TYR Has Strong International Showing in Dubai Kukors Takes Gold at 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships

Huntington Beach, CA –  The TYR sponsored French (FFN), German (DSV), and Danish Swimming Federations all had successful individual and team performances at the FINA Short Course World Championships held in Dubai.  Highlighted by the French men’s 4×100 freestyle relay gold medal, the TYR brand was present throughout the competition.

In addition, American TYR athlete and 2009 FINA World Champion Ariana Kukors took the gold medal in 100m individual medley.   Having set the championship record in the semi-finals with a time of 58.65, Kukors followed up with a convincing 58.95 to edge Australia’s Kotuku Ngawati for the win.

The French men’s 4×100 freestyle relay team, composed of Alain Bernard, Frederick Bousquet, Fabien Gilot, and Yannick Agnel, dominated a deep field that included strong Russian and American teams.  The French set a European record with their time of 3:04:78 to finish ahead of the Russians and claim the gold.

Coralie Balmy, Camille Muffat, Ophelie Cyrielle Etienne, and Mylene Lazare of the French women’s 4×200m freestyle relay team captured a bronze medal with a time of 7:38:42, only hundredths of a second behind silver-medal winning Australia.

TYR Athlete Steffen Deibler had a strong performance for the TYR sponsored German Swimming Federation (DSV), capturing a bronze medal in the in the men’s 50m butterfly.  Deibler set a championship record in the semi-final with a time of 22.57, and is the current world record holder as well.

TYR athlete Jeanette Ottesen won a bronze medal in the women’s 50m butterfly with a time of 25.24 for the TYR sponsored Danish Swimming Federation.

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TYR engineers technical apparel and equipment for swimmers and triathletes.  Named for “TYR”, the Norse god of warriors, we’re a company started by athletes and populated by athletes. The cultures and communities of competitive swimming and triathlon pervade our offices.  We are dedicated to re-imagining technologies that help athletes attain peak performance.  Like athletes, we work with an intense spirit of competition.  We aim to create the fastest, most advanced technologies and products.  Always.