Sporting Digest: Swimming

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WORLD SHORT-COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Palma, Sp): MEN: 100m breaststroke: 1 P Rogers (Aus) 59.56sec; 2 R Dekker (US) 59.95; 3 S Vanneerden (US) 1min 00.08sec; 4 N Gillingham (GB) 1:00.29; 5 E Wunderlich (US) 1:00.44; 6 R Abernethy (Aus) 1:00.68; 7 Chen Jianhong (Ch) 1:00.75; 8 V Kirinchuk (Rus) 1:00.95. 200m backstroke: 1 T Schwenk (US) 1:54.19; 2 L Bianchi (It) 1:55.09; 3 S Maene (Bel) 1:55.68; 4= R Aoki Romero (Bra) and T Weber (Ger) 1:55.90; 6 R Horii (Japan) 1:56.20; 7 A Ruckwood (GB) 1:56.91; 8 C Ford (NZ) 1:58.74. 400m freestyle: 1 D Kowalski (Aus) 3:42.95; 2 A Kasvio (Fin) 3:42.98; 3 P Palmer (GB) 3:45.07; 4 T Bray (NZ) 3:45.09; 5 A Wojdat (Pol) 3:45.36; 6 P Siciliano (It) 3:45.92; 7 J Hoffmann (Ger) 3:47.29; 8 M Allen (Aus) 3:48.06. 4 x 200m freestyle: 1 Sweden 7:05.92; 2 Germany 7:08.63; 3 Brazil 7:09.38; 4 Russia 7:13.80; 5 Italy 7:18.94. WOMEN: 50m freestyle: 1 Le Jenyi (Ch) 24.23 (world record); 2 A Martino (US) 24.93; 3 L Olofsson (Swe) 25.21; 4 Shan Ying (Ch) 25.29; 5 S Shakespeare (Can) 25.31; 6 E Ermakova (Kazak) 25.43; 7 J Blaise (Fr) 25.89; 8 M Kriel (SA) 25.93. 100m backstroke: 1 A Martino (US) 58.50 (world record); 2 He Cihong (Ch) 1:00.13; 3 E Overton (Aus) 1:00.18; 4 Jia Yuanyuan (Ch) 1:00.19; 5 S Volker (Ger) 1:00.80; 6 N Zhivanevskaya (Rus) 1:01.14; 7 M Kriel (SA) 1:01.21; 8 R Joseph (US) 1:02.01. 200m freestyle: 1 K Pickering (GB) 1:56.25; 2 S O'Neill (Aus) 1:57.16; 3 Lu Bin (Ch) 1:57.71; 4 M Moravoova (Slovak) 1:58.21; 5 S Shakespeare (Can) 1:58.85; 6 S Miyaji (Japan) 1:59.13; 7 Shan Ying (Ch) 2:00.50; 8 M Nilsson (Sweden) 2:01.12. 200m breaststroke: 1 Dai Guohong (Ch) 2:21.99 (world record); 2 H Maehara (Japan) 2:24.45; 3 S Riley (Aus) 2:24.75; 4 B Becue (Bel) 2:25.08; 5 L Frame (Aus) 2:26.20; 6 L Manhalova (Cz) 2:28.24; 7 S Bondarenko (Ukr) 2:28.79; 8 A Kejzar (Sloven) 2:29.13. 800m freestyle: 1 J Evans (US) 8:22.43; 2 J Majer (Aus) 8:26.46; 3 T Jackson (US) 8:27.50; 4 J Henke (Ger) 8:31.89; 5 S Miyaji (Japan) 8:31.91; 6 Zhou Guanbin (Ch) 8:45.83; 7 I Esparza (Sp) 8:49.88; 8 Sun Xuemei (Ch) 8:54.30. 400m individual medley: 1 Dai Guohong (Ch) 4:29.00 (world record); 2 A Wagner (US) 4:31.76; 3 J Majer (Aus) 4:37.50; 4 T Jackson (US) 4:38.16; 5 J McKenzie (Aus) 4:39.31; 6 S Parera (Sp) 4:41.37; 7 J Malar (Can) 4:42.15; 8 H Maehara (Japan) 4:42.25.

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