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German Men Set Swimming Mark

A German men's team has set a new world record while Swedish swimmer Emma Iglestrom has equaled one at the European short-course championships in Antwerp, Belgium.

The German squad of Sven Theloke, Mark Warnecke, Thomas Rupprath and Carsten Dehmlow set the world record in the 200-meter medley relay event twice, once in the heats and once in the final. The new mark of one minute, 34.78 seconds improved on their record of one minute, 35.14 seconds set in the heats. The record before Thursday's races was shared by Sweden and Germany at one minute 35.51 seconds.

Meanwhile, Emma Igelstrom of Sweden equaled the world record in the women's 50-meter breaststroke race, finishing in 30-point-five-six seconds. The record is also held by two Chinese swimmers, Luo Xue Luan and Li Wei set in Shanghai, China, earlier this month.

In other events, Stefan Nystrand of Sweden won the men's 50-meters freestyle race (21.15) ahead of Olexandr Volinets of Ukraine and Olympic bronze medallist Pieter Van den Hoogenband of the Netherlands.

Emiliano Brembilla of Italy won the men's 400-meters freestyle race (3:41.27). Peter Mankoc of Slovenia won the men's 200-meters medley in one minute, 56.18 seconds.

In women's competition, two-time Olympic gold medallist Yana Klotchkova of Ukraine won the women's 200-meter medley race in two minutes, nine-point-five-two seconds. Otylia Jedrzejczak of Poland won the women's 200-meter butterfly race (2:07.95).