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Serbian Swimming Team at the
 2009 FINA World Swim Championships
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 Rome, Italy, Foro Italico pool, July 26 - August  02, 2009

This page follows all activities of the participants of Serbia at the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships Rome 2009


August 02, 2009......................................................................................................................
13th World Swim Championships that will never be forgoten...


Day - 8
 The top champs achievements
 Official Results - Day-8

Rome  Evening Semi Finals & Finals...
(Rome, ITA) - The last Day-8 of the swimming events at the Foro Italico pool for the evening Finals brought 4 new World Records. In the men's 50 back finals Liam Tancock, GBR won with the new WR (24.04). In the women's 50 breast finals, Russia's Yuliya Efimova set the new WR (30.09), in front of Rebecca Soni (30.11)... In the  men's 400 Ind.Medley finals, Ryan Lochte, USA won gold in 4:07.01. In the women's 50 free finals, Britta Steffen GER set new WR (23.73). In the men's 1,500 free finals, Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli won with the time of 14:37.28.. In the women's 400 Ind.Medley, Hosszu Katinka, HUN set the new CR (4:30.31). In the last championships event, in the men's 4x100 Medley Relay, USA team (Peirsol, Shanteau, Phelps and Walters) set the new WR (3:27.28)... Now the statisticians are on the way to analyze what had happened in Rome. The number on World and Championships Records showed where the swimming sport is in this "sports and technological" moment. Good bye Rome, welcome to Shaghai.
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Yuliya Efimova, RUS - the competitor of the Day-8... (Ph by T.Gentile).


August 01, 2009......................................................................................................................
Mike Cavic, Silver Medal and new ER in 100 Fly (49.95)...


Day - 7
 The top champs achievements
 Official Results - Day-7

Rome  Evening Semi Finals & Finals...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-7 in the evening SFs & Finals brought 4 new World Records. In the women's 50 fly finals, the gold medal was earned by Aussie star Marieke Guehrer (25.48). In the men's 50 free finals, Brasil's Cesar Cielo Fihlo picked up gold with the new CR (21.08 ) in front of F.Bousquet (21.21) and A.Leveaux (21.25). In the women's 200 back finals, Kirsty Coventry, ZIM set the new WR (2:04.81). In the women's 50 breast SFs, top placed was Sarah Katsoulis, AUS (30.33). In the historical race, in the Men's 100 fly finals..(on YouTube), American pride Michael Phelps set new WR (49.82). SRB star, Olympic Vice-Champion and ex-world record holder Mike Cavic placed 2nd with the new ER(49.95). In the women's 50 free SFs placed 1st was Cate Campbell, AUS with the new CR (24.08). In the men's 50 back SFs Liam Tancock, GBR placed 1st with the new WR (24.08). In the women's 800 free finals Lotte Friis, DEN set new CR (8:15.92). In the last race, in the  women's 4x100 Medley, China took gold (WR 3:52.13).
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Mike Cavic entered into the world swimming history... (Ph by T.Gentile).

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  F Result  Final Rank 
 Milorad Cavic (1984)  100 m Fly Men F  0:50.01 WR  0:49.95 ER  2nd (of 8 athletes) Silver

Rome  Morning Heats...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-7 of the 13th FINA world swimming champs in the morning heats brought more new great times and 4 Championships records. It started with the women's 50 free where the Australian Cate Campbell set new CR (24.24)... In this same event Serbian record holder and two times Olympian Miroslava Najdanovski (1988) ranked 17th overall, missing unfortunately to find herself in the evening semi finals just because of 2/100 of second... In the women's 50 breaststroke, Russia's Yuliya Efimova set new CR (30.24) in front of Kasey Carlson, USA and Sarah Katsoulis, AUS... In the men's 50 backstroke, top placed was Guilherme Guido, BRA with the new CR (24.29) in front of Aschwin Wildeboer, ESP, Camille Lacourt, FRA and Liam Tancock, GBR.... In the women's 4x100 Medley Relay, the team of China placed first with the time of 3:56.14.... See the full official results at omegatiming.com
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Cate Campbell AUS, the quickest girl in the moment. (Ph by Tony Gentile).

