Markus Rogan Picks Up Silver Medal In The 200 Back

Aug. 19, 2004

Athens, Greece - Former Cardinal All-American Markus Rogan picked up his second silver medal of the Olympic Games with a second place finish in the 200m backstroke. Rogan, swimming for Austria, clocked in with a time of 1:57.35.American Aaron Peirsol (1:54.95) won the gold medal after initially being disqualified for what an official called an illegal turn in the Thursday night final.'I am happy with my silver medal,' said Rogan. 'For a moment I thought about gold and the idea was just beautiful, but after all, it's fair like this. Aaron is a very honest person, I am sure he swam fairly and it is just the way it should be.'Rogan won a silver medal earlier this week in the 100m backstroke.

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