In the final of the 200-meter backstroke, Rogan finished fourth with a time of 1:55.49. Rogan who won silver in the event in Athens finished just out of the medals this time around.
In the semifinals of the 200 meter backstroke, Markus Rogan (Austria) finished with the third best time overall to qualify for the final. Rogan, who is the defending Silver Medalist in the event, swam a time of 1:56.34. He will compete in the final on August 14 at 7:19 pm.
In the opening heats of the 200 meter backstroke, Rogan swam well and qualified for the semifinals.with a time of 1:56.64. Rogan, the defending silver medalist in the event had the third fastest time overall...(posted Aug. 13)
In the semifinals of the 100 backstroke, Rogan finished ninth and did not qualify for the final. Rogan swam a time of 53.80 seconds, while Hayden Stoeckel of Australia saw an Olympic Record time of 52.97 seconds to enter the final as the top seed. Rogan will now set his sights on the 200 backstroke where he was a silver medalist in 2004...(posted Aug. 11)
In the prelims of the 100 meter backstroke, Rogan swam a time of 54.22 seconds to finish fourth in his heat. His time was the 13th fastest of the day and qualified him for the semi-finals in the event, which are Sunday, August 10 at 8:10 pm...(posted Aug. 10)
Markus will be competing in his second Olympics for Austria...He won a pair of silver medals in the 100 and 200 back at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens...Third all-time at Stanford scoring 188.5 points at the NCAA Championships...Two-time NCAA Champion by capturing both the 200 backstroke and 200 IM at the 2002 NCAA Championships...Stanford record holder in the 400 IM with a time of 3:42.76...(Posted Aug. 1)