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result  Qualify Rank 
 Miroslava Najdanovski (1988)  50 m Free Women  0:25.64  0:25.51  17th (of 169 athletes) 


July 31, 2009......................................................................................................................
Mike Cavic - WR in the 100 fly Finals, Nadja Higl World Champion...


Day - 6
 The top champs achievements
 Official Results - Day-6

Rome  Evening Semi Finals & Finals...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-6 in the evening SFs & Finals brought 5 new World Records... In the first event, in the women's 100 free finals, Britta Steffen, GER won gold with the new WR (52.07). In the men's 200 back finals, Aaron Peirsol, USA took gold medal with the new WR (1:51.92).. In the women's 50 fly SFs, Sweden's record holder  Therese Alshammar, placed first with the new WR (25.07)... In the men's 50 free SFs, top position was earned by Frederick Bousquet, FRA with a new CR (21.21). In the women's 200 breast a miracle came from Serbia. SRB record holder Nadja Higl succeeded to catch the first place and the gold medal (2:21.62 NR)... Watch out the SwimStar webcast Women's 200 Breast Final..(YouTube). Just few minutes after that race, Milorad Mike Cavic in the men's 100 fly SFs set the new World Record (50.01) and placed 1st for the tomorrow's finals. Second SRB participant was Ivan Lendjer, who ranked 11th (51.32)... In the women's 200 back SFs, top placed was Kirsty Coventry, ZIM (2:05.86 CR). In the men's 200 breast finals, Daniel Gyurta, HUN picked up gold (2:07.64). In the men's 4x200 free relay USA took gold - WR (6:58.55).
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S.Higl, Coach and Nadja Higl after the 200 breast finals. (Ph by T.Gentile).

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  SF & F Result  Final Rank 
 Milorad Cavic (1984)  100 m Fly Men SF  0:50.56  0:50.01 WR  1st (of 16 athletes) - F
 Ivan Lendjer (1990)  100 m Fly Men SF  0:51.22  0:51.32  11th (of 16 athletes)
 Nadja Higl (1987)  200 m Breast Women F  2:22.28  2:21.62 NR  1st (of 8 athletes).Gold

Rome  Morning Heats...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-6 of the 13th FINA world swimming champs in the morning heats brought another great achievements of the Serbian squad members... In the men's 100 fly preliminaries, Milorad Mike Cavic placed first of 156 participants with a time of 50.56. The 2nd and 3rd positions divided Americans McGill and Phelps (50.90)... Ivan Lendjer ranked 7-8th with a time of 51.22 (divided it with the Germany's Starke). In the other events, within the men's 50 freestyle heats, Cielo, BRA set new CR (21.37) in front of S.Nystrand, SWE (21.56) and F.Bousquet, FRA (21.63)... In the women's 50 fly, top placed was Therese Alshammar, SWE with a new CR (25.44). In the women's 200 back, Kirsty Coventry, ZIM also set the new CR (2:06.72). In the men's 4x200 free relay the team of USA placed first with the time of 7:03.30... See the official results at omegatiming.com
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M.Cavic at the start of the 100 fly prelims Heat 15.. (Ph by W.Rattay)...

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result  Qualify Rank 
 Milorad Cavic (1984)  100 m Fly Men  0:50.59  0:50.56  1st (of 156 athletes) - SF
 Ivan Lendjer (1990)  100 m Fly Men  0:51.79  0:51.22 LBT  7-8th (of 156 athlete) - SF


July 30, 2009......................................................................................................................
Nadja Higl as 5th earned 200 breast finals (NR 2:22.28)...


