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Swimming: Maravcova Adds 2 More Golds

Slovakia's Martina Moravcova has added gold medals in the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter freestyle to her 100-meter medley title at the European short course swimming championships in Antwerp, Belgium.

Dutchwoman Inge de Bruijn picked up her second gold medal in the meet's final day Sunday, as she edged rival Therese Alshammar of Sweden in the 50-meter freestyle. The Olympic and world champion had already won the 100-meter freestyle.

In other highlights, Olympic champion Pieter van den Hoogenband of the Netherlands broke an 11-year-old European record by more than one second to win the 200-meter freestyle in 1:42.46. His victory followed Saturday's disappointing silver in the 100-meter freestyle.

After breaking the world record to reach the final, Slovenian Peter Mankoc easily won gold in the 100-meter medley. He also won the 200-meter medley earlier in the championships. Germany's Thomas Rupprath, who set a world record in the 100-meter butterfly earlier in the competition, took gold in the 100-meter backstroke Sunday. Germany's Nicole Hetzer set a European record (4:29.46) in the 400-meter medley.

Germany led the medals table with eight gold, nine silver and five bronze medals. Sweden won seven gold, four silver and six bronze, while Ukraine captured four gold and four silver medals.