Sporting Digest: Swimming

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Rome): Finals: MEN: 100m breaststroke: 1 N Rozsa (Hung) 1min 01.24sec; 2 K Guttler (Hung) 1:01.44; 3 F Deburghgraeve (Bel) 1:01.79; 4 P Rogers (Aus) 1:01.80; 5 A Hayashi (Japan) 1:01.81; 6 E Wunderlich (US) 1:01.91; 7 V Ivanov (Rus) 1:02.17; 8 S van Neerden (Neth) 1:02.59. Did not qualify: N Gillingham (GB) 1:03.02. 200m freestyle: 1 A Kasvio (Fin) 1:47.32; 2 A Holmertz (Swe) 1:48.24; 3 D Loader (NZ) 1:48.49; 4 R Tchegolev (Rus) 1:48.79; 5 T Bray (NZ) 1:49.13; 6 A Czene (Hun) 1:49.21; 7 S Zesner (Ger) 1:49.28; 8 C Carvin (US) 1:49.86.

WOMEN: 100m freestyle: 1 Le Jingyi (China) 54.01 (world record); 2 Lu Bin (Ch) 54.15; 3 F van Almsick (Germany) 54.77; 4 J Thompson (US) 55.16; 5 M Jacobsen (Den) 55.57; 6 A Myers Martino (US) 55.77; 7= Suzu Chiba (Japan) 55.79; K Pickering (GB) 55.79. 400m individual medley: 1 Dai Guohong (Ch) 4:39.14; 2 A Wagner (US) 4:39.98; 3 K Quance (US) 4:42.21; 4 J Malar (Can) 4:44.79; 5 H Lewis (Aus) 4:45.08; 6 H Cerna (Cz Rep) 4:45.48; 7 N Sweetman (Can) 4:48.83; H Hiranaka (Japan) disqualified; 4 x 200m freestyle relay: 1 China 7:57.96 (Le Ying, Yang Aihua, Zhou Guanbin, Lu Bin); 2 Germany 8:01.37 (K Kielgass, F Van Almsick, U Jung, D Hase); 3 USA 8:03.16 (C Teuscher, J thompson, J Evans, N Haislett) 4 Australia 8:09.79; 5 Canada 8:11.52; 6 Romania 8:13.94; 7 Italy 8:23.78; 8 Taipei 8:41.89.

Synchronised swimming preliminary solo routines: 1 O Sedakova (Rus) 98.920pts; 2 B Dyroen Lancer (US) 98.880; 3 F Okuno (Japan) 98.720; 4 L Alexander (Can) 98.000; 10 K Shacklock (GB) 92.840.

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