Sport in Short: Swimming

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MARK FOSTER, of Britain, set a European short-course 50 metres freestyle record, adding to the world 50m butterfly record he broke on Saturday, when he swam 21.72sec at the World Cup meeting in Gelsenkirchen yesterday.

WORLD CUP SHORT-COURSE MEETING (Gelsenkirchen, Ger, winners): Men: 50m backstroke: V Selkov (Rus) 25.04sec. 50m breaststroke: V Ivanov (Rus) 27.35. 50m butterfly: M Foster (GB) 23.72 (world record). 50m freestyle: Foster 21.72 (European record). 100m backstroke: Selkov 53.02 (European record). 100m breaststroke: Ivanov 1min 00.43sec. 100m butterfly: D Loader (NZ) 52.98. 100m freestyle: A Popov (Rus) 48.66. 200m breaststroke: P Rogers (Aus) 2:11.65. 200m butterfly: Loader 1:54.21 (world record). 200m freestyle: A Holmertz (Swe) 1:46.09. 400m backstroke: Y Sadovyi (Rus) 3:41.08. 1,000m freestyle: E Sadovyi (Rus) 9:48.55. 100m individual medley: C Keller (Ger) 55.47. 200m individual medley: C Keller (Ger) 1:58.31. 400m individual medley: L Sacchi (It) 4:14.07. 4 x 100m medley relay: Russia 3:35.36 (European record). Women: 50m backstroke: Y Koikawa (Japan) 28.88. 50m breaststroke: S Riley (Aus) 31.98. 50m freestyle: F van Almsick (Ger) 24.96. 50m butterfly: van Almsick 27.31. 100m backstroke: S Volker (Ger) 1:00.56. 100m breaststroke: 1 A Peczak (Pol) 1:08.86. 100m butterfly: 1 S O'Neill (Aus) 1:00.11. 100m freestyle: van Almsick 54.08. 200m backstroke: Koikawa 2:09.05. 200m butterfly: M Haruna (Japan) 2:09.47. 200m backstroke: V Selkov (Rus) 1:52.98. 200m freestyle: van Almsick 1:57.19. 400m freestyle: O Kirichenko (Rus) 4:09.94. 1,000m freestyle: O Splichalova (Cz Rep) 10:47.25. 100m individual medley: Lin Li (Ch) 1:02.30. 200m individual medley: Lin 2:12.97. 400m individual medley: Lin 4:39.82. 4 x 100m medley relay: Germany 4:07.81.

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