Mie Nielsen

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

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


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

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. "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.
  3. 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.
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