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Polish swimming star Kawecki wins gold at Chartres

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Nick Hodge 23.11.2012 12:19
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)

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