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Sunday, September 17, 2000
Dolan breaks own world mark in 400 IM

 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- American Tom Dolan broke his own six-year-old world record in the 400-meter individual medley Sunday, winning his second consecutive Olympic gold in the event with a dominating performance.

 Dolan had the Australian crowd of 17,500 on its feet as he won in 4 minutes, 11.76 seconds, lowering his old mark of 4:12.30 set at the 1994 world championships in Rome.

 "It was a tough swim," he said. "I was feeling it coming home, but I knew if I got out ahead no one could beat me."

 Dolan's mark was the eighth world record in two days of swimming competition at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre.

 Erik Vendt of North Easton, Mass., held on for silver in 4:14.23. Curtis Myden of Canada won bronze in 4:15.33.

 "At 200 (meters), I saw how far ahead Tom was," said Vendt, who peeked at Dolan from Lane 2. "I knew it was going to be a world record."

 An intense Dolan slapped the water and raised his arms in victory. He made his way over three lanes to Vendt and they slapped hands. Dolan, of Arlington, Va., then sat on the lane marker and yelled while urging on the raucous crowd.

 "I apologize for that, but there was so much emotion," said Dolan, who was determined to make up for the Americans' narrow loss to the Australians in the 400 free relay Saturday.

 "That was a big win for them. We know how serious they're taking it," Dolan said. "To be able to go 1-2 back-to-back was a huge boost for us."

 A severe asthmatic, Dolan has been bothered by a viral infection the past month. He hustled back to the athletes' village after the morning preliminaries to spend some time with an oxygen tank before the evening final.

 "I've been struggling a while with my breathing," he said. "But for me, it's all about guts at the end. That's what was able to pull me through."

 Dolan and Vendt pulled off the second gold-silver double of the night by the United States.

 Brooke Bennett and Diana Munz extended the United States' distance swimming legacy by winning gold and silver in the 400 freestyle.

 Bennett, of Plant City, Fla., led all the way while being pressed by Claudia Poll of Costa Rica to win in 4 minutes, 05.80 seconds, giving the United States its first gold in the event since Janet Evans won in 1988.

 "I noticed I was pulling away from the field and I was just trying to maintain it," said Bennett, the defending Olympic 800 free champion who failed to earn an Olympic berth in the 400 free in 1996.

 "I wanted it so bad. All I could think about was missing out in '96 and how much I wanted to be in the 400 and the 800 at the Olympics," she said. "I feel so good, I can't wait for the 800."

 Munz, an 18-year-old from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, was fourth most of the way before overtaking Poll and Janelle Atkinson of Jamaica in the final 100 meters to finish second in 4:07.07.

 "It's who wants it the most in the last 100," Munz said. "The last 100 is usually my strongest."

 An amazed Bennett clapped her hand to her mouth and sobbed uncontrollably. Munz swam over and the two shared a joyous embrace.

 Poll took bronze in 4:07.83.

 Bennett and Munz gave the Americans a boost after Jenny Thompson's debacle in the 100 fly. Inge de Bruijn of the Netherlands won the gold, lowering her own world mark in a talent-laden final.

 De Bruijn won in 56.61 seconds, bettering the mark of 56.64 she set in Seattle in July.

 "I feel like a gold butterfly tonight," said De Bruijn, who is a threat for two more golds. "My games are already a success. There's nothing that can happen now to ruin them."

 She got the best of Thompson, who was second at 50 meters but faded to fifth. Thompson is down to one last chance at a coveted individual Olympic gold -- the only medal color lacking in her illustrious career.

 Martina Moravcova of Slovakia won silver in 57.97 seconds. American Dara Torres of Beverly Hills, Calif., making a comeback at age 33 after seven years away from swimming, won bronze in 58.20.

 "I wasn't happy with my time, but I'm coming home with an individual medal," Torres said. "Who would've thought a year ago I would be coming home with a medal?"

 De Bruijn lowered the 100 fly world mark for the third time this year, having first done so in May and again in July. In Saturday's preliminaries, she tuned up with an Olympic record.

 "I was flying through the water. It felt like a trance," said De Bruijn, who cried on the awards podium. "This is what I've been working for years and now I'm standing at the top."

 Thompson, who owns six career Olympic gold medals in relays, finished in 58.73 -- well over her personal best of 57.59.

