Luka Turk Breaks 2-Minute Barrier At International Winter Swimming World Championships

Courtesy of International Winter Swimming World Championships, Lake Bled, Slovenia.

Luka Turk accomplished what was previously thought impossible: breaking the two-minute barrier in the 200m freestyle in the International Winter Swimming World Championships.

His record of 1:59.49 Lake Bled, Slovenia has now become the new standard for middle-distance winter swimmers.

Men’s 200m Freestyle Results:

A (15-19 years)
1. Robert Sarnet 3:46.88

B (20-29 years)
1. Julien Zinsmeister 2:05.93
2. Tobias Wybierek 2:13.33
3. Colin Bushweller 2:14.13
4. Teodor Tsvetkov 2:27.76
5. Tomas Prieto 2:38.55
6. Antti Mäkinen 2:43.97
7. Daniel von Walzel 3:08.64
8. Arya Pour 3:12.64
9. Sakari Yrjö‐Koskinen 3:12.79
10. Iiro Isohanni 3:21.15

C (30-39 years)
1. Luka Turk 1:59.49
2. Aleksey Gulakov 2:14.43
3. Tobias Jaekle 2:14.51
4. Georgiy Motin 2:25.42
5. Rauno Paerg 2:25.74
6. Anton Boltasov 2:28.84
7. Lubos Spajdel 2:29.51
8. Michal Slanina 2:29.72
9. Alain Simac-Lejeune 2:29.90
10. Ivan Goliakov 2:38.17
11. Chun Kong Mak 2:38.43
12. Paul Bieber 2:40.13
13. Diego Lopez 2:42.70
14. Ulf Karnikowski 2:42.79
15. Christian Baltes 3:15.31
16. Pete White 3:44.35
17. Milan Rozsival 3:49.47
18. Pavol Demcak 4:07.14
19. Bartlomiej Rzepecki 4:08.53
DSQ Peter Plavec 2:54.02

D (40-44 years)
1. Rostislav Vítek 2:10.65
T2. Jiri Polansky 2:20.32
T2. Vit Polansky 2:20.32
4. Remigiusz Golebiowki 2:21.12
5. Vitaliy Burlitskiy 2:21.73
6. M. Fernandez Gorgojo 2:29.66
7. Roman Danilov 2:34.64
8. Eugeniy Zozulya 2:39.73
9. Aivar Rosenberg 2:42.96
10. Lucas Rivet 2:43.97
11. Zdenek Slama 2:44.32
12. Federico Miot 2:46.14
13. Michal Stengl 2:47.79
14. Mauricio Lopez 2:48.22
15. Stefan Goeritzer 2:50.77
16. Martin Ball 2:55.16
17. Jaroslav Pekarek 2:56.13
18. Radomir Kurecka 3:01.99
19. Janis Buna 3:10.83
20. Martin Krupicka 3:13.24
21. Michal Kohoutek 3:23.11
22. Martin Hanacek 3:43.03
23. Mark Koitka 3:51.99
24. Denis Shevchenko 4:10.44

E (45-49 years)
1. Henri Kaarma 74 2:14.67
2. Bruno Nopponen 2:21.17
3. Andrew Allum 2:32.80
4. Piotr Biankowski 2:41.21
5. Andrey Zamyslov 2:46.67
6. Michael Hudson 2:51.55
7. Dezider Pek 2:52.31
8. Jesper Teslak-Larsen 2:53.19
9. Vladimir Semyannikov 2:55.80
10. Mikael Soederstroem 3:03.37
11. Kristian Vilstrup 3:06.07
12. Marek Svejda 3:18.29
13. Johannes Kapeller 3:47.33

F (50-54 years)
1. Christof Wandratsch 2:15.17
2. Marek Rother 2:20.11
3. Stefan Runge 2:32.71
4. Alexandre Bermond 2:34.18
5. Martin Kuchenmeister 2:42.88
6. Grzegorz Mowinski 2:45.78
7. Jakub Valnicek 2:45.84
8. Matjaz Obstetar 3:06.93
9. Jens Trommer 3:08.47
10. Dario Oscar Silva 3:09.82
11. Dr. Alexandre Fuzeau 3:18.70
12. Aleksandrs Jakovlevs 3:35.87
13. Tomasz Malkowski 3:39.47
14. Jean Pierre Vanderydt 3:45.45
15. Jaroslav Zeman 3:46.06
16. Ivan Tonhanjzer 3:50.33
17. Roman Karkachev 3:52.10
18. Warren Phelops 4:00.61
19. Tim Haysom 4:03.61
20. BAXTER, Anthony Baxter 4:28.86

G (55-59 years)
1. Denis Colombe 2:39.31
2. Oleg Chekushkin 2:40.30
3. Aleksei Terestsenkov 2:46.56
4. Stephen Gould 2:47.58
5. James Norton 2:51.23
6. Oleg Dokuchaev 3:02.55
7. Gianfranco Boccia 3:30.28
8. Enzo Favoino 3:54.47
9. Richard Hirmer 4:00.96
10. Andras Zimanyi 4:06.55
11. Peter Hoegdal 4:07.90
12. Jan Polak 5:17.43

H (60-64 years)
1. Rory Fitzgerald 2:29.44
2. Brian Bain 2:41.65
3. Vasiliy Teterin 2:48.68
4. Rustem Khangildin 2:55.96
5. Nick Hungerford 3:03.75
6. Andis Bukonts 3:04.74
7. Franz Herbst 3:10.49
8. Radomir Suchopa 3:21.42
9. Vojtech Tonhajzer 3:32.50
10. Vittorio Zanoni 3:33.47
11. Sergey Sidorov 3:46.99
12. Omar Cizneros 4:43.48

I (65-69 years)
1. Andrew Wolf 2:53.37
2. Alexandr Komarov 3:00.17
3. Aleksandr Zelenetskiy 3:13.95

J (70-74 years)
1. Lembit Laht 49 U-Klubi 3:06.83
2. Mark Lautman 3:42.07

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