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Nađa Higl (Serbian Cyrillic: Нађа Хигл; also spelled as Nadja Higl; born 2 January 1987 in PančevoYugoslavia, now Serbia) 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.

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 [hide*1 Swimming career

Swimming career[edit]Edit

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.[4] At the 2009 Summer Universiade she won silver medals in 100 m breaststroke and 200 m breaststroke.[5][6]

Results[edit]Edit

Year Event Location Discipline Position Time
2003 European Junior Swimming Championships [1]

Glasgow

100 m breaststroke 24 1:15.95
200 m breaststroke 16 2:38.59
2006 European Championships [2]

Budapest

100 m breaststroke 44 1:16.99
200 m breaststroke 25 2:40.73
2007 European Championships 25 m [3]

Debrecen

100 m breaststroke 23 1:11.10
200 m breaststroke 23 2:31.14
2008 World Championships 25 m [4]

Manchester

100 m breaststroke 20 1:10.41
200 m breaststroke 15 2:28.47
2008 Olympics [5]

Beijing

100 m breaststroke 43 1:13.19
200 m breaststroke 33 2:32.78
2009 Mediterranean Games [6]

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 [7]

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 [8]

Rome

100 m breaststroke 16 1:08.13
200 m breaststroke 1 2:21.62
2009 European Championships 25 m [9]

Istanbul

100 m breaststroke 11 1:06.41
200 m breaststroke 2 2:17.52
2010 European Championships 50 m [10]

Budapest

100 m breaststroke 22 1:10.97
200 m breaststroke 8 2:29.60
2011 World Championships [11]

Shanghai

200 m breaststroke 6 2:25.93
2012 European Championships 50 m [12]

Debrecen

200 m breaststroke 6 2:28.24
2012 Olympics [13]

London

200 m breaststroke 25 2:28.39

Personal life[edit]Edit

Nađa's parents are father Dragan (Драган) and mother Snežana (Снежана). Her brother Sebastijan (Себастијан) is her personal trainer.

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