Day - 5
 The top champs achievements
 Official Results - Day-5

Rome  Evening Semi Finals & Finals...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-5 in the evening SFs & Finals brought 7 new World Records... In the women's 100 free SFs Australia's Lisbeth Trickett placed 1st (52.84) in front of Germany's Britta Steffen (52.87) and Amanda Weir, USA (53.02). In the men's 200 Ind.Medley finals, Ryan Lochte, USA set new WR (1:54.10). In the women's 200 breast SFs, top placed was Annamay Pierce, CAN who set the new WR (2:20.12). Serbian record holder Nadja Higl ranked 5th with the new National mark (2:22.28)... In the men's 100 free finals, Brasilian Cesar Cielo Filho set new WR (46.91) in front of Alain Bernard, FRA (47.12) and Frederick Bousquet, FRA (47.25). In the women's 200 fly finals, Jessicah Schipper, AUS picked up gold and set WR (2:03.41). In the men's 200 breast SFs, ChristianSprenger, AUS set new WR (2:07.31). In the women's 50 back final, China's Jing Zhao set new WR (27.06). In the men's 200 back SFs, Aaron Peirsol, USA placed 1st with the new CR (1:54.06). In the women's 4x200 freestyle relay final, CHINA's team caught gold with the new WR (7:42.08) in front of USA (7:42.56)...
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Annamay Pierce - WR in the women's 200 breast (SFs)...(Ph by L.Balogh)..

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  SF Result  Qualify Rank 
 Nadja Higl (1987)  200 m Breast Women SF  2:23.19  2:22.28 NR  5th (of 16 athlete) - F

N.Higl  Morning Heats...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-5 of the 13th FINA world swimming champs started with the women's 100 freestyle. Serbian record holder Miroslava Najdanovski swam it in the last (17th) heat from the lane 0 (55.45). Overall, she earned 24th position of 161 athletes who took part in this discipline... Has to be mention that former world rec holder Marleen Veldhuis, NED canceled the preliminaries... Top positions for the SFs were earned by Amanda Weir, USA (53.20), Lisbeth Trickett, AUS (53.49) and Ranomi Kromowidjojo, NED (53.61)... In the men's 200 back, top 3 placed for the finals were Ryosuke Irie, JPN (1:55.20), Aaron Peirsol, USA (1:55.88) and Ryan Lochte, USA (1:55.97)... In the women's 200 breast SRB record holder Nadja Higl earned SF (2:23.19 NR) placing at the 4th position. Top time and new CR in this event was set by Annamay Pierse, CAN (2:21.68)... Second was Rebecca Soni, USA (2:22.09).
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Nadja Higl, SRB record holder earned her second Semi Finals in Rome...

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result  Qualify Rank 
 Miroslava Najdanovski (1988)  100 m Free Women  0:55.09  0:55.45  13th (of 161 athletes)
 Nadja Higl (1987)  200 m Breast Women  2:29.79  2:23.19 NR  4th (of 62 athlete) - SF


July 29, 2009......................................................................................................................
Marica Strazmester, SRB - ranked 27th in 50 backstroke heats...


Day - 4
 The top champs achievements
 Official Results - Day-4

Rome  Evening Semi Finals & Finals...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-4 in the evening Semis & Finals concluded with 5 new World Records... In the men's 100 free SFs, in spite the new WR wasn't set, great swimming was shown by France's Alain Bernard who placed 1st with the time of 47.27 in front of Cesar Cielo Filho, BRA (47.48) and Stefan Nystrand, SWE (47.53)... In the women's 50 back SFs, Anastasia Zueva, RUS set new WR (27.38)... In the men's 200 fly finals, Michael Phelps, USA broke his old and set new WR in 1:51.51... In the women's 200 free finals, Italian hero Federica Pellegrini took gold and set new WR (1:52.98)... In the men's 50 breast finals, Cameron Van Der Burgh, RSA set his second WR (26.67)... In the women's 200 fly SFs, Hungary's Katinka Hosszu placed 1st in 2:04.27... In the men's 200 Indidual Medley SFs, American record holder Ryan Lochte and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh divided 1st place with the time od 1:55.18... In the last event this evening, the men's 800 free finals, Lin Zhang, CHN set new WR in 7:32.12.
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Anastasia Zueva - new Russian, European and the world swim legend...

