Pernille Blume

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Pernille Blume
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Blume in 2017
Personal information
NationalityDanish
Born (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 24)
Herlev, Denmark
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Website PernilleBlume.com
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, medley
ClubSigma Nordsjælland
CoachShannon Rollason (national team)

Pernille Blume (born 14 May 1994) is a Danish swimmer who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics and was the 2016 Summer Olympic champion in women's 50 m freestyle. [1]

Swimming (sport) water-based sport

Swimming is an individual or team sport that requires the use of one's entire body to move through water. The sport takes place in pools or open water. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with varied distance events in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley. In addition to these individual events, four swimmers can take part in either a freestyle or medley relay. A medley relay consists of four swimmers who will each swim a different stroke. The order for a medley relay is: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle. Swimming each stroke requires a set of specific techniques; in competition, there are distinct regulations concerning the acceptable form for each individual stroke. There are also regulations on what types of swimsuits, caps, jewelry and injury tape that are allowed at competitions. Although it is possible for competitive swimmers to incur several injuries from the sport, such as tendinitis in the shoulders or knees, there are also multiple health benefits associated with the sport.

2012 Summer Olympics Games of the XXX Olympiad, held in London in 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom. The first event, the group stage in women's football, began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, followed by the opening ceremonies on 27 July. 10,768 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated.

2016 Summer Olympics Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 3 August. These were the first Olympic Games ever to be held in South America and the second to be held in a developing country, after the 1968 games in Mexico City.

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Personal life

Blume was born on 14 May 1994 in Herlev, Hovedstaden, Denmark. [1] [2]

Herlev Danish city

Herlev is a suburb about 9 km northwest of Copenhagen city center. It is the site of the municipal council of Herlev Municipality, Denmark.

Swimming career

Blume swims for the Sigma Nordsjælland club in Denmark. [3]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Blume competed for the Danish team in five different events. [2] In the 50 metre freestyle she failed to advance beyond the heats having finished 8th in her race and 26th fastest overall. [4] In the 100 metre freestyle she again was eliminated in the first round after finishing 6th in her heat and 19th fastest overall. [5] She won her heat of the 200 metre freestyle but did not advance to the next round after finishing 24th fastest overall. [6] In the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay Blume swam in a Danish quartet along with Mie Nielsen, Lotte Friis and Jeanette Ottesen; they qualified for the final, in which they finished sixth, setting a new Danish national record of 3:37.45. [7] [8] In the 4 × 100 metre medley relay Blume, Nielsen, Ottesen and Rikke Pedersen reached the final and finished seventh. [9] Later in 2012 she won a gold medal at the World Short Course Championships in the 4 × 100 metre medley relay. [3] She also won a bronze medal in the 4 × 50 metre freestyle relay. [10]

Denmark at the 2012 Summer Olympics Competitors and medalists from Denmark in London

Denmark competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark sent the nation's second largest delegation to the Games after the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. A total of 113 athletes, 63 men and 50 women, competed in 17 sports, although two additional athletes played as team reserves. Handball was the only team-based sport in which Denmark was represented in at these Olympic games.

The women's 50 metre freestyle event at the 2012 Summer Olympics took place on 3–4 August at the London Aquatics Centre in London, United Kingdom.

The women's 100 metre freestyle event at the 2012 Summer Olympics took place on 1–2 August at the London Aquatics Centre in London, United Kingdom.

At the 2014 World Short Course Championships, Blume, Nielsen, Pedersen and Ottesen won a gold medal and set a new world record as they won the 4 × 50 metre medley relay. [11] The quartet also won the gold medal in the 4 × 100 metre medley relay. [12]

2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)

The 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) were held in Doha, Qatar on 3–7 December 2014. The Hamad Aquatic Centre in the Aspire Zone hosted the event.

The Women's 4 × 50 metre medley relay competition of the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships was held on 5 December.

The Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay competition of the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships was held on 7 December.

In 2016 Blume won the 50 metre freestyle event at the Danish open gala. She was subsequently selected to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she won 50 metre freestyle and also competed in 100 metre freestyle, the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay and the 4 × 100 metre medley relay where she anchored the medley and thereby contributed to the Danish team winning a bronze medal, just 0.01 seconds behind the Australian team who won the silver medal. [13]

Rio de Janeiro Second-most populous municipality in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.

The women's 50 metre freestyle event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place between 12–13 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

The women's 100 metre freestyle event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place between 10–11 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

This was the first Olympic gold won by Denmark in swimming since Karen Harup at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. Blume was Denmark's flag bearer at the closing ceremony.

2017 Career

Pernille Blume participated in Edinburgh International 2017 and competed in 50 m freestyle event, finishing with 24.51 and winning the gold medal and also winning gold in the 100 m freestyle with a time of 53.93. [14] which was her first race after Rio Olympics. [15] In April 2017 Pernille Blume participated in the Stockholm Swim Open; in the 50 m freestyle event she came second behind Sarah Sjöström with a time of 24.15. [16]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
René Holten Poulsen
Danish Sports Name of the Year
2016
Succeeded by
Viktor Axelsen