European Record Falls at Mladost International in Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia, November 25. JANINE Pietsch's women's 50 back European record did not last long when she set it at the German Short Course Championships. Sanja Jovanovic clipped Pietsch's 26.92 with a 26.91 as part of an impressive backstroke sweep at the Mladost International Invite held in Zagreb, Croatia. On top of the European record, Jovanovic touched first in the 100 (59.51) and 200 (2:09.66) backstroke events.

Meanwhile, Evelyn Verraszto shined at the meet with four individual crowns. She won the 400 free in a meet-record time of 4:05.68, while also touching first in the 100 free (54.44), 100 fly (1:00.40) and 200 IM (2:11.85).

Two other swimmers notched title trifectas. Mirna Jukic swept the women's breaststroke events. She claimed meet records in the 100 (1:06.81) and 200 (2:22.48) while also winning the 50 (31.05).

Meanwhile, Duje Draganja clocked a meet record in the men's 100 free with a 48.01 while also winning the 50 free (21.88) and 50 fly (23.76).

Darren Mew and Marko Strahija provided the only other multiple titlists. Mew captured the 50 (27.53) and 100 (59.96) breaststroke events, while Strahija did the same in the 50 (24.21) and 100 (51.82) backstroke swims.

Meet records also came from Nataliya Khudakova in the 200 free (1:58.66), Emese Kovacs in the 200 fly (2:09.38) and Monika Babok in the 50 fly (27.56).

Miroslava Najdanovski (50 free – 25.38) and Yana Klochkova (100 IM – 1:01.97) completed the title winners for the women.

Plenty of men also won single titles. Vladimir Brjuhov (200 free – 1:48.32) and Victor Polyakov (400 free – 3:52.42) both won freestyle events, while Stanislav Donets took home the 200 back in 1:56.23.

Maxim Podoprigora touched first in the 200 breast (2:10.75), while Peter Mankoc (100 fly – 52.24) and Dinko Jukic (200 fly – 1:55.43) claimed the butterfly crowns.

George Bovell (100 IM – 53.82) and Sasa Impric (200 IM – 1:58.99) pocketed the rest of the titles with wins in the medley swims.

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