Sport in Short: Swimming

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BRITAIN'S Mark Foster set a new world short course record for the men's 50 metres butterfly when he clocked 23.72sec in Gelsenkirchen yesterday.

WORLD CUP SHORT COURSE MEET (Gelsenkirchen, Ger; winners and GB): Men: 50m breastroke: 1 V Ivanov (Rus) 27.35sec. 50m butterfly: 1 M Foster (GB) 23.72 (world record). 100m freestyle: 1 A Popov (Rus) 48.66. 100m backstroke: 1 V Selkov (Rus) 53.02 (European record). 100m medley: 1 C Keller (Ger) 55.47. 200m butterfly: 1 D Loader (NZ) 1min 54.21sec (world record). 200m breaststroke: 1 P Rogers (Aus) 2:11.65. 400m backstroke: 1 Y Sadovyi (Rus) 3:41.08. 400m medley: 1 L Sacchi (It) 4:14.07. 4 x 100m medley relay: 1 Russia 3:35.36 (European record). Women: 50m freestyle: 1 F van Almsick (Ger) 24.96. 50m backstroke: 1 Y Koikawa (Japan) 28.88. 100m breaststroke: 1 A Peczak (Pol) 1:08.86. 100m butterfly: 1 S O'Neill (Aus) 1:00.11. 200m freestyle: 1 van Almsick 1:57.19. 200m medley: 1 Lin Li (Ch) 2:12.97. 200m backstroke: 1 Koikawa 2:09.05. 1,000m freestyle: 1 O Splichalova (Cz Rep) 10:47.25. 4 x 100m medley relay: 1 Germany 4:07.81.

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