|Full name||Ida Marko-Varga|
10 March 1985 |
Marko-Varga was an early prospect, winning two individual freestyle titles at the 1998 Swedish Swimming Championships at the age of 13. The winning marks were 2:03.95 on 200-metre freestyle and 4:21.41 on the 400 m freestyle. She won all the five titles she contested for in the Swedish Youth Championships the same summer, although she was one year younger than the others in her age group. At the Swedish Youth Short Course Championships she won six individual titles and two relay medals, still being one year younger.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics she competed in individually 200 m freestyle and in the 4 × 100 m freestyle and the 4 × 200 m freestyle. She finished 16th individually and 8th with 4×200 relay team. The 4 × 100 m freestyle team didn't make the finals finishing 11th in the prelims.
Marko-Varga has been involved in two relay bronze medals at the Short Course World Championships, the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay in Shanghai 2006 and the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay at the 2004 Indianapolis championships. She has also earned two relay bronze medals at the European Championships, 4 × 200 m freestyle relay in Berlin 2002 and 4 × 100 m freestyle relay in Eindhoven 2008.
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