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Thursday, August 26, 1999
PROFILE: Joanne Malar
Malar pans Pacific for more gold

SYDNEY, Australia (CP-AP) -- Canadian Joanne Malar was golden again at the Pan Pacific swimming championship yesterday and she says she can swim even faster.

The Hamilton native won her second gold medal of the meet, taking the women's 200-metre individual medley and breaking her Canadian and Commonwealth records.

"It's still not the swim of my life," said Malar, 23, whose time of two minutes 13.63 seconds is the fastest time in the world this year.

She lowered her previous record of 2:13.95 set in Tuesday's semi-final. She also won the 400 IM on Sunday.

"When I touched the wall I was happy but I know I can go faster than that," Malar said. "It's nice to know there's more in me."

Cristina Teuscher of the U.S., was second at 2:14.31, Elli Overton of Australia third at 2:14.51 while Olympic silver medallist Marianne Limpert of Fredericton was fifth in 2:15.77.
Joanne Malar in the news
Malar, Limpert a contrast in styles
Malar finishes seventh in 400 IM
Happier Malar ready for Sydney
Malar in pictures
7th in Sydney
Kisses for her fans
Reacting to her time
Thumbs up, new uniform
With Mike
Celebrating a win
Bronze 4x200m team
Blowing a kiss
Backstroke practice