Sport in Short: Swimming

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MARK FOSTER, the world 50-metre record holder, Richard Maden and Karen Rake all failed in their attempt to achieve world championship qualifying times at the Welsh Championships in Cardiff last night. Foster, who swims for Barnet Copthall, failed to achieve his target time of 51.69sec in the 100m, when he was beaten by a Millfield schoolboy Nick Shackell who edged past Foster over the last few metres to record a time of 52.66sec.

WELSH CHAMPIONSHIPS (Cardiff): Winners and selected: MEN: 100m freestyle: 1 N Shackell (Millfield) 52.66sec; 2 M Foster (Barnet Copthall) 52.98. 400m freestyle: 1 P Stackhouse (Stockport Metro) 4min 9.46sec. 200m breaststroke: 1 R Maden (City of Leeds) 2:18.85. 200m backstroke: 1 P Griffiths (City of Cardiff) 2min 10.99sec. 50m butterfly: 1 Jones 25.66. Women: 50m freestyle: 1 M Lock (City of Cardiff) 27.18. 800m freestyle: 1 Y S Koo (Kor) 8:59.69, 2 K Vines (City of Leicester) 9:28.58. 100m breaststroke: 1 Rake (Maxwell Chipping Norton) 1:13.35. 100m backstroke: 1 K Osher (Barnet Copthall) 1:04.57. 200m butterfly: 1 Osher 2:18.17.