Sport in Short: Swimming

JOHN BESFORD, one of Britain's best- ever backstroke swimmers, has died in Spain, aged 82. Besford won the 100m backstroke gold medal at the 1934 European Championships and also represented Britain in two Olympic Games.

TRIANGULAR INTERNATIONAL (Warsaw, Saturday) British squad: MEN: N Gillingham (City of Birmingham, 100 and 200m breaststroke), P Palmer (City of Lincoln, 200 and 400m freestyle), M Clements (Portsmouth Northsea, 400m freestyle), C Humphreys (Millfield, 100m freestyle), J Bradley (Milngavie and Bearsden, 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly), A Clayton (City of Leeds, 200m freestyle, 100 and 200m butterfly), R Maden (City of Leeds, 100 and 200m breast-stroke), M Hooper (Portsmouth Northsea, 200m butterfly), G Robins (Portsmouth Northsea, 100 and 200m backstroke, 200m medley), N Willey (Barnet Copthall, 100 and 200m backstroke). WOMEN: N Thornley (Man Utd Salford, 200m breaststroke), L Dalzell (Gateshead, 100m freestyle and 200m medley), K Rake (Maxwell Chipping Norton, 100 and 200m breaststroke), D Palmer (Killerwhales, 100m butterfly and 200m medley), C Huddart (City of Leeds, 100 and 200m backstroke, 200 and 400m freestyle), V Hale (City of Swansea, 200 and 400m freestyle), L Rogers (City of Bristol, 100 and 200m breaststroke), H Slatter (Warrington Warriors, 100, 200m butterfly and 100m backstroke), G Holland (Manchester, 100 and 200m butterfly).

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