 "I don't know what to say. I gave it my best effort. I really tightened up at the end," she said. "I went in with a good state of mind. I guess I wanted it too much. I just lost it, I guess."

 Thompson's last chance to win her first individual gold is in the 100 free, which begins Wednesday. She won her sixth relay gold Saturday, anchoring the U.S. women to a world record in the 400 free relay.

 De Bruijn's meteoric rise at age 26 -- she won her first major titles only a year ago -- has sparked the familiar suspicions about performance-enhancing drugs.

 De Bruijn, who holds the world record in three Olympic events, has brushed off the whispers, but critics wonder if she will be the Michelle Smith of the Sydney Olympics.

 Smith won three golds in Atlanta, but was banned in 1998 for four years for manipulating a urine sample. Always maintaining her innocence, she lost an appeal in the Court of Arbitration for Sport last year and then announced her retirement.

 Domenico Fioravanti won Italy's first-ever Olympic gold in the 100 breaststroke, setting an Olympic record of 1:00.46.

 Ed Moses, a 20-year-old from Burke, Va., won silver in 1:00.73. Roman Sloudnov of Russia took bronze in 1:00.91.

 "I'm walking away with a silver and I had a chance for a gold," said Moses, who gave up golf to concentrate on swimming. "After three years of swimming, I'm pretty happy."

 Pieter van den Hoogenband of the Netherlands broke Ian Thorpe's world record in the 200 free semifinals. Van den Hoogenband swam 1:45.35, lowering the mark of 1:45.51 that Australia's Thorpe set in the same pool in May.

 "I was so surprised. Then again, I was so relaxed in the water," van den Hoogenband said. "It felt amazing. Now it promises to be a great final."

 Thorpe, already a double gold medalist in Sydney, swam in the second heat and missed taking back the world mark by two-hundredths of a second. He qualified second fastest in 1:45.37.

 "His record didn't affect my performance," Thorpe said. "You know you're not guaranteed to be able to swim any specific times. I'm happy with how I'm going."

 American Josh Davis of San Antonio, Texas, qualified fourth in 1:47.06. Scott Goldblatt of Scotch Plains, N.J., failed to make Monday's eight-man final.

 World record holder Lenny Krayzelburg of Studio City, Calif., led all qualifiers in 54.32 seconds for the 100 backstroke. Krayzelburg didn't wear a cap and chose a traditional suit over the revolutionary full-length suit.

 Australian Matthew Welsh was second-quickest in 54.52, followed by countryman Josh Watson in 54.93. Neil Walker of Verona, Wis., qualified fifth.

 Sarah Poewe of South Africa upstaged countrywoman Penny Heyns as the fastest qualifier in the 100 breaststroke semifinals. Poewe led the way in 1:07.38, followed by Agnes Kovacs of Germany in 1:07.79.

 Heyns, the defending Olympic champion, qualified fifth in 1:08.33 -- well off her world record of 1:06.52 set in the Olympic pool in August 1999.

 Megan Quann, a 17-year-old from Puyallup, Wash., was third quickest in 1:07.79.

 Diana Mocanu of Romania led all qualifiers for Monday's eight-woman 100 backstroke final. Mocanu swam 1:00.70 in the semifinals. B.J. Bedford of Etna, N.H., qualified fifth in 1:01.61.


