Sporting Digest: Swimming

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Rome)

MEN: 1500m freestyle: 1 K Perkins (Aus) 14min 50.52sec; 2 D Kowalski (Aus) 14:53.42; 3 S Zesner (Ger) 15:09.20; 4 J Hoffmann (Ger) 15:13.95; 5 C Bruner (US) 15:15.64; 6 M Hirano (Japan) 15:16.59; 7 I Wilson (GB) 15:20.58; 8 G Smith (GB) 15:29.24. 200m individual medley: 1 J Sievinen (Fin) 1min 58.16sec (world record); 2 G Burgess (US) 2:00.86; 3 A Czene (Hung) 2:01.84; 4 E Namesnik (US) 2:02.01; 5 C Keller (Ger) 2:02.67; 6 X Marchand (Fr) 2:03.05; 7 S Mariniuk (Mold) 2:04.31; 8 J Letzin (Ger) 2:04.70. 4 x 100m medley relay: 1 USA (J Rouse, E Wunderlich, M Henderson, G Hall) 3min 37.74sec; 2 Russia (V Selkov, V Ivanov, D Pankratov, A Popov) 3:38.28; 3 Hungary (T Deutsch, N Rozsa, P Horvath, A Czene) 3:39.47; 4 Germany (T Weber, J Kruppa, M Herrmann, C Troger) 3:41.65; 5 Australia (S Dewick, P Rogers, A Pine, C Fydler) 3:41.74; 6 France (F Schott, C Penicaud, F Esposito, C Kalfayan) 3:42.65; 7 Japan (H Itoi, A Hayashi, M Takane, Y Matsushita) 3:43.89; 8 Spain (M Lopez-Zubero, S Lopez, J Fernandez, C Ventosa) 3:45.33.

WOMEN: 200m butterfly: 1 Liu Limin (Ch) 2min 07.25sec; 2 Qu Yun (Ch) 2:07.42; 3 S O'Neill (Aus) 2:09.54; 4 M Jacobsen (Den) 2:12.76; 5 M Smith (Irl) 2:12.79; 6 T Kunimitsu (Japan) 2:13.85; 7 K Jaeke (Ger) 2:14.93; 8 A Uryniuk (Pol) 2:15.39. 50m freestyle: 1 Le Jingyi (Ch) 24.51sec (world record); 2 N Mesheryakova (Rus) 25.10; 3 A van Dyken (US) 25.18; 4 F van Almsick (Ger) 25.40; 5 A M Martino (US) 25.46; 6 Lu Bin (Ch) 25.52; 7 A Postma (Neth) 25.55; 8 S Minamoto (Japan) 25.85. 200m backstroke: 1 He Cihong (Ch) 2min 07.40sec; 2 K Egerszegi (Hung) 2:09.10; 3 L Vigarani (It) 2:10.92; 4 B Bedford (US) 2:11.01; 5 A Simcic (NZ) 2:12.88; 6 F Salvalajo (It) 2:13.93; 7 N Stevenson (Aus) 2:14.10; 8 M Nakamura (Japan) 2:16.21.

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