Lotte Friis

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Lotte Friis
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Personal information
Full name Lotte Friis
Nationality  Denmark
Born (1988-02-09) 9 February 1988 (age 26)
Blovstrød, Denmark
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 72 kilograms (159 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club SIGMA SWIM Allerød [1]

Lotte Friis (born 9 February 1988 in Blovstrød) is a Danish swimmer from Allerød.[2]

Finishing third in the 1500 metre freestyle competition at the European Championships 2008 in Eindhoven she won her first major long course medal. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she won bronze in the 800 metre freestyle competition. At the 2009 World Championships she won silver in the 1500 metre freestyle competition[3] and gold in the 800 metre freestyle competition with the second fastest time ever and a new championship record.[4] At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai Friis won gold in the women's 1500 metre freestyle in the time 15:49.59[5] and silver in the women's 800 metre freestyle.[6] Friis participated in the women's 400 metre freestyle and made it to the final. She ended as number five in the time 4:04.68,[7] which was a new Nordic record.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Denmark national handball team
Danish Sports Name of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
Caroline Wozniacki