 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Results Sunday from the swimming events at the Summer Olympics (Q-qualified for next round):
 Men
 100m Breaststroke
 Final
 1, Domenico Fioravanti, Italy, 1:00.46 (Fred Deburghgraeve, Belgium, 1:00.60, July 20, 1996).
 2, Ed Moses, Burke, Va., 1:00.73.
 3, Roman Sloudnov, Russia, 1:00.91.
 4, Kosuke Kitajima, Japan, 1:01.34.
 5, Daniel Malek, Czech Republic, 1:01.50.
 6, Morgan Knabe, Canada, 1:01.58.
 7, Brett Petersen, South Africa, 1:01.63.
 8, Remo Luetolf, Switzerland, 1:01.88.
 400m Individual Medley
 Heat 1
 1, Lik Sun Fong, Hong Kong, 4:29.02.
 2, Georgi Palazov, Bulgaria, 4:35.92.
 3, Oussama Mallouli, Tunisia, 4:41.97.
 4, Kuo-Tung Hsu, Taiwan, 4:42.78.
 5, John Tabone, Malta, 4:53.12.
 Heat 2
 1, Jani Sievinen, Finland, 4:25.16.
 2, Jeremy Daniel Knowles, Bahamas, 4:26.87.
 3, George Bovell, Trinidad and Tobago, 4:29.52.
 4, Juan Carlos Piccio, Philippines, 4:30.17.
 5, Juan Veloz, Mexico, 4:31.73.
 6, Grigoriy Matuzkov, Kazakstan, 4:31.89.
 7, Wan Azlan Wan Abdullah, Malaysia, 4:36.90.
 8, Sandro Tomas, Croatia, 4:38.31.
 Heat 3
 1, Alexei Kovriguine, Russia, 4:22.21.
 2, Yves Platel, Switzerland, 4:22.38.
 3, Serghei Mariniuc, Moldova, 4:23.57.
 4, Jan Vitazka, Czech Republic, 4:23.81.
 5, Dmytro Nazarenko, Ukraine, 4:25.26.
 6, Marko Milenkovic, Slovenia, 4:26.62.
 7, Kim Bang-Hyun, South Korea, 4:28.56.
 8, Alejandro Bermudez, Colombia, 4:29.42.
 Heat 4
 1, Alessio Boggiatto, Italy, 4:14.26 (Q).
 2, Curtis Myden, Canada, 4:16.55 (Q).
 3, Cezar Badita, Romania, 4:17.11 (Q).
 4, Matt Dunn, Australia, 4:20.31.
 5, Johan le Bihan, France, 4:20.96.
 6, Dean Kent, New Zealand, 4:21.81.
 7, Simon Militis, Britain, 4:24.38.
 8, Michael Windisch, Austria, 4:24.62.
 Heat 5
 1, Erik Vendt, North Easton, Mass., 4:17.15 (Q).
 2, Shinya Taniguchi, Japan, 4:17.36 (Q).
 2, Justin Norris, Australia, 4:17.36 (Q).
 4, Terence Parkin, South Africa, 4:18.14 (Q).
 5, Jirka Letzin, Germany, 4:18.63.
 6, Michael Halika, Israel, 4:19.97.
 7, Ioannis Kokkodis, Greece, 4:23.19.
 8, Jin Hao, China, 4:24.56.
 Heat 6
 1, Tom Dolan, Arlington, Va., 4:15.52 (Q).
 2, Istvan Bathazi, Hungary, 4:18.85.
 3, Susumu Tabuchi, Japan, 4:20.76.
 4, Frederik Hviid, Spain, 4:21.63.
 5, Massimiliano Eroli, Italy, 4:22.85.
 6, Xie Xufeng, China, 4:23.33.
 7, Owen von Richter, Canada, 4:25.70.
 8, Torwai Sethsothorn, Thailand, 4:28.42.
 Final
 1, Tom Dolan, Arlington, Va., 4:11.76 (World record. Old record: Tom Dolan, United States, 4:12.30, Sept. 6, 1994).
 2, Erik Vendt, North Easton, Mass., 4:14.23.
 3, Curtis Myden, Canada, 4:15.33.
 4, Alessio Boggiatto, Italy, 4:15.93.
 5, Terence Parkin, South Africa, 4:16.92.
 6, Justin Norris, Australia, 4:17.87.
 7, Cezar Badita, Romania, 4:20.91.
