Markus Rogan Claims Two Silver And A Bronze At European Championships

Aug. 6, 2002

Berlin, Germany - Stanford All-American Markus Rogan claimed two silver and a bronze medalat the 2002 European Championships held in Berlin, Germany last week.

In the men's 100 backstroke Rogan took second, earning a silver medal,clocking in at 54.54. The event was won by Stev Theloke (GER) who set aEuropean record with his time of 54.43.

Rogan was not disappointed. 'This was the best race of my life, that's whysecond place is o.k. Theloke swam like a madman. He really deserved hisvictory.'

In the men's 200 individual medley, Rogan finished third for a bronzemedal with a time of 2:00.50. World record holder Jani Sievinen (FIN) tooktop honors in the event with a 1:59.30.

In Rogan's final event at the championships, the 200 backstroke, he againbrought home a silver with his second-place showing in a time of 1:58.83.Gordan Kozulj (CRO) edged Rogan for first by .13 seconds.

100m Backstroke

1. Stev Theloke (GER) 54.422. Markus Rogan (AUT) 54.543. Pierre Roger (FRA) 54.894. Steffen Driesen (GER) 54.935. Peter Horvath (HUN) 55.186. Marko Strahija (CRO) 55.367. Simon Dufour (FRA) 55.378. Gordan Kozulj (CRO) 55.38

200m Individual Medley

1. Jani Sievinen (FIN) 1:59.302. Alessio Boggiatto (ITA) 1:59.833. Markus Rogan (AUT) 2:00.504. Tamas Kerekjarto (HUN) 2:00.535. Istvan Bathazi (HUN) 2:00.926. Christian Keller (GER) 2:01.477. Jens Kruppa (GER) 2:01.748. Peter Mankoc (SLO) 2:01.85

200m Backstroke

1. Gordan Kozulj (CRO) 1:58.702. Markus Rogan (AUT) 1:58.833. Marko Strahija (CRO) 1:58.894. Emanuele Merisi (ITA) 1:59.175. Razvan Florea (ROM) 1:59.476. Simon Dufour (FRA) 1:59.527. Jorge Sanchez (ESP) 1:59.618. Blaz Medvesek (SLO) 2:01.36

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