Sporting Digest: Swimming

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WORLD SHORT-COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Palma de Mallorca, Sp) Finals: Men: 50m freestyle: 1 M Foster (GB) 21.84; 2 Hu Bin (Ch) 21.93; 3 R Abernethy (Aus) 21.97. 100m backstroke: 1 T Schwenk (US) 52.98; 2 M Harris (GB) 53.93; 3 R Falcon (Cuba) 54.00. 100m freestyle: 1 F de Queiroz Scherer (Bra) 48.38sec; 2 G Borges (Bra) 48.42; 3 J Olsen (US) 48.49. 200m breaststroke: 1 N Gillingham (GB) 2:07.91 (European record); 2 P Rogers (Aus) 2:08.32; 3 E Wunderlich (US) 2:08.49. 200m butterfly: 1 F Esposito (Fr) 1min 55.42sec; 2 C Keller (Ger) 1:55.75; 3 C-C Bremer (Ger) 1:56.86. 200m medley: 1 C Keller (Ger) 1:56.80; 2 F Walker (GB) 1:58.35; 3 C Myden (Can) 1:59.27; 8 N Gillingham (GB) 2:02.14. 1500m freestyle: 1 D Kowalski (Aus) 14:42.04; 2 J Hoffmann (Ger) 14:53.09; 3 P Albinski (Pol) 14:53.97; 4 G Smith (GB) 14:54.45. 4 x 100m freestyle relay: 1 Brazil 3:12.11 (F Scherer, T Ferreira, J Carols Souza, G Borges); 2 United States 3:12.68; 3 Russia 3:15.56; 7 Ireland 3:30.18.

Women: 100m breaststroke: 1 Dai Guohong (Ch) 1:06.58 (world record); 2 L Frame (Aus) 1:07.65; 3 Riley (Aus) 1:07.77. 100m butterfly: 1 S O'Neill (Aus) 59.19; 2 Liu Limin (Ch) 59.24; 3 K Krueger (US) 59.53. 200m backstroke: 1 He Cihong (Ch) 2:06.09; 2 Jia Yuanyuan (Ch) 2:07.95; 3 C Rund (Ger) 2:09.59; 6 J Deakins (GB) 2:09.99; 8 K Osher (GB) 2:10.80. 400m freestyle: 1 J Evans (US) 4:05.64; 2 T Jackson (US) 4:07.49; 3 J Majer (Aus) 4:07.91. 200m medley: 1 A Wagner (US) 2:07.79; 2 Dai Guohong (Ch) 2:09.21; 3 E Overton (Aus) 2:10.51. 400m freestyle relay: 1 China (Lu Bin, Shan Ying, Jai Yuanyuan, Le Linyo, 3:35.97 (world record); 2 Sweden 3:39.41; 3 United States 3:40.40; 4 Australia 3:42.88. 4 x 100m medley relay: 1 China 3:57.73 (He Cihong, Dai Guohong, Liu Limin, Le Jinyi); 2 Australia 4:00.17; 3 United States 4:01.30.

----------------------------------------------------------------- Final medals table ----------------------------------------------------------------- G S B Total China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 5 1 16 US . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 6 8 21 Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 7 8 19 Great Britain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2 3 8 Brazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 1 4 Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 2 6 Finland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 3 Sweden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 3 Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 1 2 Croatia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 0 1 France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 0 1 Poland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 1 2 3 Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 1 0 1 Japan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 1 0 1 Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 1 0 1 New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 1 0 1 Netherlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 1 0 1 Moldova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 1 0 1 Belgium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 1 1 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 0 1 1 Cuba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 0 1 1 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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