 8, Shinya Taniguchi, Japan, 4:20.93.
 200m Freestyle
 Heat 1
 1, Oleg Tsvetkovskiy, Uzbekistan, 1:54.93.
 2, Mahmoud Elwany, Egypt, 1:55.19.
 3, Sebastien Paddington, Trinidad and Tobago, 1:55.40.
 4, Hakimuddin Shabbir Habibulla, India, 1:58.35.
 5, Santiago Deu, Andorra, 1:59.31.
 Heat 2
 1, Mark Chay, Singapore, 1:52.22.
 2, Allen Ong, Malaysia, 1:54.53.
 3, George Gleason, U.S. Virgin Islands, 1:54.64.
 4, Nikola Kalabic, Yugoslavia, 1:54.75.
 5, Aytekin Mindan, Turkey, 1:54.86.
 6, Carl Probert, Fiji, 1:54.98.
 7, Andrey Kvassov, Kazakstan, 1:55.72.
 8, Alexandros Aresti, Cyprus, 1:57.54.
 Heat 3
 1, Damien Alleyne, Barbados, 1:52.75.
 2, Woo Chul, South Korea, 1:53.02.
 3, Javier Diaz, Mexico, 1:53.20.
 4, Jonathan Duncan, New Zealand, 1:53.27.
 5, Fernando Jacome, Colombia, 1:54.17.
 6, Francisco Paez, Venezuela, 1:54.32.
 7, Nien-Pin Wu, Taiwan, 1:54.58.
 8, Vicha Ratanachote, Thailand, 1:54.91.
 Heat 4
 1, Arunas Savickas, Lithuania, 1:52.02.
 2, Rostyslav Svanidze, Ukraine, 1:52.35.
 3, Ricardo Pedroso, Portugal, 1:52.60.
 4, Mark Kin Ming Kwok, Hong Kong, 1:52.71.
 5, Dmitri Kuzmin, Kyrgyzstan, 1:52.93.
 6, Andrei Cecan, Moldova, 1:53.23.
 7, Rodrigo Castro, Brazil, 1:53.65.
 8, Glen Walshaw, Zimbabwe, 1:54.70.
 Heat 5
 1, Josh Davis, San Antonio, 1:48.43 (Q).
 2, James Salter, Britain, 1:48.77. (Q).
 3, Orn Arnarson, Iceland, 1:49.78. (Q).
 4, Paul Palmer, Britain, 1:49.83. (Q).
 5, Stefan Herbst, Germany, 1:49.84. (Q).
 6, Attila Zubor, Hungary, 1:50.11. (Q).
 7, Jacob Frilund Carstensen, Denmark, 1:50.41.
 8, Mark Johnston, Canada, 1:50.92.
 Heat 6
 1, Pieter van den Hoogenband, Netherlands, 1:46.71. (Q).
 2, Igor Koleda, Belarus, 1:49.01. (Q).
 3, Grant Hackett, Australia, 1:49.23. (Q).
 4, Stefan Pohl, Germany, 1:50.07. (Q).
 5, Bela Szabados, Hungary, 1:50.10. (Q).
 6, Martijn Zuijdweg, Netherlands, 1:50.37.
 7, Dimitrios Manganas, Greece, 1:54.36.
 NR, Ryk Neethling, South Africa, DNS.
 Heat 7
 1, Ian Thorpe, Australia, 1:46.56. (Q), (Olympic record. Old record: Evgeny Sadovyi, United Team, 1:46.70, July 27, 1992).
 2, Massimiliano Rosolino, Italy, 1:47.37. (Q).
 3, Rick Say, Canada, 1:48.62. (Q).
 4, Scott Goldblatt, Scotch Plains, N.J., 1:49.05. (Q).
 5, Andrei Kapralov, Russia, 1:49.92. (Q).
 6, Dragos Coman, Romania, 1:50.20.
 7, Kvetoslav Svoboda, Czech Republic, 1:50.29.
 NR, Dmitri Tchernychev, Russia, DNS.
 Semifinals
 Heat 1
 1, Pieter van den Hoogenband, Netherlands, 1:45.35 (Q), (World record. Old record: Ian Thorpe, Australia, 1:45.51, May 15, 2000).
 2, Josh Davis, San Antonio, 1:47.06 (Q).
 3, James Salter, Britain, 1:48.64 (Q).
 4, Scott Goldblatt, Scotch Plains, N.J., 1:48.83.
 5, Stefan Herbst, Germany, 1:49.72.
 6, Attila Zubor, Hungary, 1:49.87.
