Swimming : Second record for Pankratov

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Russia's Denis Pankratov broke the short-course world record for the 100 metres butterfly at a World Cup meet in Imperia, Italy, yesterday, his time of 51.93sec eclipsing the mark of 52.07 set by Marcel Gery in 1990.

Earlier reports suggested Pankratov, who set the short-course 200m butterfly record on Saturday, would be denied his second world mark of the week because no drug testing had been carried out. However, it was later confirmed his new record would stand.

Britain's Mark Foster won his favoured 50m freestyle in 22.14sec, while the teenager Susan Rolph again beat Germany's Sabine Herbst to take the 100m individual medley.