SWIMMER SAMANTHA RILEY DISQUALIFIED FOR ILLEGAL KICK

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World record holder Samantha Riley, of Australia, was disqualified for using an illegal kick in yesterday's preliminaries of the 100-meters breaststroke at the Pan Pacific Championships. The world's best breaststroker was disqualified by the referee for using an illegal underwater dolphin kick several times in the final 25 meters.

PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Atlanta, Georgia) Finals (No nation can win more than two medals): Men: 100m backstroke: 1 J Rouse (US) 54.99sec; 2 B Schwenk (US) 55.18; 3 M Versfeld (Can) 56.08; 4 H Itoi (Japan) 56.42; 5 N Bent (Cuba) 56.79; 6 J Winter (NZ) 56.93; 7 R Van Der Zant (Aus) 57.22. Disqualified: Rodolfo Falcon (Cuba). 200m freestyle: 1 D Loader (NZ) 1:48.72; 2 D Kowalski (Aus) 1:49.14; 3 C Carvin (US) 1:49.38; 4 M Allen (Aus) 1:49.68; 5 J Hudepohl (US) 1:50.35; 6 H Fukuda (Japan) 1:51.06; 7 T Bray (NZ) 1:51.82; 8 O Von Richter (Can) 1:52.78. 200m butterfly: 1 S Miller (Aus) 1:57.86; 2 S Goodman (Aus) 1:58.65; 3 M Hooper (US) 1:58.83; 4 R Carey (US) 1:59.12; 5 N Mora (Ven) 2:00.53; 6 C Barrett (Can) 2:00.59; 7 T Yamamoto (Japan) 2:00.65; 8 E Parenti (Can) 2:01.89. 800m freestyle: 1 D Kowalski (Aus) 7min, 50.28sec; 2 K Perkins (Aus) 7:50.80; 3 G Housman (Aus) 7:54.66; 4 T Bruner (US) 8:01.63; 5 P Wright (US) 8:10.30; 6 H Yasui (Japan) 8:11.99; 7 J Sakovich (US) 8:12.94; 8 M Hirano (Japan) 8:15.60. Women: 100m backstroke: 1 N Inada (Japan) 1:02.02; 2 N Stevenson (Aus) 1:02.17; 3 M Nakamura (Japan) 1:02.22; 4 W Hedgepeth (US) 1:02.28; 5 B Bedford (US) 1:02.47; 6 M Kriel (Rus) 1:02.71; 7 E Overton (Aus) 1:02.92; 8 J Howard (Can) 1:03.85. 200m freestyle: 1 S Chiba (Japan) 2:00.00; 2 C Teuscher (US) 2:00.38; 3 C Poll (CR) 2:00.46; 4 E Johnson (Aus) 2:01.17; 5 T Jackson (US) 2:01.53; 6 J Greville (Aus) 2:02.16; 7 S Shakespeare (Can) 2:02.21; 8 J Malar (Can) 2:02.64. 200m butterfly: 1 S O'Neill (Aus) 2:07.29 (meet record, old mark 2:07.33 by Mary T Meagher (US) in 1985); 2 M Haruna (Japan) 2:10.88; 3 W Phelps (US) 2:11.25; 4 T Jackson (US) 2:14.68; 5 A Schwartz (Can) 2:15.24; 6 F Kurotori (Japan) 2:15.39; 7 J Deglau (Can) 2:15.54; 8 P Thomas (Aus) 2:15.87. 1,500m freestyle: 1 B Bennett (US) 16:15.58; 2 H Lewis (Aus) 16:15.73; 3 S Gartrell (Aus) 16:34.93; 4 C Thorpe (Aus) 16:42.90; 5 T Kihara (Japan) 16:51.06; 6 C Bertelink (Can) 17:05.44; 7 M Knox (Can) 17:06.91; 8 M Chiaway (Peru) 17:33.57.

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