Italy's Rosolino Wins 4th Euro Gold
Dec. 17, 2000
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) _ Massimiliano Rosolino of Italy earned his fourth gold medal at the European Short Course Swimming Championships Sunday, winning the 200-meter freestyle.
Rosolino was timed in 1 minute, 44.63 seconds, beating Kvetoslav Svodoba of the Czech Republic, runner-up at 1:45.27.
Rosolino set two European records during the four-day meet and also won golds in the 400 and 1,500 freestyles and the 200 individual medley.
Iceland's Orn Arnarson broke the European record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.28.
Slovakia's Martina Moravcova broke the European record she held in the 100 butterfly, winning at 57.54. Sweden's Johanna Sjoeberg, who led until the final meters, was second at 57.86.
Moravcova also won the 200 freestyle at 1:56.51, with Britain's Karen Pickering second at 1:57.22.
France's Stephan Perrot set a European record in the 200 breaststroke at 2:07.58, just under the previous mark of 2:07.59.
Ukrainian Yana Klochkova won the 400 medley at 4:35.11, with compatriot Annika Mehlhorn second at 4:39.02.
Sweden won the men's 200 freestyle relay at 1:27.52, with Germany second at 1:27.81.
Britons won two races, Joanna Fargus taking the women's 200 backstroke at 2:08.19, and Mark Foster capturing the 50 butterfly at 23.31.