Markus Rogan

Markus Rogan
Markus Rogan AMADEUS2008.jpg
Rogan in 2008
Personal information
Full name Markus Antonius Rogan
Nationality  Austria
Born (1982-05-04) 4 May 1982 (age 39)
Vienna, Austria
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Website MarkusRogan.at
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
College team Stanford Cardinal (USA) (2000–2004)
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens 100 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens 200 m backstroke
World Championships (LC)
Silver medal – second place 2001 Fukuoka 200 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2005 Montreal 200 m backstroke
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Melbourne 200 m backstroke
World Championships (SC)
Gold medal – first place 2008 Manchester 200 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2006 Shanghai 100 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2006 Shanghai 200 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2006 Shanghai 200 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2010 Dubai 200 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Dubai 200 m backstroke
European Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 2004 Madrid 200 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 2004 Madrid 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2008 Eindhoven 100 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 2008 Eindhoven 200 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2002 Berlin 100 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2002 Berlin 200 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2004 Madrid 100 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2006 Budapest 100 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2010 Budapest 200 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2010 Budapest 200 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Berlin 200 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Eindhoven 4Γ—200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Debrecen 200 m medley
European Championships (SC)
Gold medal – first place 2004 Vienna 200 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 2004 Vienna 200 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2005 Trieste 200 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 2007 Debrecen 200 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 2009 Istanbul 200 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2004 Vienna 100 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2004 Vienna 100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2007 Debrecen 100 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2011 Szczecin 200 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Dublin 200 m backstroke
Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bangkok 200 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 2007 Bangkok 100 m backstroke
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Izmir 200 m freestyle

Markus Antonius Rogan (born 4 May 1982 in Vienna) is a retired Austrian swimmer, who won two silver medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece and a gold medal for 200 m backstroke at the 2008 World Short Course Championships in Manchester. He also was the world record holder in 200 metres backstroke (short course) in that year.

Rogan's first big international success was a second-place finish in the 200 m backstroke at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.

In the Olympics in 2004, Rogan placed second in both men's 100 m backstroke and the men's 200 m backstroke, both times behind Aaron Peirsol of the United States. The 200 metre race was controversial as Peirsol was first disqualified but later reinstated as gold medalist. Rogan told Piersol on television that the result was unfair and that Piersol should protest.

As a teenager, the 6 ft 5 in tall Rogan swam for Mount Vernon High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, where he trained with the Curl-Burke Swim Club. In July 2000, he cut short his final season of the Northern Virginia Swim League, swimming for the Mansion House Piranhas (of Mount Vernon). He flew to Australia and competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, failing to advance beyond the heats in the backstroke.

He earned a scholarship to attend Stanford University from 2000–2004. On 8 December 2005, in Trieste, Rogan set a new world record in the 200 m backstroke for short course swim pools, with 1:50.43. This world record was later broken by American swimmer Ryan Lochte. Back on the short course in Short Course World Championships in Manchester, Rogan broke the world record again on 13 April 2008, in a time of 1:47.84, with Lochte finishing second by seven one-hundredths of a second (also under the old world record). Both swimmers were wearing the new Speedo LZR Racer swimsuit.

At the 2008 European Championships in Eindoven, The Netherlands, in March 2008, Rogan told reporters that he was planning to retire after the Beijing Olympics in August. He won both the 100 and 200 metre backstroke events (long course) at those European Championships.

In the meantime, Rogan changed his plans on retirement. He swam at the World Championships in 2009 in Rome. He was training in Italy and wanted to enjoy the home event with his Italian training partners.

At the 2010 European championships he won silver in the 200 m IM behind Olympic Silver medalist LΓ‘szlΓ³ Cseh. Rogan competed in his last Olympic games in London in 2012.

He is now a psychologist working with athletes. He was the director of performance psychology for the Brazilian Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro, 2016.

He is married to Leanne Cobb, a marketing executive who was born in South Africa. They live together in Los Angeles, California.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Austria's Rogan can't wait to get out of pool". The Boston Globe. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2008.

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