Swimming News Summary (16:00 25-Jul-99)

Swimming News Summary (16:00 25-Jul-99)

Post by SportsWeb New » Mon, 26 Jul 1999 04:00:00

LATEST INTERNATIONAL SPORTS UPDATE FROM SPORTSWEB
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POPOV AND COMPANY TAKE THE LIMELIGHT
Alexander Popov and the pool swimmers take centre stage on Monday when the pace
quickens after four days of the other aquatic disciplines at the European
championships.

--- See http://www.sportsweb.com/news/SWIM/SWIM-n6406499.10-27-20.html
    for full story.

RUSSIAN STRONG MEN WIN EUROPEAN GOLD
Long-distance king Alexei Akatiev and Dmitry Sautin, the best diver in the
world, garnered gold medals on Saturday as Russia swept the board on the third
day of the European swimming championships.

--- See http://www.sportsweb.com/news/SWIM/SWIM-n6341614.16-59-50.html
    for full story.

SECURITY FEARS PROMPT BRITISH SWIMMER TO PULL OUT
British swimmer Nick Shackell pulled out of the European championships just
before the team departed because of his wife's concerns about security in
Istanbul following bomb attacks in Turkey, team sources said on Saturday.

--- See http://www.sportsweb.com/news/SWIM/SWIM-n6329896.13-19-57.html
    for full story.

BUESCHE SNATCHES FIRST EUROPEAN TITLE
Peggy Buechse brought Germany the first gold medal of the European swimming
championships when she retained her 5 km open-water title in a dramatically
close finish on Friday.

--- See http://www.sportsweb.com/news/SWIM/SWIM-nL23053539.15-40-54.html
    for full story.

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