Former Cardinal Markus Rogan Wins Gold At Euro Short Course Championships

Jan. 4, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - Former Stanford men's swimmer Markus Rogan took home two gold and two silver medals at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Vienna, Austria. Rogan, an Olympic silver medalist, began the evening by posting an impressive 1:51.24 in the 200 back, breaking the European record set by Croatia's Gordan Kozulj four year ago.

Only half an hour later, Rogan was back on the blocks for the 200 IM where he turned in his second gold medal performance, in a time of 1:55.15, edging Hungary's Laszlo Cseh in a meet record time.

On the fourth day of competition, Rogan was back in the pool, competing in the 100 back where he fought stroke for stroke with Germany's Thomas Rupprath. Rogan placed second for the silver touching the wall in 50.80, just .07 seconds behind Rupprath.

Rogan also picked up silver in the 100 IM turning in a time of 53.64.

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