Peter Mankoč

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Peter Mankoč
Peter Mankoc, Vienna2008.jpg
Peter Mankoč (Vienna 2008)
Personal information
Full name Peter Mankoč
Nationality  Slovenia
Born (1978-07-04) July 4, 1978 (age 36)
Ljubljana
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly and individual medley
Club Plavalni Klub Ilirija

Peter Mankoč (born July 4, 1978 in Ljubljana, Slovenia)[4] is a Slovenian swimmer. He is one of the most successful short course European Championship swimmers in the history of the event. Mankoč is the former world record holder in the 100 meter individual medley (short course).

Personal[edit]

Mankoč was born in Ljubljana, where he has lived his entire life. He began swimming competitively at the age of eight. He is employed as a police officer by the Slovenian government.

He is engaged to Estonian swimmer Triin Aljand.

Swimming[edit]

With height of 1.92 m and weight of 87 kg, Mankoč has always been a short distance swimmer. His strength and explosiveness led to short courses sprint preference, where he has achieved his best results.

Mankoč is a member of Ilirija Ljubljana swimming club, where he developed under coach Dimitrij Mancevič.

Swimming career overview[edit]

Mankoč participated in five Olympic Games, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.[5] His best result is a 10th place in the 100 metre butterfly at the 2008 Olympic Games.

He also participated in four long course World Championships, from 2001 to 2007.

He was swimming in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2004 European Championship competitions with 4 finals appearances.

Apart from 5 short course World Championships medals, he also has 7 other finals finishes from 1997 to 2006.

Mankoč participated in 11 European Championship short course events, where he collected 17 medals in 26 finals appearances. He is the only swimmer with nine consecutive gold medals in one discipline, the 100 meter individual medley. In this event, he won 14 consecutive medals, from 1999 to 2012.

Personal best times[edit]

Mankoč on podium of the 2010 European SC WC in Eindhoven

Mankoč’s best times are sorted by FINA points calculation, a scoring system of the world swimming federation, which allows comparisons amongst different events.[6] The points are correct in 2004–2008 Olympic game cycle. The ranking is correct as of December 2007 and represents European all-time ranking of personal records.

25 m course

Stroke Points Ranked Time Year
100 m medley 1039 #1 0:50.76 2009
100 m butterfly 996 #4 0:50.60 2007
200 m medley 976 #10 1:56.13 2002
50 m freestyle 929 #27 0:21.81 2002
50 m butterfly 924 #28 0:23,56 2006
100 m freestyle 916 #48 0:48.18 2003
50 m backstroke 904 #31 0:24.54 2001

50 m course

Stroke Points Ranked Time Year
50 m butterfly 975 #12 0:23.74 2007
100 m butterfly 968 #8 0:52.30 2007
100 m freestyle 945 #26 0:49.22 2005
200 m medley 932 #29 2:01.57 2002
200 m freestyle 920 #50 1:48.92 2003
50 m freestyle 918 #30 0:22.51 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 World Championships – Short Course Swim Rankings results". Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Shanghai 2006 results". Archived from the original on 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  3. ^ "7th FINA World Championships – 25m Indianapolis 2004". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  4. ^ (Slovene) Mankoč's bio from the Slovenian Swimming Federation's website (www.plavalna-zveza.si); retrieved 2010-02-23.
  5. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fina Points". Archived from the original on 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
United States Neil Walker
Russia Sergey Fesikov
Men's 100 metre individual medley
world record holder (short course)

December 15, 2001 – January 25, 2003
December 12, 2009 – December 15, 2012
Succeeded by
Germany Thomas Rupprath
United States Ryan Lochte