1998 European Short Course Swimming Championships

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1998 European Short Course Swimming Championships
PondsForge.jpg
Host city Sheffield, UK
Date(s) 11–13 December
Venue(s) Ponds Forge
Nations participating 34
Athletes participating 355
Events 38


The second edition of the European Short Course Swimming Championships was held in Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, England, from 11 to 13 December 1998. A total number of 355 swimmers from 34 nations competed in these championships.

Medal table[edit]

      Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 10 8 5 23
2  Great Britain 7 5 9 21
3  Netherlands 6 5 4 15
4  Sweden 3 6 6 15
5  Slovakia 3 1 0 4
6  Poland 3 0 0 3
7  Italy 1 2 1 4
8  Denmark 1 1 2 4
9  Czech Republic 1 0 2 3
10  Finland 1 0 1 2
11  Belgium 1 0 0 1
11  Croatia 1 0 0 1
11  Iceland 1 0 0 1
11   Switzerland 1 0 0 1
15  Spain 0 2 2 4
15  Ukraine 0 2 2 4
17  Austria 0 1 2 3
18  France 0 1 0 1
18  Lithuania 0 1 0 1
18  Slovenia 0 1 0 1
21  Israel 0 0 1 1
21  Russia 0 0 1 1
Total 40 36 38 114

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle
details
Mark Foster
 Great Britain
21.31
WR
Mark Veens
 Netherlands
21.79 Pieter van den Hoogenband
 Netherlands
21.87
100 m freestyle
details
Lars Frölander
 Sweden
47.54 Pieter van den Hoogenband
 Netherlands
47.68 Mark Veens
 Netherlands
47.97
200 m freestyle
details
Pieter van den Hoogenband
 Netherlands
1:44.00 Massimiliano Rosolino
 Italy
1:44.92 Jacob Carstensen
 Denmark
1:45.55
400 m freestyle
details
Emiliano Brembilla
 Italy
3:40.45
ER
Massimiliano Rosolino
 Italy
3:42.87 Jacob Carstensen
 Denmark
3:44.56
1500 m freestyle
details
Graeme Smith
 Great Britain
14:42.29 Igor Snitko
 Ukraine
14:51.70 Emiliano Brembilla
 Italy
14:53.45
50 m backstroke
details
Thomas Rupprath
 Germany
24.13
WR
Stev Theloke
 Germany
24.66 Daniel Carlsson
 Sweden
24.67
100 m backstroke
details
Stev Theloke
 Germany
52.71 Darius Grigalionis
 Lithuania
53.41 Eithan Urbach
 Israel
53.64
200 m backstroke
details
Örn Arnarson
 Iceland
1:55.16 Adam Ruckwood
 Great Britain
1:55.34 Jorge Sánchez
 Spain
1:55.78
50 m breaststroke
details
Mark Warnecke
 Germany
26.70
WR
Patrik Isaksson
 Sweden
27.21 Patrick Schmollinger
 Austria
27.60
100 m breaststroke
details
Patrik Isaksson
 Sweden
59.22 Mark Warnecke
 Germany
59.77 Jens Kruppa
 Germany
59.89
200 m breaststroke
details
Adam Whitehead
 Great Britain
2:08.54 Stéphan Perrot
 France
2:09.41 Maxim Podoprigora
 Austria
2:10.09
50 m butterfly
details
Miloš Milošević
 Croatia
23.30
WR
Mark Foster
 Great Britain
23.34 Lars Frölander
 Sweden
23.48
100 m butterfly
details
James Hickman
 Great Britain
51.04
WR
Lars Frölander
 Sweden
51.11 Denys Sylantyev
 Ukraine
51.87
200 m butterfly
details
James Hickman
 Great Britain
1:52.96 Denys Sylantyev
 Ukraine
1:54.13 Thomas Rupprath
 Germany
1:54.99
100 m individual medley
details
Jani Sievinen
 Finland
53.64 Jens Kruppa
 Germany
54.00 James Hickman
 Great Britain
54.45
200 m individual medley
details
James Hickman
 Great Britain
1:56.36 Marcel Wouda
 Netherlands
1:56.51 Jani Sievinen
 Finland
1:57.14
400 m individual medley
details
Marcel Wouda
 Netherlands
4:07.70 Frederik Hviid
 Spain
4:12.13 Christian Keller
 Germany
4:12.56
4×50 m freestyle relay
details
 Netherlands
Mark Veens
Johan Kenkhuis
Stefan Aartsen
Pieter van den Hoogenband
1:26.99
WBT
 Great Britain
Mark Foster
James Hickman
Simon Handley
Sion Brinn
1:27.74  Germany
Stephan Kunzelmann
Lars Conrad
Alexander Lüderitz
Carsten Dehmlow
1:28.01
4×50 m medley relay
details
 Germany
Thomas Rupprath
Mark Warnecke
Alexander Lüderitz
Stephan Kunzelmann

