Mie Nielsen

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Mie Ø. Nielsen
Kazan 2015 - Mie Nielsen starts 100m backstroke final.JPG
Personal information
Full nameMie Østergaard Nielsen
National team Denmark
Born (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 22)
Aalborg, Denmark
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
StrokesBackstroke, Freestyle
ClubAalborg Swimming Club
CoachEyleifur Jóhannesson

Mie Østergaard Nielsen (born 25 September 1996) is a Danish competitive swimmer who holds the Danish record in several backstroke events.[1]


Nielsen won her first international senior medals at the 2011 European Short Course Swimming Championships, where she won four medals and was named newcomer of the championship.[2]

She made her Olympics debut at the 2012 games where she was taking part in the 100 and 200 m backstroke and the 4×100 m relays in freestyle and medley.[1]

Nielsen missed the 2013 World Aquatics Championships with a knee injury, but won the bronze medal in the 100 m backstroke at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia.[3]

At the 2016 European Aquatics Championships in London, she successfully defended her title in the 100 m backstroke, breaking the Championships record and national record with a time of 58.73.[3]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she won a bronze medal as a part of the 4 × 100 m medley relay alongside Rikke Møller Pedersen, Jeanette Ottesen and Pernille Blume. Here they also broke the European record with a time of 3:55.01.

Personal life[edit]

She is the daughter of Benny Nielsen, who won silver in the 200 m butterfly at the 1988 Summer Olympics and Lone Jensen, who participated in the 1978 World Aquatics Championships.[1]


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mie Nielsen". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  1. ^ a b c "Mie Nielsen". london2012.com. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  2. ^ "15th European Short Course Swimming Championships in Szczecin: Russia wins Championships Trophy – Spain celebrates Mireia Belmonte". len.eu. LEN. Retrieved 21 July 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Lord, Craig (19 May 2016). "Home-Alone Gold For Mie Nielsen 58.7CR Over Hosszu; & Bronze For Young Dawson". Swimvortex. Archived from the original on 20 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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