Team Denmark has picked five swimmers to be part of the Danish Olympic team participating in the 2016 Olympics in Rio next summer.
Jeanette Ottesen, Lotte Friis, Rikke Møller Pedersen, Mie Ø Nielsen and Viktor Bromer were selected today by the Danish athletics association DFI in co-operation with the national swimming association Dansk Svømmeunion.
“All five swimmers are among the elite and have delivered results at the European Championships and World Championships over the past year,” said Lars Green Bach, the sporting director of Dansk Svømmeunion.
“We know that the Olympic Games always offer close races, but we also know that the swimmers have the potential to make an impact in the finals.”
Danish swimming is aiming to rebound from a poor showing at the 2012 Olympics in London where they came away with no medals to show for their efforts.
Back then, Team Denmark had expected its swimmers to win at least one medal, but the Danes disappointed in the pool.
Despite that setback, expectations for Rio remain optimistic.
“I won’t try to hide the fact that I expect the swimmers to win medals,” said Morten Rodtwitt, DIF’s Olympic chief of mission.
Team Denmark still have a few more selections to make, including its relay teams.