ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) _ Slovenia's Peter Mankoc set a world record in the 100-meter medley Saturday to reach the final at the European short course championships.

Mankoc, who already won the 200 medley at the championships, finished his semifinal heat in 52.63 seconds. he shaved .16 seconds off the mark set by Neil Walker of the United States last year.

Mankoc was almost two seconds faster than his closest challenger in the semis. The final is Sunday.