 7, Orn Arnarson, Iceland, 1:50.41.
 8, Stefan Pohl, Germany, 1:50.56.
 Heat 2
 1, Ian Thorpe, Australia, 1:45.37 (Q).
 2, Massimiliano Rosolino, Italy, 1:46.60 (Q).
 3, Rick Say, Canada, 1:48.50 (Q).
 4, Grant Hackett, Australia, 1:48.76 (Q).
 5, Paul Palmer, Britain, 1:48.79 (Q).
 6, Andrei Kapralov, Russia, 1:49.04.
 7, Bela Szabados, Hungary, 1:49.36.
 8, Igor Koleda, Belarus, 1:49.52.
 100m Backstroke
 Heat 1
 1, Alexandru Ivlev, Moldova, 57.91.
 2, Benjamin Lo-Pinto, Seychelles, 58.90.
 3, German Martinez, Colombia, 59.94.
 4, Pavel Sidorov, Kazakstan, 1:01.02.
 5, Mauricio Prudencia, Bolivia, 1:01.15.
 6, Faisal Al Mahmeed, Kuwait, 1:05.17.
 7, Welbert Samuel, Micronesia, 1:12.38.
 Heat 2
 1, Sung Min, South Korea, 57.15.
 2, Diego Gallo, Uruguay, 58.18.
 3, Dulyarit Phuangthong, Thailand, 58.48.
 4, Gary Tan, Singapore, 58.69.
 5, Mehdi Addadi, Algeria, 58.74.
 6, Mike Fung A Wing, Surinam, 59.06.
 7, Konstantin Prayhkin, Kyrgyzstan, 59.86.
 8, Nicholas Neckles, Barbados, 1:00.19.
 Heat 3
 1, Blaz Medvesek, Slovenia, 57.26.
 2, Markus Rogan, Austria, 57.35.
 3, Philipp Gilgen, Switzerland, 57.50.
 4, Mattias Ohlin, Sweden, 57.51.
 5, Scott Talbot-Cameron, New Zealand, 57.86.
 6, Ivan Angelov, Bulgaria, 58.03.
 7, Milorad Cavic, Yugoslavia, 58.25.
 8, Haitham Hassan, Egypt, 58.67.
 Heat 4
 1, Simon Dufour, France, 56.01 (Q).
 2, Serguei Ostaptchouk, Russia, 56.26.
 3, Razvan Florea, Romania, 56.35.
 4, Alex Lim, Malaysia, 56.81.
 5, Miroslav Machovic, Slovakia, 56.95.
 5, Nuno Laurentino, Portugal, 56.95.
 7, Ouyang Kunpeng, China, 57.47.
 8, Eduardo German Otero, Argentina, 58.09.
 Heat 5
 1, Stev Theloke, Germany, 55.00 (Q).
 2, Bartosz Kizierowski, Poland, 55.14 (Q).
 3, Neil Walker, Verona, Wis., 55.34 (Q).
 4, Gordan Kozulj, Croatia, 55.43 (Q).
 5, Eithan Urbach, Israel, 55.44 (Q).
 6, Mariusz Siembida, Poland, 56.27.
 7, Emanuele Merisi, Italy, 56.35.
 8, Rogerio Romero, Brazil, 56.44.
 Heat 6
 1, Matthew Welsh, Australia, 54.70 (Q).
 2, Steffen Driesen, Germany, 55.39 (Q).
 3, Rodolfo Falcon, Cuba, 55.61 (Q).
 4, David Ortega, Spain, 55.80 (Q).
 5, Derya Buyukuncu, Turkey, 56.21.
 6, Marko Strahija, Croatia, 56.26.
 7, Darius Grigalionis, Lithuania, 56.47.
 8, Simon Thirsk, South Africa, 57.06.
 Heat 7
 1, Lenny Krayzelburg, Studio City, Calif., 54.38 (Q).
 2, Josh Watson, Australia, 55.09 (Q).
 3, Alexandre Massura Neto, Brazil, 55.58 (Q).
 4, Peter Horvath, Hungary, 55.81 (Q).
 5, Chris Renaud, Canada, 55.85 (Q).
 6, Adam Ruckwood, Britain, 56.19 (Q).
 7, Mark Versfeld, Canada, 56.50.
 8, Volodymyr Nikolaychuk, Ukraine, 56.71.
 Semifinals
 Heat 1
 1, Matthew Welsh, Australia, 54.52 (Q).
 2, Josh Watson, Australia, 54.93 (Q).
 3, Neil Walker, Verona, Wis., 55.20 (Q).
 4, Chris Renaud, Canada, 55.70.
