Before Lena Grabowski achieved bronze over the 200 m back in Kazan, Markus Rogan last struck in December 20211 with silver over 200 m individual medley in Szczecin. It was the 40th EM medal of OSV players in the 25-meter pool. Rogan is also the red-white-red record holder with five gold, four silver and one bronze medals.
Grabowski’s coup had already been announced. This year in May she finished fourth over her parade distance at the Long Track European Championships in Budapest, and at the Olympic Games in Tokyo she held up considerably as twelfth. Most recently, the 19-year-old had to reduce training by around one and a half weeks because of the pre-Matura, which is why she would have been happy with the final. Now she won the first short course EM medal from an OSV active since 2008.