M.Strazmester  Morning Heats...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-4 of the 13th FINA world swimming champs started in the only 4 disciplines (one new WR was set)...  In the women's 50 back, top position for the Semi Finals were earned by Aleksandra Gerasimenya, BLR (27.65 CR), Daniela Samulski, GER (27.70) and Anastasia Zueva, RUS (27.70)... Serbian record holder, Marica Strazmester unfortunately ranked 27th (29.09) of 132 participants in spite she has swam out this event in 28.81 at the recent Spanish Absolute Championships (in Las Palmas)... In the men's 100 freestyle, top three positions for the SFs were caught  by David Walters, USA (47.59); Stefan Nystrand, SWE (47.66) and Lyndon Ferns, RSA (47.79)... In the women's 200 fly, ranked 1st was Mary Descenza, USA with the new WR (2:04.14)... In the same event Australia's Jessicah Schipper went better then the old CR (2:05.50).. In the last morning event, the men's 200 Ind.Medley, Hungary's Laszlo Cseh ranked first with the time of 1:56.34... See the official results at omegatiming.com
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Marica Strazmester, SRB record holder in the preparation for start...

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result  Qualify Rank 
 Marica Strazmester (1980)  50 m Back Women  0:29.17  0:29.09   27th (of 132 athletes) 


July 28, 2009......................................................................................................................
Caba Siladji ranked 12th in 50 Breast SF (27.37)...


Day - 3
 The top champs achievements
 Official Results - Day-3

Rome  Evening Semi Finals & Finals...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-3 in the evening Semis & Finals concluded with 4 new World Records -"nothing special"... In the men's 200 free finals, Germany's Paul Biedermann set WR (1:42.00) in front of Michael Phelps (1:43.22). In the women's 100 back finals, Gemma Spofforth GBR set new WR (58.12). In the men's 50 breast SFs, Cameron Van Der Burgh, RSA set new WR (26.74). Serbian record holder Caba Siladji finished 12th overall (27.37)... In the women's 1,500 free finals Italy's star Alessia Filippi won with the time of 15.44.93 CR... In the men's 100 back finals, Junya Koga, JPN set new CR (52.26). In the women's 200 free SFs Federica Pellegrini, ITA set new WR (1:53.67). In the men's 200 fly SFs, Takeshi Masuda, JPN beat Michael Phelps with the time of 1:53.35... In the last event, in the women's 100 breast finals, Rebecca Soni, USA picked up gold medal (1:04.93)..
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In the second Semis of the men's 50 breast (where C.Siladji, swam in lane 1), Cameron Van Der Brugh, RSA set WR (26.74) (Ph by Max Rossi)..

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  SF Result  Qualify Rank 
 Caba Siladji (1990)  50 m Breast Men  0:27.35  0:27.37   12th (of 16 athletes)

Rome  Morning Heats...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-3 of the 13th FINA world swimming champs started this morning less excited than the previous one... Within the preliminaries four disciplines were at the program... In the men's 50 breast South Africa's Van Der Burgh caught the top position for the evening SFs with the time of 26.92... Serbian record holder and Olympian Caba Siladji ranked 13th of 154 competitors (27.35) and will find himself in the evening SFs... However, has to be mention, in this event, great names did not qualify for the SFs such as Magnini (ITA), Borysik (UKR), Polyakov (KAZ), Podoprigora (AUT), Gibson (GBR)... In the men's 200 fly Pawel Korzienowski (POL) ranked 1st, in front of Michal Phelps with the time of 1:54.33... In the women's 200 free Dana Vollmer (USA) ranked 1st (1:55.98), while in the last event in the men's 800 free Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli set the best time of 7:41.82...
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Michael Phelps, USA in the 200 Fly prelims (Ph by Stefano Rellandini)..

