ZAGREB, Croatia, June 7. DURING the second, and final, night of long course meter swimming at the Golden Bear meet in Croatia, Laszlo Cseh and Peter Bernek each entered the record books.
Cseh checked in with his second meet record in as many days with a 1:57.53 in the men's 200 fly. That performance erased Thomas Rupprath's mark of 1:58.60. Nikolaj Moller (2:04.27) and Petar Mrcela (2:04.47) placed second and third. Meanwhile, Bernek matched Jean Basson's meet standard of 3:52.93 in the men's 400 free. Norbert Kovas took second in 3:55.79 with Niksa Roki placing third in 4:06.78.
Gabrijela Korac claimed the women's 50 breast in 33.29, while Smiljana Marinovic touched second in 33.82. Nikolina Sabo wound up third in 34.57. Daren Mew followed with a 28.66 to win the men's 50 breast. James Gibson (29.19) and Vanja Rogulj (29.39) completed the podium.
Eszter Dara earned the women's 50 fly title in 27.24, while Monika Babok (27.84) and Adrijana Bencic (28.26) finished second and third. Duje Draganja snatched the men's 50 fly crown in 24.16. Mario Todorovic picked up second in 24.29, while Rupprath placed third in 24.33.
Vivien Kadas snared the women's 400 free victory in 4:17.00, while Mathilde Riis Sorensen placed second in 4:24.28. Viktoria Orosz touched third in 4:26.01.
Sanja Jovanovic captured the women's 100 back in 1:02.14 with Katy Sexton finishing second in 1:03.68. Lidija Franic placed third in 1:04.28. Gordan Kozulj cruised in the men's 100 back with a 56.84, while Teo Kolonic took second in 59.27. Alessandro Marian placed third in 59.67.
Vanessza Balogh topped the women's 200 breast in 2:38.73, while Nicole Moller placed second in 2:41.51. Lana Dragojevic finished third in 2:46.25. Bence Pulai then won the men's 200 breast in 2:20.18. Sasa Gerbec (2:20.76) and Luka Skugor (2:24.00) rounded out the top three.
Karla Sitic claimed the women's 200 fly in 2:19.93. Boglarka Balogh took home second in 2:21.92, while Riis Sorensen finished with her second medal of the night with a third-place 2:27.59.
Dara snagged her second gold of the evening with a 55.90 in the women's 100 free after winning the 50 fly. Babok placed second, just like the 50 fly, with a 57.41, while Elspa Morkore took third in 58.24. Draganja also earned his second gold of the night with a 50.00 in the men's 100 free. Todorovic placed second in 50.28, while Domink Kozma finished third in 51.33.