Swimming: World best for Foster

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The Independent Online
MARK FOSTER, of Britain, set a short-course world best time of 23.68 seconds for the 50 metres butterfly at last night's World Cup meeting in Sheffield.

Foster's time beat the mark of 23.72 he set in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, in February 1993 and equalled - again in Gelsenkirchen - last Saturday.

Another record to go was the British men's short-course 100 metres backstroke. Martin Harris, who first claimed the mark from Grant Robins in January 1991, lowered it for the fifth time in winning the final in 53.36sec - 00.56sec faster than when he won the silver medal at the world short- course championships in Majorca last December.