Sporting Digest: Swimming

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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sheffield) MEN: Diving: One-metre springboard final: 1 P Boehler 361.74 (Ger); 2 J Andersson (Swe) 347.70; 3 B Lietzow (Ger)342.24; 4 R Morgan (GB) 338.22. 3m springboard preliminaries (top 12 qualify): 1 D Sautin (Rus) 422.40pts; 2 J Hempel (Ger) 402.81; 3 B Lietzow (Ger) 391.02; 4 A Semeniouk (Bela) 382.83; 5 R Volodkov (Ukr) 378.81; 6 O Bertrone (It) 365.31; 7 A Kogalev (Bel) 358.08; 8 J Richter (Aut) 351.96; 9 J Andersson (Swe) 349.68; 10 S Lomanovski (Bela) 348.45; 11 A Koustov (Rus) 341.94; 12 G Dousse (Fra) 338.67. Did not qualify: 20 T Ali (GB) 302.64. Water Polo Group A: Hungary 9 Greece 5; Spain 17 Netherlands 10; Slovakia 13 Britain 7. Group B: Romania 10 Ukraine 9; Croatia 11 Russia 7; Italy 9 Germany 8. Group F: Ukraine 8 Germany 13.

WOMEN: Diving: One-metre springboard final: 1 S Koch (Ger) 278.94; 2 I Laskko (Rus) 276.24; 3 V Ilina (Rus) 275.40; 4 B Baldus (Ger) 273.54. Synchronised swimming team competition final: 1 Russia 178.504; 2 France 175.397; 3 Italy 173.304; 4 Britain 170.931; 5 Netherlands 168.603. Duet Preliminary round (top eight qualify for final): 1 O Sedakova and A Kozlova (Rus) 183.456pts; 2 M Aeschbacher and C Leveque (Fr) 176.548; 3 K Shacklock and L Vakil (GB) 175.658; 4 G Burlando and P Celli (It) 173.549; 5 M Both and F van Beek (Neth) 173.234; 6 H Kaser and C Imoberdorf (Swit) 168.342; 7 O Piliptchuk and N Tsimbanenko (Ukr) 167.194; 8 I Haller and M Mueller (Ger) 163.824. Final: 1 Sedakova and Kozlova 183.936pts; 2 Aeschbacher and Leveque 177.268; 3 Shacklock and Vakil 176.298. Water Polo Group A: France 21 Czech Republic 4; Hungary 20 Switzerland 3; Britain 6 Russia 8. Group B: Germany 6 Greece 5; Italy 7 Spain 6; Netherlands 24 Slovakia 1; Greece 8 Holland 15.

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