Lotte Friis

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Lotte Friis
LotteFriis2011.jpg
Friis in 2011
Personal information
Full name Lotte Friis
National team  Denmark
Born (1988-02-09) 9 February 1988 (age 29)
Blovstrød, Denmark
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Gentofte Svømmeklub

Lotte Friis (born 9 February 1988) is a Danish competitive swimmer from Allerød.[1]

Career

Friis was born in Blovstrød. 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[2] and gold in the 800 metre freestyle competition with the second fastest time ever and a new championship record.[3] At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai Friis won gold in the women's 1500 metre freestyle in the time 15:49.59[4] and silver in the women's 800 metre freestyle.[5] Friis participated in the women's 400 metre freestyle and reached the final. She finished in fifth in a time of 4:04.68,[6] which was a new Nordic record.

See also

References

  1. ^ "1500-Free-W" (PDF). LEN. Retrieved 2008-06-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ FINA World Championships, Swimming: Italy's Alessia Filippi Earns Roars from Crowd With Victorious 1500 Free Archived 2010-12-31 at the Wayback Machine., Swimming World Magazine, 28 July 2009
  3. ^ FINA World Championships, Swimming: Denmark's Lotte Friis Clocks Second Fastest 800 Free for Meet Record, Win Archived 2011-12-30 at the Wayback Machine., Swimming World Magazine, 1 August 2009
  4. ^ Omegatiming.com, 14th FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Shanghai (CHN), Women's 1500m Freestyle, Final
  5. ^ Omegatiming.com, 14th FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Shanghai (CHN), Women's 800m Freestyle, Final[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Omegatiming.com, 14th FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Shanghai (CHN), Women's 400m Freestyle, Final[permanent dead link]
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Denmark national handball team
Danish Sports Name of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
Caroline Wozniacki
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