Draganja takes bronze in 50 fly at Worlds

Oct. 13, 2004

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Duje Draganja won the bronze medal in the 50-meter butterfly on Sunday as part of a three-member Cal contingent at the recently completed 2004 World Championships held at the Conseco Fieldhouse.

The returning Golden Bears senior swam a time of 23.26, good for third behind Great Britain's Mark Foster (23.22) and the United States' Ian Crocker, who set a world record swim of 22.71

Draganja, who swam for Croatia, also placed sixth in the 50 freestyle in a time of 21.77 on Saturday. He was joined in Indianapolis by Cal sophomore teammate Rolandas Gimbutis and junior teammate Henrique Barbosa. Gimbutis, another 2004 Olympian, swam for Lithuania and was fifth in the 100 freestyle in a time of 48.62 on Monday. Barbosa placed seventh in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:00.33 for his native Brazil on Friday.

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