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result  Qualify Rank 
 Caba Siladji (1990)  50 m Breast Men  0:28.01  0:27.35   13th (of 154 athletes) -SF


July 27, 2009......................................................................................................................
Mike Cavic - World Champion in 50 Fly (CR 22.67)...


Day - 2 
 The top champs achievements
 Official Results - Day-2

Rome  Evening Semi Finals & Finals...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-2 of the Rome 2009 in the evening semis and finals brought more CRs and 5 WRs... Milorad Mike Cavic, SRB in the men's 50 fly finals beat Matthew Targett (AUS) and Rafael Munoz (ESP) with the time of 22.67 (new CR) and earned first championships gold medal for Serbia ever. This spectacular race, the Men's 50 Fly Finals..(YouTube) can be found completely presented via SwimStar webcast (transferred from the RTS)...
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  In other events, Serbian record holder Nadja Higl swam out good in 100 breast (1:08.13  ) ranked 16th in the SF. In the men's 100 breast final Brenton Rickard (AUS) set new WR (58.58). In the women's 100 fly final, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) broke her mark setting the new WR (56.06). In the men's 100 back SF, Junya Koga (JPN) set new CR (52.39). In the women's 100 breast SF Rebecca Soni (USA) set WR (1:04.84).In the women's 100 back SF, Anastasia Zueva (RUS) set new WR (58.48).In the men's 200 free SF Paul Biedermann (GER) set new CR (1:43.65), and in the women's 200 IM final Ariana Kukors (USA) set WR (2:06.15)...
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Mike Cavic Gold medal and CR in the men's 50 fly (Ph by Tony Gentile)..

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  SF & F Result  Final Rank 
 Milorad Cavic (1984)  50 m Fly Men  0:22.75  0:22.67 CR  1st - Gold Medal
 Nadja Higl (1987) 100 Breast Women  1:07.80  1:08.13  16th (of 16 athletes)

Rome  Morning Heats...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-2 of the 13th FINA world swim champs at the Foro Italico pool within the morning preliminaries showed that the worthy swim  achievements are going to be continued in the second and all other days... In the women's 200 backstroke Gemma Spofforth (GBR) set the new CR (58.78)... In the same event Serbia's record holder Marica Strazmester touched 37th of 113 participants (1:02.90)... In the men's 200 freestyle, German swimmer Paul Biedermann won (1:45.30) in front of Michael Phelps, USA (1:45.60) and Danila Izotov, RUS (1:45.86)... In this event SRB swimmer Djordje Markovic ranked 41st of 141 participants (1:49.21). In the women's 100 breaststroke, Rebecca Soni (USA) set the new CR (1:05.66). Serbian record holder Nadja Higl in the same event ranked 15th (together with Sweden's Joline Hostman) with the time of 1:07.80... In the men's 100 backstroke, the top postitions for the SFs took Radoslaw Kawecki, POL (54.66) and Carl Zyn Van, RSA (54.67)...
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Gemma Spofforth (GBR) - 100 back W (CR 58.78) (Ph by Tony Gentile).

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result  Qualify Rank 
 Djordje Markovic (1987)  200 m Free Men  1:48.53  1:49.21  41st (of 141 athletes)
 Marica Strazmester (1980)  100 m Back Women  1:02.86  1:02.90  37th (of 113 athletes)
 Nadja Higl (1987)  100 m Breast Women  1:12.20  1:07.80  15th (of 95 athletes) - SF


July 26, 2009......................................................................................................................
Mike Cavic - 2nd in SF, assured 50 fly finals (22.75 NR)...


