Polish swimming star Kawecki wins gold at Chartres
PR dla Zagranicy
Radoslaw Kawecki has won the gold medal in the 200m backstroke at the European Short Course Championships in Chartres.
Radoslaw Kawecki: photo - EPA/ Ian Langsdon
Kawecki set a new championship record in the final, clocking in at 1:48.51, shaving 11 split seconds off the previous record made by Russian Stanislav Donets during the 2009 games in Turkey.
The Pole also had the pleasure in breaking his own – and his country's – record in the event, slashing his previous best of 1:49.13.
Hungary's Peter Bernek came in second behind Kawecki at 1:49.41, and France's Ben Stasiulius took bronze at 1:51.81, delighting the home crowd in Chartres.
The European Short Course Championships run until 25 November. (nh)