Swimming: World Cup gold for Price

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Britain's Sarah Price won gold in the women's 100 metres backstroke on day two of the World Cup meet in New York.

Price had qualified for the final as favourite, but was not counting on victory having been forced to settle for silver as favourite in the previous evening's 200m backstroke final.

The 24-year-old had to dig deep in the last 50m to catch and pass the Canadian Jennifer Carroll and finish in 1min 0.39sec. Carroll touched in third, 1:00.73 behind the American Haley Cope.

Britain's Matthew Kidd, after producing an impressive display on the opening night in New York, took fifth in the 50m freestyle.

Kidd's time of 21.96sec saw him once again improve on his heat time and claim a solid finish having been seeded seventh.

Price's victory provided some good news on an otherwise low key evening for British swimming, which also saw David Leith take seventh spot in the men's 100m butterfly.

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