100 Free Sizzles: Hoogie Rules, Swims 47.86, Second-Fastest All-Time: Franzi Is Hot!

BERLIN, July 31. By Stephen J. Thomas

BERLIN, July 31. IN a virtual replay of yesterday's semifinal, Pieter van de Hoogenband led at the first turn tonight (23.24) and never looked in doubt as he cruised to a new championship record of 47.86, the second fastest time ever swum and just two one-hundredths of a second short of his world mark set in Sydney in 2000. The Flying Dutchman now owns all three of history's three sub-48-second swims.

Alex Popov turned in 23.32 and came home to touch a clear second in 48.94, 0.24 seconds slower than his semifinal.

In a close finish for third, the youngest man in the field, 19-year-old Croatian, Duje Draganja touched in 49.32, just one-hundredth ahead of Romain Barnier with Swede Lars Frolander a further two one-hundredths adrift. All three of these men have US collegiate connections. Draganja will be a sophomore at Cal, Barnier graduated from Auburn and Frolander matriculated at SMU.

Hoogie declined to hold a press conference after his race. However, he told SwimInfo: "It was not a perfect race. I can swim faster, but to do this I will have to do more power training. I am perfectly happy that I have achieved my level of the Sydney Olympics again and was surprised that the others were not faster.

"Since Ian Thorpe set a world record yesterday, I wanted to do the same. Now I have another chance in the 200 free."

Popov felt it was a tough race for him. "The first 50 meters were good, but then it got tougher and tougher. I could not stay with Pieter," he said.

Women’s 100m Freestyle
Franzi van Almsick, the darling of the Berlin crowd, proved she is again a force in world swimming, powering home to break Therese Alshammar’s championship record by two one-hundredths of a second in a swift 54.39 (equal 6th all-time).

In an extraordinary display both in an out of the pool, the woman whose picture is featured here more often than the Thorpedo in the Australian press, ignored her competitors at the wall to exit the pool to celebrate in the arms of her long-time coach Norbert Warnatzsch.

Swede Alshammar, the short course world champion and world record-holder, took the race out very hard turning first in 26.15 with van Almsick back in sixth place (26.61). Second placegetter Martina Moravcova was back in fifth place (26.57), but van Almsick showed controlled power to keep Moravcova, who touched in 54.61, at bay.

Belarus' Alena Popchanka swam a balanced race to take third in 54.62 to set a national record and earn her first European medal. Alshammar tired to finish sixth in 55.41.

Women’s 100m Breaststroke
Swede Emma Igelstrom easily took the two lap breaststroke event, setting a new championship record, touching in a fast 1:07.87, well ahead of Ukrainian Svitlana Bondarenko (1:09.28) and Russian Elena Bogomazova (1:09.53) but outside her best (1:07.27) set at the Swedish nationals earlier this month.

Men’s 200 IM
World record-holder for this event, Finn Jani Sievinen, showed there is still life in the old dog
when he took his third European championship title over the distance in a top class 1:59.30.

Sievinen, celebrating the birth of his second son, led into the breaststroke leg to win comfortably from Italian Alessio Boggiatto who set a PR 1:59.83, becoming the seventh man to break the two-minute barrier.

Austrian Markus Rogan, the NCAA champion from Stanford, swam a personal record 2:00.50 for third, just edging top qualifier Tamas Kerekjarto of Hungary and USC. No sign of Olympic gold medalist Massi Rosolino in the final; he was DQ’ed in the heats.

In the 50 backstroke semifinals, German Thomas Rupprath set a new European record of 25.00, just one-hundredth of a second outside Lenny Krayzelburg’s ’99 world record.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Berlin, Germany
DAY THREE: July 31, 2002

FINALS RESULTS

Men's 100 meter freestyle

1. Pieter van den Hoogenband (NED) 47.86 CR+
2. Alexander Popov (RUS) 48.94
3. Duje Draganja (CRO) 49.31
4. Romain Barnier (FRA) 49.32
5. Lars Frolander (SWE) 49.34
6. Attila Zubor (HUN) 49.79
7. Torsten Spanneberg (GER) 50.07
8. Karel Novy (SUI) 50.18

+: Second fastest swim all-time

Women's 100 meter breaststroke

1. Emma Igelstrom (SWE) 1:07.87 CR
2. Svitlana Bondarenko (UKR) 1:09.28
3. Elena Bogomazova (RUS) 1:09.53
4. Agnes Kovacs (HUN) 1:09.63
5. Madelon Baans (NED) 1:09.67
6. Mirna Jukic (AUT) 1:09.84
7. Ekaterina Kormatcheva (RUS) 1:09.90
8. Simone Weiler (GER) 1:09.96

Women's 100 meter freestyle

1. Franziska van Almsick (GER) 54.39 CR,=n
2. Martina Moravcova (SVK) 54.61
3. Alena Popchanko (BLR) 54.62 n
4. Petra Dallmann (GER) 54.66
5. Aliaksandra Herasimenia (BLR) 55.04
6. Therese Alshammar (SWE) 55.41
7. Johanna Sjoberg (SWE) 55.42
8. Olga Mukomol (UKR) 55.67

Men's 200 meter individual medley

1. Jani Sievinen (FIN) 1:59.30
2. Alessio Boggiatto (ITA) 1:59.83
3. Markus Rogan (AUT) 2:00.50
4. Tamas Kerekjarto (HUN) 2:00.53
5. Istvan Bathazi (HUN) 2:00.92
6. Christian Keller (GER) 2:01.47
7. Jens Kruppa (GER) 2:01.74
8. Peter Mankoc (SLO) 2:01.85

