Swimming: Whitehead impresses in heats

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ADAM WHITEHEAD gave an impressive display in the heats of the British Short Course Championships in Glasgow yesterday.

The Coventry swimmer, who will be aiming for Andrei Korneev's 200 metres breaststroke crown tomorrow, broke his lifetime best in the 100m. The 18-year-old, who won the European 200m title last Sunday, clocked 1min 0.98sec, just over a second outside the British record.

Michelle de Bruin's appeal against a four-year ban for drug use will not be heard until next year, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said yesterday. A decision was expected this month but the four-month time limit to hear the appeal will be extended because of the difficulty in bringing parties together.

The Amateur Swimming Federation of Great Britain is to recommend to the associations of England, Scotland and Wales that a single governing body be created after the 2000 Olympics.