Otylia Jedrejczak of Poland has broken the world record in the women's 200-meter butterfly at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin.
The Polish swimmer touched the wall in two minutes and 5.78 seconds, snapping the mark (2:05.81) set by Australia's Susan O'Neill at the Australian Olympic trials in May of 2000. Eva Risztov of Hungary won the silver medal, while the bronze went to Annika Mehlhorn of Germany. Five world and eight European records have been set at the meet, which ends today.
Franziska van Almsick won her fifth gold medal of the European swimming championships as she led Germany's team to a new European record in the women's four-by-100-meter medley. They beat the old mark by more than one second with a time of four minutes, 1.54 seconds. Sweden won silver, while Ukraine took bronze. Russia won the men's 4 X 100-meter medley gold, with France taking the silver and Germany the bronze.
In other events, Therese Altshammar of Sweden and Bartosz Kizierowski of Poland have won the women's and men's 50-meter freestyle gold. Yana Kolochkova of Ukraine took the women's 400-meter freestyle gold, while Alessio Boggiatto of Italy won the men's 400-meter medley. Nina Zhivanevskaia of Spain captured gold in the women's 50-meter backstroke, and Ditte Kotzian and Annett Gamm won the gold medal in the women's 10-meter sychronized platform diving event.