Sporting Digest: Swimming

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SPEEDO WORLD CUP MEETING (Sheffield) Finals: Men: Backstroke: 50m: 1 M Harris (Borough of Waltham Forest) 25.08sec; (equals GB record); 2 S Maene (Bel) 25.66; 3 A O'Connor (Irl) 25.80 (Irish record). 200m: 1 A Ruckwood (City of Birmingham) 1min 57.18sec; 2 S Maene (Bel) 1:57.88; 3 R Braun (Ger) 1:59.11. Breaststroke: 100m: 1 R Dekker (Neth) 1:00.60; 2 N Gillingham (City of Birmingham) 1:02.02; 3 J Kruppa (Ger) 1:02.06. Butterfly: 100m: 1 A Laera (Por) 53.18; 2 M Milosevic (Croa) 54.12; 3 M Foster (Barnet Copthall) 54.56. Freestyle: 50m: 1 R Mazuolis (Lith) 21.89; 2 M Foster (Barnet Copthall) 22.00; 3 S Gunzel (Ger) 22.19. 200m: 1 A Holmertz (Swe) 1:46.26; 2 C Troger (Ger) 1:47.04; 3 C Wallin (Swe) 1:47.92. 1500m: 1 J Hoffman (Ger) 14:59.08; 2 S Zesner (Ger) 14:59.49; 3 I Wilson (City of Leeds) 15:17.80. Individual medley: 200m: 1 R Seibt (Ger) 1:58.85; 2 D Karlsson (Swe) 2:02.04; 3 J Kruppa (Ger) 2:03.97. Women: Backstroke: 100m: 1 A Buschschulte (Ger) 1:00.96; 2 L Vigarani (It) 1:01.27; 3 J Amey (Can) 1:02.94. Breaststroke: 50m: 1 K Rake (Maxwell Chipping Norton) 32.21; 2 T Miller (Nor) 32.98; 3 J Soutinho (Por) 33.07. 200m: 1 B Becue (Bel) 2:26.70; 2 M Hardiman (City of Birmingham) 2:29.86; 3 K Rake (Maxwell Chipping Norton) 2:32.53. Butterfly: 50m: 1 M Moravcova (Slovak) 27.56; 2 J Amey (Can) 27.83; 3 A Nugent (Can) 27.91. 200m: 1 M Madine (Irl) 2:11.54 (Irish record); 2 J Arantes (Por) 2:14.02; 3 E Strange (City of Oxford) 2:15.96. Freestyle: 100m: 1 M Moravcova (Slovak) 54.62; 2 R Elwani (Egypt) 54.77; 3 M Stellmach (Ger) 55.70. 400m: 1 K Kielglass (Ger) 4:09.99; 2 C Seithe (Ger) 4:11.46; 3 E Abraham (Ger) 4:12.58. Individual medley: 100m: 1 M Limpert (Can) 1:02.04; 2 M Moravcova (Slovak) 1:03.40, 3 S Rolph (City of Newcastle) 1:03.73. 400m: 1 M Smith (Irl) 4:38.82 (Irish record); 2 H Cerna (Cz Rep) 4:40.95; 3 D Palmer (Killerwhales) 4:53.16.

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