Pedersen Ends Denmark’s 57-Yr Drought: 2:19.11WR

Danish delight: Rikke Moeller Pedersen celebrates the world record [Photo: Patrick B Kraemer]

Denmark has its first World Record holder since Ragnhild Hveger lost the 400m free standard to Australia’s Lorraine Crapp after almost 19 years on August 25 1956. Rikke Moeller Pedersen is the history maker who delivered the good new to the Danes: 2:19.11 global mark in the first semi-final of the 200m breaststroke The world title awaits her but Pedersen can expect an epic battle as Yuliya Efimova (RUS) responded in 2:19.85

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Denmark has its first World Record holder since Ragnhild Hveger lost the 400m free standard to Australia’s Lorraine Crapp after almost 19 years on August 25 1956. Rikke Moeller Pedersen is the history maker who delivered the good new to the Danes: 2:19.11 global mark in the first semi-final of the 200m breaststroke The world title awaits her but Pedersen can expect an epic battle as Yuliya Efimova (RUS) responded in 2:19.85

Comments

DanishSwimFan

Another little historical note for you Craig, when Rikke won the Årets Fund (a Danish sports prize) in 2009, she was presented with the statuette originally given to Inge Sørensen when she won in 1936, by special request of Sørensen who said she had been waiting to pass it on to another breaststroker. I’m sure somewhere Inge is smiling tonight.

Craig Lord

Many thanks for that gem… I’ve noted it in the article… how’s the news going down in Denmark?

DanishSwimFan

Very well indeed 🙂 After the disappointing Olympics this is a wonderful return to form for Danish swimming.

Karen Kennette

Fantastisk! Tillyke med WR!

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