 5, Alexandre Massura Neto, Brazil, 56.07.
 6, Gordan Kozulj, Croatia, 56.26.
 7, David Ortega, Spain, 56.33.
 8, Adam Ruckwood, Britain, 56.34.
 Heat 2
 1, Lenny Krayzelburg, Studio City, Calif., 54.32 (Q).
 2, Stev Theloke, Germany, 54.95 (Q).
 3, Eithan Urbach, Israel, 55.31 (Q).
 4, Bartosz Kizierowski, Poland, 55.34 (Q).
 5, Steffen Driesen, Germany, 55.41 (Q).
 6, Rodolfo Falcon, Cuba, 55.59.
 7, Peter Horvath, Hungary, 55.65.
 8, Simon Dufour, France, 55.79.
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 Women
 100m Butterfly
 Final
 1, Inge de Bruijn, Netherlands, 56.61 (World record. Old record: Inge de Bruijn, Netherlands, 56.64, July 22, 2000).
 2, Martina Moravcova, Slovakia, 57.97.
 3, Dara Torres, Beverly Hills, Calif., 58.20.
 4, Kosuke Kitajima, Japan, 1:01.34.
 5, Jenny Thompson, Dover, N.H., 58.73.
 6, Junko Onishi, Japan, 59.13.
 7, Susie O'Neill, Australia, 59.27.
 8, Diana Mocanu, Romania, 59.43.
 400m Freestyle
 Heat 1
 1, Ivanka Moralieva, Bulgaria, 4:19.10.
 2, Vesna Stojanovska, Macedonia, 4:19.69.
 3, Patricia Villarreal, Mexico, 4:21.03.
 4, Chantal Gibney, Ireland, 4:23.73.
 5, Nataliya Korabelnikova, Kyrgyzstan, 4:24.29.
 6, Christel Bouvron, Singapore, 4:25.16.
 7, Adi Bichman, Israel, 4:27.33.
 Heat 2
 1, Laetitia Choux, France, 4:13.09.
 2, Artemis Dafni, Greece, 4:16.94.
 3, Angels Bardina, Spain, 4:17.55.
 4, Chi-Chan Lin, Taiwan, 4:17.76.
 5, Hana Cerna, Czech Republic, 4:17.96.
 6, Sara Goffi, Italy, 4:18.16.
 7, Roh Joo-Hee, South Korea, 4:25.66.
 8, Pilin Tachakittiranan, Thailand, 4:29.28.
 Heat 3
 1, Brooke Bennett, Plant City, Fla., 4:07.57 (Q).
 2, Claudia Poll, Costa Rica, 4:09.33 (Q).
 3, Janelle Atkinson, Jamaica, 4:09.61 (Q).
 4, Carla Geurts, Netherlands, 4:10.86 (Q).
 5, Natalya Baranovskaya, Belarus, 4:12.67.
 6, Chantal Strasser, Switzerland, 4:16.17.
 7, Eva Risztov, Hungary, 4:18.48.
 8, Olena Lapunova, Ukraine, 4:19.96.
 Heat 4
 1, Diana Munz, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 4:10.39 (Q).
 2, Nadejda Tchemezova, Russia, 4:10.76 (Q).
 3, Camelia Potec, Romania, 4:11.92.
 4, Simona Paduraru, Romania, 4:13.89.
 5, Irina Oufimtseva, Russia, 4:15.41.
 6, Kasey Giteau, Australia, 4:15.54.
 7, Sofie Goffin, Belgium, 4:15.93.
 8, Yasuko Tajima, Japan, 4:17.23.
 Heat 5
 1, Chen Hua, China, 4:10.56 (Q).
 2, Hannah Stockbauer, Germany, 4:10.76 (Q).
 3, Flavia Rigamonti, Switzerland, 4:11.77.
 4, Kirsten Vlieghuis, Netherlands, 4:11.87.
 5, Sachiko Yamada, Japan, 4:12.45.
 6, Kerstin Kielgass, Germany, 4:13.10.
 7, Karine Legault, Canada, 4:15.55.
 8, Sarah D'Arcy, Australia, 4:18.05.
 Final
 1, Brooke Bennett, Plant City, Fla., 4:05.80.
 2, Diana Munz, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 4:07.07.