Day - 1 
 The top champs achievements
 Official Results - Day-1

Rome  Evening Semi Finals & Finals...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-1 in the evening SFs & Fs concluded with the 6 new WRs and 2 CRs...In the women's 100 fly Sweeden's Sarah Sjostrom (1993) broke De Bruijn's record from Sydney 2000 (56.61) with the time of 56.44. In the men's 400 free finals, German Paul Biedermann set new WR (3:40.07) in front of Mellouli, TUN (3:41.11). In the women's 200 Ind. Medley Ariana Kukors, USA set new WR (2:07.03). Federica Pellegrini (ITA) is the first women ever goes bellow 4 min in 400 free (3:59.15). Nedtherland women's 4x100 free relay set WR (3:31.72).. USA men's 4x100 free relay set the CR in 3:09.21 (Phelps, Lochte, Grevers, Adrian).
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  In the men's 50 fly Semis, SRB legend Milorad Cavic ranked 2nd (22.75 NR) just 7/100 of second behind Spain's Rafa Munoz (22.68 CR)... However, Schoeman (RSA), Lauterstein (AUS), Korotysgkin (RUS) and other strong  opponents  did not catch their places for the tomorrow's finals..
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Rafael Munoz, WR holder at the finish of the 50 fly (Ph by Tony Gentile)..

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  SF Result  Qualify Rank 
 Milorad Cavic (1984)  50 m Fly Men  0:22.93  0:22.75 NR  2nd (of 16 athletes) - For F

Rome  Morning Heats...
  (Rome, ITA) - Day-1 of the 13th FINA world swim champs started this morning with the preliminaries in 8 events.. Four Serbians took part in the heats. In the men's 400 free Djordje Markovic ranked 34th (3:54.87). In the men's 50 fly Milorad Cavic touched 3rd (22.93 NR) behind Roland Schoeman, RSA (22.90) and Rafael Munoz, ESP (22.90), while Ivan Ledjer ranked 18th (23.51 LBT). Caba Siladji in the 100 breast ranked 18th overall (1:00.20).. 
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  Eight new CRs are set in the Day-1 prelims: B.Rickard, AUS in 100 breast (58.98); F.Pelegrini, ITA in 400 free (4:01.96); A.Kukors, USA in 200 IM (2:08.53); S.Sjostrom, SWE in 100 fly (56.76), Munoz and Schoeman in 50 fly (22.90); Germany in the women's 4x100 free relay (3:34.74) and Brasil in the men's 4x100 free (3:11.26)...
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R.Munoz and M.Cavic at the finish of 50 fly prelims (Ph by Tony Gentile)..

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result  Qualify Rank 
 Djordje Markovic (1987)  400 m Free Men  3:52.35  3:54.87  34th (of 94 athletes)
 Caba Siladji (1990)  100 m Breast Men  1:00.59  1:00.20  18th (of 142 athletes)
 Milorad Cavic (1984)  50 m Fly Men  0:23.11  0:22.93 NR  3rd (of 204 athletes) - SF
 Ivan Lendjer (1990)  50 m Fly Men  0:23.65  0:23.51  18th (of 204 athletes)


July 25, 2009......................................................................................................................
The offcial time keeper Omega issued the full start lists...


  (Rome, ITA)--- Day prior to the start od the 13th FINA World swimming championships, the official time keeper issued the full start lists in all events. On the Day-1  four Serbian swimmers will find themselves in the pool. In the men's 400 freestyle, Djordje Markovic in the heat 8 is entered with the time of 3:52.35. Caba Siladji will start in 100 breast at the heat 13, lane 8. In the 50 fly, from the last heat 21, Milorad Mike Cavic will start in the lane 5, while Ivan Lendjer in lane 8.. In the same heat, beside the SRB stars, the chances for the SFs would try to find also world record holder Rafael Munoz, ESP (from the lane 4) and Russia's Evgeny Korotyshkin in lane 6.. However, unbelievable number of participants in this event says that the "interest" for the men's 50 fly is absolutely highest. Click a link bellow for the official start list of the Rome 2009 Day-1...
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Day-1 the Complete Start Lists
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Fantastic Foro Italico pool - a place of many "new world record battles"..


July 24, 2009......................................................................................................................
Julio César Maglione - new President of the FINA (2009-2013)...


