Sporting Digest: Swimming

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EUROPEAN SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Gateshead) Finals: Men: 50m freestyle: 1 J Holmquist (Swe) 22.26sec; 2= V Predkin (Rus) and S Gunzel (Ger) 22.45. 50m breaststroke: 1 V Ivanov (Rus) 27.82; 2 R Dekker (Neth) 27.89; 3 M Warnecke (Ger) 28.03. 4 x 50m medley relay: 1 Sweden 1min 39.54sec; 2 Russia 1:40.22; 3 Germany 1:40.23; Great Britain disq. 4 x 50m backstroke relay: 1 Germany 1:44.97; 2 Great Britain 1:48.28; Croatia disq. 4 x 50m butterfly relay: 1 Sweden 1:36.53; 2 Germany 1:37.36; 3 Great Britain 1:40.27.

Women: 100m individual medley: 1 L Karlsson (Swe) 1:01.45; 2 U Jardfelt (Swe) 1:02.74; 3 S Gerasch (Ger) 1:03.12; 4 S Rolph (GB) 1:04.20. 50m backstroke: 1 S Volker (Ger) 28.26 (world best); 2 N Zhivanevskaya (Rus) 28.71; 3 A Kutz (Ger) 29.32; 6 A Bennett (GB) 30.01. 50m butterfly: 1 L Karlsson (Swe) 27.49; 2 S Pozdeyeva (Rus) 27.88; 3 J Voitowitsch (Ger) 27.91. 4 x 50m freestyle relay: 1 Sweden 1:41.27; 2 Germany 1:43.08; 3 Great Britain 1:46.04. 4 x 50m breaststroke relay: 1 Great Britain 2:11.28; 2 Germany 2:11.34.

----------------------------------------------------------------- Medal Table ----------------------------------------------------------------- G S B Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 7 7 Sweden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 4 1 Great Britain . . . . . . . . . . .1 5 3 Russia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 4 1 Netherlands . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1 0 Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 Estonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 1 0 Croatia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 0 1 Finland . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 0 1 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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