Women's one-meter springboard diving

1. Heike Fischer (GER) 308.58 points
2. Vera Ilyina (RUS) 307.53
3. Natalia Oumyskova (RUS) 285.03
4. Maria Marconi (ITA) 269.43
5. Conny Schmalfuss (GER) 246.15
6. Bianca van Os (NED) 245.43

Men's one-meter springboard diving

1. Nicola Marconi (ITA) 390.81 points
2. Jose Miguel Gil (Spain) 385.86
3. Christian Loeffler (GER) 377.94
4. Joona Puhakka (FIN) 369.39
5. Yuriy Shlyakhov (UKR) 365.40
6. Vassiliy Lissovsky (RUS) 355.80

SEMIFINAL RESULTS

Men's 200 meter butterfly
(Top 8 qualify for final)

1. Ioan Gherghel (ROM) 1:57.13
2. Franck Esposito (FRA) 1:57.19
3. Denis Silantiev (UKR) 1:57.68
4. Anatoli Poliakov (RUS) 1:57.78
5. David Kolozair (HUN) 1:59.08
6. Christian Galenda (ITA) 1:59.47
7. Lukasz Drzewinski (POL) 1:59.66
8. Nikolai Skvortsov (RUS) 1:59.74
9. Luis Monteiro (POR) 1:59.99
10. Jordi Pau (ESP) 2:00.11
11. Ioannis Drymonakos (GRE) 2:00.15
12. Boldizsar Kiss (HUN) 2:00.65
13. Josef Horky (CZE) 2:00.71
14. Simao Morgado (POR) 2:01.08
15. Sergiy Advena (UKR) 2:01.50
16. Philipp Gilgen (SUI) 2:01.69

Men's 50 meter backstroke
(top 8 qualify for final)

1. Thomas Rupprath (GER) 25.00, ER+
2. Bartosz Kizierowski (POL) 25.53
3. Stev Theloke (GER) 25.60
4. David Ortega (ESP) 25.72
5. Darius Grigalionis (LTU) 25.83
6. Peter Horvath (HUN) 25.86
7. Mariusz Siembida (POL) 25.91
8. Arkady Vyatchanin (RUS) 25.97
9. Nuno Laurentino (POR) 25.99
10. Flori Lang (SUI) 26.14
11. Lubos Krizko (SVK) 26.19
12. Ante Maskovic (CRO) 26.26
13. Blaz Medvesek (SLO) 26.28
14. Miroslav Machovic (SVK) 26.29
15. Bastiaan Tamminga (NED) 26.30
16. Evgueni Alechine (RUS) 26.61

Women's 200 meter individual medley
(Top 8 qualify for final)

1. Yana Klochkova (UKR) 2:13.57
2. Hanna Shcherba (BLR) 2:13.87 n
e. Alenka Kejzar (SLO) 2:14.23
4. Julie Hjorth-Hansen (DEN) 2:15.14
5. Nicole Hetzer (GER) 2:15.69
6. Diana Remenyi (HUN) 2:15.95
7. Mirjana Bosevska (MAC) 2:16.09
8. Annika Mehlhorn (GER) 2:16.93
9. Sara Nordenstam (SWE) 2:17.26
10. Sara Parise (ITA) 2:17.47
11. Diana Mocanu (ROM) 2:18.53
12. Federica Biscia (ITA) 2:19.34
13. Larisa Lacusta (ROM) 2:19.73
14. Hana Netrefova (CZE) 2:19.93
15. Malin Svanstrom (SWE) 2:20.06
16. Tina Gretlund (DEN) 2:21.58

Men's 200 meter breaststroke
(Top 8 qualify for final)

1. Davide Rummolo (ITA) 2:12.31
2. Maxim Podoprigora (AUT) 2:13.03
3. Andrei Ivanov (RUS) 2:13.14
4. Roman Sloudnov (RUS) 2:13.72
5. Jarno Pihlava (FIN) 2:13.76 n
6. Yohan Bernard (FRA) 2:14.07
7. Richard Bodor (HUN) 2:14.84
8. Martin Gustavsson (SWE) 2:14.94
9. Michele Vancini (ITA) 2:14.95
10. Thijs Van Valkengoed (NED) 2:15.16
11. Jacob Johann Sveinsson (ISL) 2:15.34
12. Daniel Malek (CZE) 2:17.40
13. Anders Wold (NOR) 2:17.80
14. Sergiy Sergeev (UKR) 2:18.51
15. Matic Lipovz (SLO) 2:18.70
16. Henrique Neiva (POR) 2:18.71

WR: World Record
ER: European Record
CR: Championship Record
n: National Record
=n: Equals National Record
+: Second-fastest swim all-time

Medals Table

gold silver bronze total

1. Germany 8 5 4 17
2. Russia 6 7 4 17
3. Italy 4 3 5 12
4. Ukraine 3 1 2 6
5. Netherlands 3 0 2 5
6. Sweden 2 2 2 6
7. Finland 2 0 0 2
8. France 1 1 3 5
9. Spain 0 5 2 7
10. Hungary 0 2 0 2
11. Austria 0 1 1 2
12. Switzerland 0 1 0 1
12. Slovakia 0 1 0 1
14. Belarus 0 0 2 2
15. Croatia 0 0 1 1
15. Romania 0 0 1 1

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