Dr.Maglione
  (Rome, ITA)--- The 22-member FINA Bureau (the executive board of the IF) decided today at its Congress session, the new President of FINA for the next 2009-2013 term will be Mr. Julio Cesar Maglione
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  Julio Maglione is born in 1935 in Montevideo, Urugvay. Odontologist; President of the National Committee of Physical Education and Sport of Uruguay (1995-2000); Vice-Minister of Public Health (91-92)... Member of the IOC (International Olympic Committe since 1996). Regarding his worthy sports career: National record holder in 100 m & 200 m fly and breaststroke (1949-1954); bronze medallist in 200 m breaststroke and 100 m fly and silver medallist in 4x100 m medley relay at the Latin American Games in Havana (Cuba); participant in the Pan-American Games in Mexico (1955).. Within the sports administration: President of the South American Swimming Confederation (1976-1978); President of the Amateur Swimming Union of the Americas (1979-1983, 1995-1999); first President of the Uruguayan Sports Confederation (1985-1990); Vice-President of the ANOC (2002-); member of the FINA Bureau (1984-1988), then Vice-President (1988-1992) and Honorary Treasurer of FINA (1992-).
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Julio Maglione, new President of FINA


July 23, 2009......................................................................................................................
More then 1,470 competitors from 164 countries will participate...


Rome-pool
  (Rome, ITA)--- Last official info from Fina told that the 13th FINA World Championships edition will be highlighted by a record of participation. 2,556 athletes from 185 countries will be present at the venues in 5 aquatic events (by facilities for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming at the Foro Italico) and Ostia Beach (Open Water Swimming). Only in the swimming, 1,470 athletes from 164 countries are entered...
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  In the Italy's capital, FINA will hold its biennial General Congress on July 24, 2009. At this meeting, the 22-member FINA Bureau (the executive board of the IF) will be elected for its 2009-2013 term. The Bureau will then elect the Executive officers from its members. In addition to the Fina Congress, Technical Congresses (TCs), or discipline-specific meetings, will be in each present discipline, as well as an Extraordinary Congress on Masters Rules. 
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Foro Italico pool at the Olympic complex in the Italy's capital...


 July 23, 2009.................................................................................................................
The Complete Swim Program - Schedule of the events in Rome...




 .July 22, 2009.....................................................................................................................
The National Selection of Serbia for the Rome 2009 Worlds...
  The final roster of the Serbian swim team for the upcoming 13th FINA World Swimming Championships "Rome 2009" that is going to be held in Italy, City of Rome from 26 of July to 02 of August. 2009 is defined
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  The national selection of Serbia for the World Championships will be consisted of the next participants:  Milorad Cavic (50 Fly and  100 Fly); Djordje Markovic (200 and 400 free); Ivan Lendjer (50 & 100 Fly), Caba Siladji (50, 100 & 200 Breaststroke); Marica Strazmester (50 and 100 back), Nadja Higl (100 & 200 breast) and Miroslava Najdanovski (50 & 100 Free)... Coaches of the SRB team in Rome: Dejan Pejinovic,prof (from SC Proleter, Zrenjanin); Sebastijan Higl (from SC Tamis, Pancevo) and Petar Popovic,prof (from SC Partizan, Belgrade)

M.Cavic
Dj.Markovic
I.Lendjer
C.Siladji
M.Najdanovski
Cavic
Markovic
Lendjer
Siladji
Najdanovski
Milorad (1984)
Djordje (1987)
Ivan (1990)
Caba (1990)
Miroslava (1988)
SC Partizan, Belgrade
SC Partizan, Belgrade
SC Proleter, Zrenjanin
SC Proleter, Zrenjanin
SC Proleter, Zrenjanin
N.Higl
M.Strazmester
D.Pejinovic
S.Higl
P.Popovic
Higl
Strazmester
Dejan
Sebastijan
 Petar
Nadja (1987)
Marica (1980)
Pejinovic, prof
Higl
Popovic, prof
SC Tamis, Pancevo
Alcorcorn,ESP
Coach
Coach
Manager & Coach


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