 3, Claudia Poll, Costa Rica, 4:07.83.
 4, Janelle Atkinson, Jamaica, 4:08.79.
 5, Nadejda Tchemezova, Russia, 4:10.37.
 6, Hannah Stockbauer, Germany, 4:10.38.
 7, Carla Geurts, Netherlands, 4:12.36.
 8, Chen Hua, China, 4:13.11.
 100m Backstroke
 Heat 1
 1, Marie-Lizza Danila, Philippines, 1:06.48.
 2, Marica Strazmester, Yugoslavia, 1:07.21.
 3, Derya Erke, Turkey, 1:07.26.
 4, Kolbrun Yr Kristjansdottir, Iceland, 1:07.28.
 5, Anjelika Solovieva, Kyrgyzstan, 1:07.63.
 6, Andrea Prono, Paraguay, 1:08.11.
 7, Clara Monika Bakale, Congo, 1:16.36.
 Heat 2
 1, Camilla Johansson, Sweden, 1:04.99.
 2, Hiu Wai Sherry Tsai, Hong Kong, 1:05.28.
 3, Chonlathorn Vorathamrong, Thailand, 1:05.98.
 4, Annamaria Kiss, Hungary, 1:06.12.
 5, Serrana Fernandez, Uruguay, 1:06.57.
 5, Elsa Manora Nasution, Indonesia, 1:06.57.
 7, Chia-Hsien Kuan, Taiwan, 1:07.18.
 NR, Tessa Solomon, Netherlands Antilles, DNS.
 Heat 3
 1, Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwe, 1:03.05 (Q).
 2, Shim Min-Ji, South Korea, 1:03.20.
 3, Monique Robins, New Zealand, 1:04.52.
 4, Nadiya Beshevli, Ukraine, 1:04.66.
 4, Sofie Wolfs, Belgium, 1:04.66.
 6, Irina Raevskaia, Russia, 1:04.76.
 7, Ana Maria Gonzalez, Cuba, 1:04.95.
 8, Aikaterini Bliamou, Greece, 1:05.09.
 Heat 4
 1, Roxana Maracineanu, France, 1:01.66 (Q).
 2, B.J. Bedford, Etna, N.H., 1:01.70 (Q).
 3, Nina Zhivanevskaya, Spain, 1:01.97 (Q).
 4, Dyana Calub, Australia, 1:02.46 (Q).
 5, Lu Donghua, China, 1:02.91 (Q).
 6, Charlene Wittstock, South Africa, 1:03.18.
 7, Sarah Price, Britain, 1:03.22.
 8, Brenda Starink, Netherlands, 1:05.93.
 Heat 5
 1, Zhan Shu, China, 1:02.19 (Q).
 2, Antje Buschschulte, Germany, 1:02.23 (Q).
 3, Katy Sexton, Britain, 1:02.67 (Q).
 4, Kelly Stefanyshyn, Canada, 1:02.78 (Q).
 5, Sandra Voelker, Germany, 1:02.88 (Q).
 6, Giaan Rooney, Australia, 1:03.20.
 7, Anu Koivisto, Finland, 1:03.44.
 8, Aleksandra Miciul, Poland, 1:04.51.
 Heat 6
 1, Mai Nakamura, Japan, 1:00.88 (Q).
 2, Diana Mocanu, Romania, 1:01.18 (Q).
 3, Louise Ornstedt, Denmark, 1:01.98 (Q).
 4, Noriko Inada, Japan, 1:02.19 (Q).
 5, Michelle Lischinsky, Canada, 1:02.89 (Q).
 6, Courtney Shealy, Lake Forest, Calif., 1:03.19.
 7, Ilona Hlavackova, Czech Republic, 1:03.28.
 8, Fabiola Molina, Brazil, 1:03.68.
 Semifinals
 Heat 1
 1, Diana Mocanu, Romania, 1:00.70 (Q).
 2, B.J. Bedford, Etna, N.H., 1:01.61 (Q).
 3, Louise Ornstedt, Denmark, 1:01.69 (Q).
 4, Dyana Calub, Australia, 1:01.86 (Q).
 5, Kelly Stefanyshyn, Canada, 1:02.35.
 6, Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwe, 1:02.54.
 7, Michelle Lischinsky, Canada, 1:02.55.
 8, Zhan Shu, China, 1:02.92.
 Heat 2
 1, Mai Nakamura, Japan, 1:01.07 (Q).
 2, Noriko Inada, Japan, 1:01.25 (Q).
 3, Nina Zhivanevskaya, Spain, 1:01.41 (Q).
