Sport in Short: Swimming

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MARK FOSTER, the 22-year-old British swimmer who broke short-course world records in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly over the past 10 days, was beaten twice in the final round of the World Cup in Milan last night. Despite a fast start in the 100m freestyle, he finished third behind Alexandr Popov, of Russia, and in the 50m butterfly, he came second to Jan Karlsson, of Sweden. Today Foster meets Popov in the 50 metres freestyle.

WORLD CUP SHORT-COURSE MEETING (Milan): Men: 50m butterfly: 1 J Karlsson (Swe) 23.97sec; 2 M Foster (GB) 24.26; 3 B Gutzeit (Fr) 24.47. 50m breastroke: 1 V Ivanov (Rus) 27.39; 2 D Volkov (Rus) 27.67; 3 R Dekker (Neth) 27.75. 100m freestyle:1 A Popov (Rus) 48.68; 2 B Zikarsky (Ger) 49.22; 3 Foster 49.28. 100m backstroke: 1 V Selkov (Rus) 53.16; 2 E Merisi (It) 54.81; 3 L Kalenka (Ger) 55.45. 100m individual medley: 1 S Indrek (Est) 55.46; 2 Jieming Qiu (Ch) 55.60; 3 R Dekker (Neth) 58.02. 200m butterfly: 1 D Loader (NZ) 1min 54.82sec; 2 D Pankratov (Rus) 1:57.04; 3 J Logdberg (Swe) 2:00.22. 200m breastroke: 1 C Penicaud (Fr) 2:12.37; 2 Dekker 2:15.09; 3 T Kojima (Japan) 2:15.55. 400 freestyle: 1 Y Badovyi (Hung) 3:47.56; 2 S Zesner (Ger) 3:48.06; 3 M Trevisan (It) 3:48.26. 400m individual medley: 1 L Sacchi (It) 4:14.06; 2 U Volk (Ger) 4:19.82; 3 L Benucci (It) 4:20.81.

Women: 50m freestyle: 1 E Ermakova (Kaz) 25.14; 2 I De Bruijn (Neth) 25.96; 3 P Verbauwen (Bel) 26.08. 50m backstroke: 1 S Volker (Ger) 28.88; 2 N Inada (Japan) 29.37; 3 A Eichworst (Ger) 29.45. 100m breastroke: 1 Xiaomin Huang (Ch) 1:07.99; 2 A Peczak (Pol) 1:09.25; 3 S Gerasch (Ger) 1:09.74. 100m butterfly: 1 I Tocchini (It) 1:00.69; 2 De Bruijn 1:00.81; 3 C Jeanson (Fr) 1:01.14. 200m freestyle: 1 M Moravcova (Slovak) 2:00.39; 2 S Osygus (Ger) 2:00.44; 3 C Borgato (It) 2:01.26. 200m backstroke: 1 F Salvalajo (It) 2:12.05; 2 M Jacobsen (Den) 2:12.37; 3 Bichun Liu (Ch) 2:13.42. 200m individual medley: 1 Li Lin (Ch) 2:13.54; 2 B Vestergaard (Den) 2:14.60; 3 A Peczak (Pol) 2:15.82. 800m medley: 1 Lin Li 2:13.54; 2 Vestergaard 2:14.60; 3 Peczak 2:15.82. 1,000m freestyle: 1 O Splichalova (Cz Rep) 10:47.71; 2 A Wilson (NZ) 10:57.73; 3 Borgato 10:58.02.

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