Peter Mankoč (born 4 July 1978 in Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a Slovenian swimmer. He is one of the most successful short course European Championship swimmers in the history of the event. Mankoč is the former world record holder in the 100 meter individual medley (short course).
Mankoč in Vienna, 2008
|Born||4 July 1978|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (192 lb)|
|Strokes||Butterfly and individual medley|
|Club||Plavalni Klub Ilirija|
Mankoč was born in Ljubljana, where he has lived most of his life. He began swimming competitively at the age of eight. During his swimming career, he was employed as a police officer by the Slovenian government.
He is married to an Estonian swimmer Triin Aljand. They have a daughter Brina, who was born in 2015.
With height of 1.92 m and weight of 87 kg, Mankoč has always been a short distance swimmer. His strength and explosiveness led to short courses sprint preference, where he has achieved his best results.
Mankoč is a member of Ilirija Ljubljana swimming club, where he developed under coach Dimitrij Mancevič.
Swimming career overview
Mankoč participated in five Olympic Games, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. His best result is a 10th place in the 100 metre butterfly at the 2008 Olympic Games.
He was swimming in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2004 European Championship competitions with 4 finals appearances.
Apart from 5 short course World Championships medals, he also has 7 other finals finishes from 1997 to 2006.
Mankoč participated in 11 European Championship short course events, where he collected 17 medals in 26 finals appearances. He is the only swimmer with nine consecutive gold medals in one discipline, the 100 meter individual medley. In this event, he won 14 consecutive medals, from 1999 to 2012.
Personal best times
Mankoč’s best times are sorted by FINA points calculation, a scoring system of the world swimming federation, which allows comparisons amongst different events. The points are correct in 2004–2008 Olympic game cycle. The ranking is correct as of December 2007 and represents European all-time ranking of personal records.
25 m course
|100 m medley||1039||#1||0:50.76||2009|
|100 m butterfly||996||#4||0:50.60||2007|
|200 m medley||976||#10||1:56.13||2002|
|50 m freestyle||929||#27||0:21.81||2002|
|50 m butterfly||924||#28||0:23,56||2006|
|100 m freestyle||916||#48||0:48.18||2003|
|50 m backstroke||904||#31||0:24.54||2001|
50 m course
|50 m butterfly||975||#12||0:23.74||2007|
|100 m butterfly||968||#8||0:52.30||2007|
|100 m freestyle||945||#26||0:49.22||2005|
|200 m medley||932||#29||2:01.57||2002|
|200 m freestyle||920||#50||1:48.92||2003|
|50 m freestyle||918||#30||0:22.51||2005|
- "2002 World Championships – Short Course Swim Rankings results". Retrieved 2007-07-24.
- "Shanghai 2006 results". Archived from the original on 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
- "7th FINA World Championships – 25m Indianapolis 2004" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
- (in Slovene) Mankoč's bio Archived 2009-07-21 at the Wayback Machine from the Slovenian Swimming Federation's website (www.plavalna-zveza.si); retrieved 2010-02-23.
- "Swimmers, Top Athletes Employed by the Police, Return to Slovenia after a Successful Competiti". www.policija.si. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
- "FOTO: Poroke in ločitve znanih Slovencev in Slovenk v letu 2014". 24ur.com (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2017-03-23.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Peter Mankoč". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
- "Fina Points". Archived from the original on 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2007-12-17.
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- Peter Mankoč at Swimrankings.net
|| Men's 100 metre individual medley
world record holder (short course)
15 December 2001 – 25 January 2003
12 December 2009 – 15 December 2012