Sporting Digest: Swimming

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KAREN RAKE, Britain's individual medal winner in the European Sprint Championships at Gateshead in November, has been added to the Speedo senior England squad for 1994. The 17-year-old, who collected a silver in the 50m breaststroke at Gateshead, is one of four additions to the squad along with freestylers Phil Stackhouse of Stockport Metro and Susan Colling of Derwentside, and the City of Coventry breaststroker Alex Clapper.

SHORT COURSE WORLD CUP (Peking) Men: 50m freestyle: 1 R Majuolis (Lith) 21.79sec; 2 A Popov (Rus) 21.89; 3 M Foster (GB) 22.02. 200m freestyle: 1 E Sadovyi (Rus) 1min 46.59sec; 2 C Troger (Ger) 1:47.16; 3 D Bludau (Ger) 1:48.89. 800m freestyle: 1 E Sadovyi (Rus) 7:46.83; 2 D Kowalski (Aus) 7:49.93; 3 P Palmer (GB) 7:54.05. 100m breaststroke: 1 R Dekker (Neth) 1:00.69; 2 V Ivanov (Rus) 1:00.92; 3 N Gillingham (GB) 1:01.59. 100m butterfly: 1 D Pankratov (Rus) 53.11; 2 L Laera (It) 53.48; 3 J Logdberg (Swe) 54.79. 50m backstroke: 1 V Selkov (Rus) 24.88; 2 M Harris (GB) 25.35; 3 Popov 25.48. 200m backstroke: 1 Selkov 1:55.58; 2 T Weber (Ger) 1:57.64; 3 A Ruckwood (GB) 1:57.89. 200m individual medley: 1 C Keller (Ger) 1:58.59; 2 Xuong Guoming (Ch) 2:02.76; 3 D Karlsson (Swe) 2:04.59. Women: 100m freestyle: 1 Le Jingyi (Ch) 53.44; 2 Lu Bin (Ch) 54.59; 3 Shan Ying (Ch) 54.93. 400m freestyle: 1 D Hase (Ger) 4:07.75; 2 S Gartrell (Aus) 4:08.90; 3 Yang Aihua (Ch) 4:10.65. 50m breaststroke: 1 Dai Guohong (Ch) 32.09; 2 Lu Di (Ch) 32.12; 3 Lou Xia (Ch) 32.15. 200m breaststroke: 1 Dai 2:26.39; 2 Lu Di (Ch) 2:28.86; 3 Yuan Yuan (Ch) 2:29.07. 50m butterfly: 1 Zhong Weiyue (Ch) 26.44 (world best); 2 A Kennedy (Aus) 27.29; 3 Liu Limin (Ch) 27.37. 200m butterfly: 1 Liu 2:07.78; 2 Qu Yun (Ch) 2:08.81; 3 Zhu Hong (Ch) 2:12.08. 100m backstroke: 1 He Cihong (Ch) 59.32; 2 Bai Xiuyu (Ch) 1:01.01; 3 N Zhivanevskaya (Rus) 1:01.34. 100m individual medley: 1 Lu Bin (Ch) 1:02.24; 2 Dai 1:02.63; 3 Kang Li (Ch) 1:02.72. 400m individual medley: 1 Dai 4:36.73; 2 E Overton (Aus) 4:39.12; 3 D Shmeleva (Rus) 4:40.30.

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