Sport in Short: Swimming

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BRITAIN'S Mark Foster set his second short course world record in five days at the World Cup meet Sheffield last night. Foster, who lowered the world 50m butterfly record on Saturday in Germany, won the 50m freestyle in 21.60sec, 0.04sec below the mark set by Steve Crocker, of the United States, in March last year.

WORLD CUP MEET (Sheffield, GB unless stated): Finals: Men: 50m freestyle: 1 M Foster 21.60 (world record); 2 A Popov (Rus) 22.10; 3 Jieming Qiu (Ch) 22.41. 200m freestyle: 1 C Keller (Ger) 1:45.98; 2 D Loader (NZ) 1:46.79; 3 M Trevisan (It) 1:47.51; 7 P Palmer 1:48.14. 1,000m freestyle: 1 S Zessner (Ger) 9:55.72; 2 S Wiese (Ger) 9:57.00; 3 I Wilson 10:00.42; 5 G Smith 10:05.49; 6 S Mellor 10:16.73; 8 M Clements 10:23.38. 100m breaststroke: 1 R Dekker (Neth) 1:00.21; 2 P Suominen (Fin) 1:01.04; 3 M Warnecke (Ger) 1:01.20; 5 N Gillingham 1:01.44; 7 R Maden 1:02.34; 8 M Williams 1:03.46. 100m butterfly: 1 Loader 53.55; 2 B Gutzeit (Fr) 54.16; 3 M Gery (Can) 54.18; 5 J Bradley 55.91; 8 E Stewart 56.67. 50m backstroke: 1 M Harris 25.41 (GB record); 2 T Weber (Ger) 25.45; 3 T Sopp (Nor) 26.28; 5 N Willey 27.05; 6 J Hunter 27.25; 7 R Padgett 27.95; 8 B Williams 28.01. 200m backstroke: 1 A Ruckwood 1:58.88; 2 Sopp 1:58.90; 3 Harris 2:01.13; 5 Hunter 2:05.36; 6 C Alderson 2:06.48; 7 P Griffiths 2:07.06. 200m individual medley: 1 Keller 1:58.54; 2 L Sacchi (It) 2:00.06; 3 U Volk (Ger) 2:01.78; 4 G Robins 2:02.80; 7 Gillingham 2:04.89; 8 M Weighton 2:05.94. Women: 100m freestyle: 1 F van Almsick (Ger) 53.97; 2 S Osygus (Ger) 55.16; 3 S O'Neill (Aus) 56.15; 8 A Sheppard 57.19. 400m freestyle: 1 I Dalby (Nor) 4:10.15; 2 M Nilsson (Swe) 4:10.88; 3 K Vlieghuls (Neth) 4:13.55; 4 M Hardiman 4:14.54; 7 S Colling 4:17.22. 50m breaststroke: 1 Xia Lou (Ch) 31.85; 2 S Riley (Aus) 31.90; 3= Xiaomin Huang (Ch) and J Dorries (Ger) 32.02; 5 Z Baker 32.34; 6 K Rake 32.42; 8 J King 32.25. 200m breaststroke: 1 Xiaomin Huang 2:25.50; 2 B Becue (Bel) 2:27.76; 3 B Vestergaard (Den) 2:29.06; 6 Rake 2:31.86; 7 N Thornley 2:33.89. 200m butterfly: 1 O'Neill 2:09.67; 2 M Jacobsen (Den) 2:11.12; 3 I Tocchini (It) 2:12.30; 8 E Strange 2:18.48. 100m backstroke: 1 S Volker (Ger) 1:00.75; 2 C Stolze (Ger) 1:02.42; 3 K Osher 1:02.58; 4 H Slatter 1:02.84; 5 A Bennett 1:03.23 (GB junior record). 50m butterfly: 1 Van Almsick 27.29; 2 I de Bruijn (Neth) 27.45; 3 M Parssinen (Fin) 27.95; 6 N Goodwin 28.23; 8 M Lock 28.60. 100m individual medley: 1 Vestergaard 1:03.52; 2 Becue 1:04.18; 3 E Austevoll (Nor) 1:04.75; 4 Palmer 1:04.82. 400m individual medley: 1 Slatter 4:45.86; 2 Liu Bichun (Ch) 4:48.28; 3 L Bianconi (It) 4:49.18; 4 Hardiman 4:49.25; 5 D Palmer 4:51.87; 6 V Horner 4:56.84; 7 K Goddard 4.59.74; 8 S Harrison 5:02.14.

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