 4, Roxana Maracineanu, France, 1:01.61 (Q).
 5, Antje Buschschulte, Germany, 1:01.91.
 6, Katy Sexton, Britain, 1:02.35.
 7, Sandra Voelker, Germany, 1:03.01.
 8, Lu Donghua, China, 1:03.31.
 100m Breaststroke
 Heat 1
 1, Mariam Keita, Mali, 1:37.80.
 2, Balkissa Ouhoumoudou, Niger, 1:42.39.
 NR, Doli Akhtar, Bangladesh, DQ.
 NR, Pamela Girimbabazi, Rwanda, DQ.
 Heat 2
 1, Ilkay Dikmen, Turkey, 1:11.51.
 2, Yi Ting Siow, Malaysia, 1:13.92.
 3, Iris Edda Heimisdottir, Iceland, 1:14.07.
 4, Olga Moltchanova, Kyrgyzstan, 1:14.41.
 5, Caroline Sin Wing Chiu, Hong Kong, 1:15.87.
 6, Katerine Moreno Maiser, Bolivia, 1:16.15.
 7, Nadia Cruz, Angola, 1:19.57.
 8, Xenia Peni, Papua New Guinea, 1:19.62.
 Heat 3
 1, Elvira Fischer, Austria, 1:11.58.
 2, Isabel Ceballos, Colombia, 1:11.90.
 3, Agata Czaplicki, Switzerland, 1:13.19.
 4, Joscelin Yeo, Singapore, 1:13.25.
 5, Emma Robinson, Ireland, 1:13.41.
 6, Smiljana Marinovic, Croatia, 1:13.49.
 7, Imaday Nunez, Cuba, 1:13.91.
 8, Jenny Rose Guerrero, Philippines, 1:15.14.
 Heat 4
 1, Sarah Poewe, South Africa, 1:08.06 (Q).
 2, Tarnee White, Australia, 1:08.35 (Q).
 3, Masami Tanaka, Japan, 1:09.12 (Q).
 4, Brigitte Becue, Belgium, 1:09.38 (Q).
 5, Christin Petelski, Canada, 1:09.57 (Q).
 6, Li Wei, China, 1:10.55.
 7, Byun Hye-Young, South Korea, 1:11.64.
 NR, Junko Isoda, Japan, DNS.
 Heat 5
 1, Megan Quann, Puyallup, Wash., 1:07.48 (Q).
 2, Agnes Kovacs, Hungary, 1:08.50 (Q).
 3, Svitlana Bondarenko, Ukraine, 1:09.60 (Q).
 4, Qi Hui, China, 1:09.88 (Q).
 5, Natasa Kejzar, Slovenia, 1:10.44 (Q).
 6, Olga Bakaldina, Russia, 1:10.53.
 7, Heidi Earp, Britain, 1:10.56.
 8, Alicja Peczak, Poland, 1:10.57.
 Heat 6
 1, Penny Heyns, South Africa, 1:07.85 (Q).
 2, Leisel Jones, Australia, 1:07.92 (Q).
 3, Sylvia Gerasch, Germany, 1:09.31 (Q).
 4, Rhiannon Leier, Canada, 1:09.68 (Q).
 5, Simone Karn, Germany, 1:09.94 (Q).
 6, Madelon Baans, Netherlands, 1:10.47 (Q).
 7, Staciana Stitts, Carlsbad, Calif., 1:10.54.
 8, Emma Igelstroem, Sweden, 1:11.09.
 Semifinal
 Heat 1
 1, Sarah Poewe, South Africa, 1:07.48 (Q).
 2, Agnes Kovacs, Hungary, 1:07.79 (Q).
 3, Penny Heyns, South Africa, 1:08.33 (Q).
 4, Sylvia Gerasch, Germany, 1:09.33 (Q).
 5, Christin Petelski, Canada, 1:09.54.
 6, Rhiannon Leier, Canada, 1:09.63.
 7, Simone Karn, Germany, 1:09.85.
 8, Madelon Baans, Netherlands, 1:10.44.
 Heat 2
 1, Megan Quann, Puyallup, Wash., 1:07.79 (Q).
 2, Leisel Jones, Australia, 1:08.03 (Q).
 3, Tarnee White, Australia, 1:08.61 (Q).
 4, Masami Tanaka, Japan, 1:09.04 (Q).
 5, Brigitte Becue, Belgium, 1:09.47.
 6, Qi Hui, China, 1:09.81.
 7, Svitlana Bondarenko, Ukraine, 1:09.84.
 8, Natasa Kejzar, Slovenia, 1:10.66.
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