Sporting Digest: Swimming

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SARAH HARDCASTLE, who returned to competition last December after six years out of the sport, completed a distance freestyle double in a three- day international long-course meeting, which finished in Edinburgh on Saturday. She added the 400m to the 800m she won on Friday.

UNCLE BEN'S INTERNATIONAL MEETING (Edinburgh, winners and GB only): (Saturday): Men: 100m freestyle: 1 J Olsen (US) 50.24sec. 100m butterfly: 1 J Olson (US) 56.38. 100m breaststroke: 1 R Maden (City of Leeds) 1min 03.96sec. 200m backstroke: 1 J Rouse (US) 2:01.07; 2 G Robins (Portsmouth Northsea) 2:05.70. 400m freestyle: 1 P Palmer (City of Lincoln Pentaqua) 3:57.34; 2 I Wilson (City of Sunderland) 4:01.13; 3 G Smith (Stockport Metro) 4:04.28.

Women: 50m backstroke: 1= N Stevenson (Aus) and C Harris (Can) 30.48. 100m freestyle: 1 K Brienesse (Neth) 56.85; 2 K Pickering (Ipswich) 57.07. 100m breaststroke: 1 Z Baker (City of Sheffield) 1:13.38; 2 H Gorman (Nova Centurion) 1:13.97. 200m medley: 1 H Slatter (Warriors of Warrington) 2:21.12. 400m freestyle: 1 S Hardcastle (Southend) 4:17.65.

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