Markus Rogan Takes Second In 200m Back At World Championships

July 27, 2001

Fukuoka, Japan - Stanford swimmer Markus Rogan, competing for Austria, finished second in the 200m back at the 2001 FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan today. Rogan was edged by American Adam Peirsol who turned in a time of 1.:57.13 to grab the gold.

Winning his first international medal Markus Rogan said, 'I had just one goal and it just become real. I am satified with the silver. I wanted to swim as fast as possible.'

Rogan, who will be a sophomore in the fall, had a stellar freshman season for the Cardinal. A four-time All-American in 2001, he was crowned the Pac-10 Champions in both the 200 IM and 200 back last season. He was named the Block 'S' Outstanding Male Freshman Award winner this spring. He finished second in the 200y back and third in the 200y IM at NCAAs.

2001 FINA World Championships

200m Backstroke1. PEIRSOL Aaron (USA), 1:57.132. ROGAN Markus (AUT), 1:58.073. ARNARSON Orn (ISL), 1:58.374. WELSH Matt (AUS), 1:58.805. KOZULJ Gordan (CRO), 1:59.236. BODROGI Viktor (HUN), 1:59.747. MERISI Emanuele (ITA), 1:59.838. GATH Yoab (ISR), 2:00.09
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