PERTH (SITA) -- Slovak swimmer Martina Moravcová, from Piestany (western Slovakia), gave herself a nice gift on her 22nd birthday on Friday. In the finals of the 200m individual medley she won the bronze. After winning two silver medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle events, the latest medal brought her total to three at this year's World Championships in Perth, Australia. Moravcová's final time, 2:14.26, is the fifth Slovak record she has achieved at a world championship, and it is the 142nd time that she has broken a national record. For her stellar performance, the Slovak Swimming Federation rewarded her with 435,000 SKK. It looks like Martina is going to totally ruin us, SPF secretary general Július Ďurian jokingly commented on Moravcová's record-breaking results. Moravcová received many birthday congratulations, and among the gifts she received was also a purse large enough to hold her reward. As Slovakia's most successful swimmer told SITA, she felt well in the finals. "First I tried to keep up with Chinese Chen, but the moment I realized that her advantage was increasing and she had enough power left, I concentrated on getting the bronze." Before the finals, Moravcová set as her goal breaking the 2:15 minute mark, which she succeeded in doing, but as she told SITA she needs to better her legwork in the breast stroke. She was pleased by the reaction of the Perth audience, which encouraged her against the Chinese swimm ers. "I am very happy with the medal, though it is only the bronze, because it was my last chance to get a medal at Perth and I won it on my birthday. I do not have a good chance of winning a medal in the 50m freestyle, but I will try to do my best. Finishing among the top eight would be fine," said Moravcová concluding her self-evaluation.