Nađa Higl

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Nađa Higl
Nadja Higl Win.jpg
Personal information
Full name Nađa Higl
Nationality  Serbia
Born 2 January 1987 (1987-01-02) (age 27)[1]
Pančevo, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Height 1.73 metres (5.7 ft)
Weight 69 kilograms (152 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club PK Tamiš

Nađa Higl (Serbian Cyrillic: Нађа Хигл; also spelled as Nadja Higl; born 2 January 1987) is a Serbian swimmer. She was World Champion in 200 m breaststroke.

Higl was awarded the title "Serbian Sportswoman of the year" for the year 2009 by the Olympic Committee of Serbia[2] and Golden Badge, award for the best athlete of Serbia.

Swimming career[edit]

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships she won gold medal in the 200 meters breaststroke final on 31 July 2009 with a time of 2:21.62, the new European record.[3] She is the first Serbian woman to become a world champion in swimming.

She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in 100 m breaststroke and 200 m breaststroke where she finished in qualification rounds as 43rd and 33rd respectively.[1] At the 2009 Summer Universiade she won silver medals in 100 m breaststroke and 200 m breaststroke.[4][5]

Results[edit]

Year Event Location Discipline Position Time
2003 European Junior Swimming Championships United Kingdom Glasgow 100 m breaststroke 24 1:15.95
200 m breaststroke 16 2:38.59
2006 European Championships Hungary Budapest 100 m breaststroke 44 1:16.99
200 m breaststroke 25 2:40.73
2007 European Championships 25 m Hungary Debrecen 100 m breaststroke 23 1:11.10
200 m breaststroke 23 2:31.14
2008 World Championships 25 m United Kingdom Manchester 100 m breaststroke 20 1:10.41
200 m breaststroke 15 2:28.47
2008 Olympics China Beijing 100 m breaststroke 43 1:13.19
200 m breaststroke 33 2:32.78
2009 Mediterranean Games Italy Pescara 100 m breaststroke 10 1:11.50
200 m breaststroke 4 2:29.79
4×100 m medley relay 5 1:07.75 (4:14.14)
2009 Summer Universiade Serbia Belgrade 100 m breaststroke 2 1:07.80
200 m breaststroke 2 2:24.20
4×100 m medley relay 15 1:13.70 (4:29.49)
2009 World Championships Italy Rome 100 m breaststroke 16 1:08.13
200 m breaststroke 1 2:21.62
2009 European Championships 25 m Turkey Istanbul 100 m breaststroke 11 1:06.41
200 m breaststroke 2 2:17.52
2010 European Championships 50 m Hungary Budapest 100 m breaststroke 22 1:10.97
200 m breaststroke 8 2:29.60
2011 World Championships China Shanghai 200 m breaststroke 6 2:25.93
2012 European Championships 50 m Hungary Debrecen 200 m breaststroke 6 2:28.24
2012 Olympics United Kingdom London 200 m breaststroke 25 2:28.39

Personal life[edit]

Nađa Higl on a 2009 Serbian stamp

Nađa's parents are father Dragan (Драган) and mother Snežana (Снежана). Her brother Sebastijan (Себастијан) is her personal trainer.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nađa Higl. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Glas javnosti (18 December 2009). "Higl i Čavić najbolji sportisti Srbije" (in Serbian). vesti.rs. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Serbian Higl clinches 200 breaststroke glory. Reuters. 31 July 2009.
  4. ^ Universiade Belgrade 2009 – Swimming Events. Swimstar2000.net. Retrieved on 24 July 2014.
  5. ^ Universiade – Serbia’s Feat and Triumph. universiade-belgrade2009.org. 13 July 2009.

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Milorad Čavić
Serbia The Best Athlete of Serbia
2009
Succeeded by
Novak Djokovic
Records
Preceded by
Austria Mirna Jukić
Women's 200 m breaststroke
European record holder (long course)

31 July 2009 – 2 August 2012
Succeeded by
Russia Yuliya Yefimova