Sporting Digest: Swimming

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Rome) Diving: Men: 3m springboard final: 1 Yu Zhuocheng (Ch) 655.44pts; 2 D Sautin (Rus) 646.59; 3 Wang Tianling (Ch) 638.22; 4 M Bradshaw (US) 616.92; 5 J Hempel (Ger) 616.62; 6 F Platas (Mex) 615.66. Women: 10m platform final: 1 Fu Mingxia (Ch) 434.04pts; 2 Bin Chi (Ch) 420.24; 3 M J Alcala (Mex) 396.48; 4 E Richetelli (US) 395.88; 5 A Montminy (Can) 395.79; 6 C Schmalfuss (Ger) 390.00. 1m springboard: First semi-final: 1 A Pelletier (Can) 265.08pts; 2 C Santini (US) 262.77; 3 Schmalfuss 261.06; 4 V Alberty (PR) 230.70. Second semi-final: 1 Chen Lixia (Ch) 268.92; 2 Tan Shuping (Ch) 263.58; 3 Y Pakhalina (Rus) 263.16; 4 V Ilyina (Rus) 262.92. Final: 1 Chen 279.30pts; 2 Tan 276.00; 3 Pelletier 273.84; 4 Santini 261.72.

Water Polo Preliminary round: Men: Group A: Netherlands 8 US 7 (0-3 2-1 4-0 2-3); Germany 8 Romania 6 (4-1 0-2 1-1 3-2); US 9 Germany 7 (1-2 2-1 2-3 4-1); Netherlands 9 Romania 6 (4-1 0-1 2-3 3-1). Group B: Spain 11 Croatia 6 (2-1 4-1 2-1 3-3); Spain 10 Australia 5 (3-1 1-1 3-2 3-1); Croatia 35 New Zealand 1 (9-0 8-1 9-0 9-0); Croatia 8 Australia 6 (1-0 3-1 3-2 1-3); Spain 26 New Zealand 2 (5-0 6-0 9-1 6-1). Group C: Russia 5 Greece 5 (1-0 2-2 1-1 1-2); Cuba 8 South Africa 1 (2-0 2-1 1-0 3-0); Russia 14 South Africa 2 (3-0 5-1 4-0 2-1). Group D: Italy 13 Kazakhstan 7 (4-4 4-1 3-1 2-1); Kazakhstan 10 Canada 4 (2-0 2-0 3-1 3- 3); Italy 11 Hungary 10 (3-4 3-2 3-1 2-3); Hungary 12 Kazakhstan 7 (3-1 3-1 2-3 4-2). Women: Group A: Netherlands 18 Brazil 4 (6-2 5-1 2-0 5-1); Russia 7 Canada 6 (0-2 0-3 4-0 3-1); Hungary 7 France 4 (1-1 2-1 2-1 2-1). Group B: US 11 Germany 5 (5-1 3-1 2-1 1-2); New Zealand 6 Kazakhstan 5 (2-1 0-0 1-2 3-2); Italy 10 Australia 8 (1-3 4-1 0-2 5-2).

Synchronised swimming duet: Preliminary routine: 1 B Dyroen-Lancer and J Sudduth (US) 99.160pts; 2 F Okuno and M Tachibana (Japan) 98.240; 3 L Alexander and E Woodley (Can) 98.200; 4 O Brousnikina and I Pankratova (Rus) 97.440; 5 M Aeschbacher and M Lignot (Fr) 96.440; 6 S Cardenas and L Leal (Mex) 94.480; 7 G Burlando and P Celli (It) 94.400; 8 Choi Jeong- yun and Choi Yoo-jin (S Kor) 92.400; 9 Li Min and Fu Yuling (Ch) 92.320; 10 T Zwart and I Sentrop (Neth) 92.280; 11 L Vakil and K Shacklock (GB) 91.280.

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