Looks like the Danes have a reasonable shot at 5 medals, something that couldn’t be said a decade ago.

Danjohnrob

Despite its small size, this is an impressive team! There won’t be many women’s events without a representative from Denmark making it at least to the semi’s! They probably won’t have anybody entered in the women’s 200 fly. I don’t know enough about Blume to know if she’d make it to the 200 free semi (or be entered in it), but I know she’s very good in the 100 free. Of course, they have to be swimming well, but if they are…

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