 Sweden
Daniel Carlsson
Patrik Isaksson
Jonas Åkesson
Lars Frölander
1:35.51
WBT
None  Great Britain
James Hickman
Darren Mew
Mark Foster
Sion Brinn
1:36.11

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle
details
Inge de Bruijn
 Netherlands
24.41
ER
Katrin Meißner
 Germany
24.79 Sue Rolph
 Great Britain
24.80
100 m freestyle
details
Sue Rolph
 Great Britain
53.84 Martina Moravcová
 Slovakia
53.93 Louise Jöhncke
 Sweden
53.97
200 m freestyle
details
Martina Moravcová
 Slovakia
1:55.12
ER
Franziska van Almsick
 Germany
1:57.05 Louise Jöhncke
 Sweden
1:57.39
400 m freestyle
details
Carla Geurts
 Netherlands
4:08.05 Vicky Horner
 Great Britain
4:09.02 Karen Legg
 Great Britain
4:09.66
800 m freestyle
details
Flavia Rigamonti
  Switzerland
8:27.85 Carla Geurts
 Netherlands
8:29.20 Sarah Collings
 Great Britain
8:33.70
50 m backstroke
details
Sandra Völker
 Germany
27.27
WR
Therese Alshammar
 Sweden
28.46 Alena Nývltová
 Czech Republic
28.47
100 m backstroke
details
Sandra Völker
 Germany
59.84 Antje Buschschulte
 Germany
59.97 Alena Nývltová
 Czech Republic
1.00.40
200 m backstroke
details
Antje Buschschulte
 Germany
2.07.31 Helen Don-Duncan
 Great Britain
2.09.83 Yuliya Fomenko
 Russia
2.10.38
50 m breaststroke
details
Sylvia Gerasch
 Germany
31.43 Vera Lischka
 Austria
31.61 Jaime King
 Great Britain
31.69
100 m breaststroke
details
Brigitte Becue
 Belgium
Alicja Pęczak
 Poland
1:07.71 None Svetlana Bondarenko
 Ukraine
1:07.86
200 m breaststroke
details
Alicja Pęczak
 Poland
2:25.18 Lourdes Becerra
 Spain
2:26.13 Anne Poleska
 Germany
2:26.21
50 m butterfly
details
Inge de Bruijn
 Netherlands
26.09
ER
Anna-Karin Kammerling
 Sweden
26.30 Johanna Sjöberg
 Sweden
26.76
100 m butterfly
details
Martina Moravcová
 Slovakia
57.72
ER
Johanna Sjöberg
 Sweden
58.17 Inge de Bruijn
 Netherlands
58.47
200 m butterfly
details
Sophia Skou
 Denmark
2:07.68 Mette Jacobsen
 Denmark
2:07.92 Johanna Sjöberg
 Sweden
2:08.21
100 m individual medley
details
Martina Moravcová
 Slovakia
1:00.43
WR
Nataša Kejžar
 Slovenia
1:02.26 Sue Rolph
 Great Britain
1:02.39
200 m individual medley
details
Alicja Pęczak
 Poland
2:12.05 Nicole Hetzer
 Germany
2:13.05 Sue Rolph
 Great Britain
2:13.19
400 m individual medley
details
Hana Černá
 Czech Republic
4:36.03 Nicole Hetzer
 Germany
4:36.37 Lourdes Becerra
 Spain
4:39.56
4×50 m freestyle relay
details
 Germany
Katrin Meißner
Simone Osygus
Marianne Hinners
Sandra Völker
1:39.56
WBT
 Netherlands
Angela Postma
Nienke Valen
Wilma van Hofwegen
Inge de Bruijn
1:40.05  Great Britain
Alison Sheppard
Claire Huddart
Karen Pickering
Sue Rolph
1:40.11
4×50 m medley relay
details
 Germany
Sandra Völker
Sylvia Gerasch
Franziska van Almsick
Katrin Meißner
1:50.13
WBT
 Sweden
Therese Alshammar
Maria Östling
Johanna Sjöberg
Anna-Karin Kammerling
1:50.84  Netherlands
Brenda Starink
Madelon Baans
Inge de Bruijn
Angela Postma
1:51.01

Abbreviations[edit]

  • WR: World record
  • ER: European record
  • WBT: World best time (Not an official world record, because world governing body FINA doesn't recognize 4×50 m relay times)

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