Fortitude of Palmer

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Paul Palmer will swim in four events at the Sydney Olympics, the British Olympic Association announced yesterday. Palmer, the 400 metre freestyle silver medalist at the 1996 Atlanta Games, will compete in the 200m, 400m, 1,500m and 4x200m freestyle relay.

Paul Palmer will swim in four events at the Sydney Olympics, the British Olympic Association announced yesterday. Palmer, the 400 metre freestyle silver medalist at the 1996 Atlanta Games, will compete in the 200m, 400m, 1,500m and 4x200m freestyle relay.

James Hickman, who won a silver and a bronze at last month's European Championships in Helsinki, will compete for three medals in the 100m and 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley. The British women's bid for podium places will be headed by the 1999 European 100m freestyle champion Sue Rolph, who will also swim four events - the 50m, 100m, 4 x 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley.

Helen Don-Duncan has been selected for the 200m backstroke after winning an appeal last week against a lifetime ban for testing positive for the prohibited substance Flixotide.

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