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Nađa Higl

Nađa Higl
Personal information
Full name Nađa Higl
Nationality  Serbia
Born 2 January 1987 (1987-01-02) (age 28)[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

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

Year Event Location Discipline Position Time
2003 European Junior Swimming Championships Glasgow 100 m breaststroke 24 1:15.95
200 m breaststroke 16 2:38.59
2006 European Championships Budapest 100 m breaststroke 44 1:16.99
200 m breaststroke 25 2:40.73
2007 European Championships 25 m Debrecen 100 m breaststroke 23 1:11.10
200 m breaststroke 23 2:31.14
2008 World Championships 25 m Manchester 100 m breaststroke 20 1:10.41
200 m breaststroke 15 2:28.47
2008 Olympics Beijing 100 m breaststroke 43 1:13.19
200 m breaststroke 33 2:32.78
2009 Mediterranean Games 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 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 Rome 100 m breaststroke 16 1:08.13
200 m breaststroke 1 2:21.62
2009 European Championships 25 m Istanbul 100 m breaststroke 11 1:06.41
200 m breaststroke 2 2:17.52
2010 European Championships 50 m Budapest 100 m breaststroke 22 1:10.97
200 m breaststroke 8 2:29.60
2011 World Championships Shanghai 200 m breaststroke 6 2:25.93
2012 European Championships 50 m Debrecen 200 m breaststroke 6 2:28.24
2012 Olympics London 200 m breaststroke 25 2:28.39

Personal life

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

References

  1. ^ a b Nađa Higl. sports-reference.com
  2. ^  
  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

  • Nađa Higl results at www.swimrankings.net
Awards
Preceded by
Milorad Čavić
The Best Athlete of Serbia
2009
Succeeded by
Novak Djokovic
Records
Preceded by
Mirna Jukić
Women's 200 m breaststroke
European record holder (long course)

31 July 2009 – 2 August 2012
Succeeded by
Yuliya Yefimova
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