1993 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)

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The 1st Short Course Swimming World Championships were organized by FINA and held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, December 2–5, 1993. The meet featured competition in a short course (25 meter) pool. During the championships, a total of 12 world records were broken: 10 in the women's events and 2 in men's events, both in relays.

China won the most events, ten, all in women's events. Le Jingyi won two individual and three relay events to travel home with five golds; Dai Guohong went home with four golds and one silver. In the men's events, the USA and Australia won three events each. Tripp Schwenk of the USA garnered three golds, winning the two backstroke events and also swimming on the USA's winning medley relay team. Also winning 2 events each on the men's side were Fernando Scherer of Brazil (100m freestyle; 400m freestyle relay), Daniel Kowalski of Australia (400m and 1500m freestyles). Belgium and Moldova won their only medals at a Short Course Worlds (through 2006), while Franck Esposito won France's only gold to date when he won the 200 butterfly.[1]

Participating nations[edit]

The 1993 SC Worlds featured 313 swimmers from 46[2] nations:[3]


Results[edit]

Men's[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50m Freestyle
  details
Mark Foster
  United Kingdom Great Britain
21.84 Hu Bin
  China China
21.93 Robert Abernethy
  Australia Australia
21.97
100m Freestyle
  details
Fernando Scherer
  Brazil Brazil
48.38 Gustavo Borges
  Brazil Brazil
48.42 Jon Olsen
  United States USA
48.49
200m Freestyle
  details
Antti Kasvio
  Finland Finland
1:45.21 Trent Bray
  New Zealand New Zealand

Artur Wojdat
  Poland Poland
1:45.53   not awarded
400m Freestyle
  details
Daniel Kowalski
  Australia Australia
3:42.95 Antti Kasvio
  Finland Finland
3:42.98 Paul Palmer
  United Kingdom Great Britain
3:45.07
1500m Freestyle
  details
Daniel Kowalski
  Australia Australia
14:42.04 Jörg Hoffmann
  Germany Germany
14:53.09 Piotr Albinski
  Poland Poland
14:53.97
100m Backstroke
  details
Tripp Schwenk
  United States USA
52.98 Martin Harris
  United Kingdom Great Britain
53.93 Rodolfo Falcón
  Cuba Cuba
54.00
200m Backstroke
  details
Tripp Schwenk
  United States USA
1:54.19 Luca Bianchi
  Italy Italy
1:55.09 Stefaan Maene
  Belgium Belgium
1:55.68
100m Breaststroke
  details
Phil Rogers
  Australia Australia
59.56 Ron Dekker
  Netherlands Netherlands
59.95 Seth Van Neerden
  United States USA
1:00.08
200m Breaststroke
  details
Nick Gillingham
  United Kingdom Great Britain
2:07.91
ER
Phil Rogers
  Australia Australia
2:08.32 Eric Wunderlich
  United States USA
2:08.49
100m Butterfly
  details
Miloš Milošević
  Croatia Croatia
52.79 Mark Henderson
  United States USA
52.92 Rafał Szukała
  Poland Poland
52.94
200m Butterfly
  details
Franck Esposito
  France France
1:55.42 Christian Keller
  Germany Germany
1:55.75 Chris-Carol Bremer
  Germany Germany
1:56.86
200m I.M.
  details
Christian Keller
  Germany Germany
1:56.80 Fraser Walker
  United Kingdom Great Britain
1:58.35
NR
Curtis Myden
  Canada Canada
1:59.27
400 I.M.
  details
Curtis Myden
  Canada Canada
4:10.41 Serghei Mariniuc
  Moldova Moldova
4:11.96 Petteri Lehtinen
  Finland Finland
4:12.33
4×100m
  Freestyle Relay
  details
Brazil Brazil
  Fernando Scherer
  Teófilo Ferreira
  Gustavo Borges
  José Carlos Souza
3:12.11
WR
United States USA
  David Fox
  Seth Pepper
  Jon Olsen
  Mark Henderson
3:12.68 Russia Russia
  Roman Shegolev
  Vladislav Kulikov
  Vladimir Predkin
  Yury Mukhin
3:15.56
4×200m
  Freestyle Relay
  details
Sweden Sweden
  Christer Wallin
  Tommy Werner
  Lars Frölander
  Anders Holmertz
7:05.92 Germany Germany
  Christian Tröger
  Christian Keller
  Chris-Carol Bremer
  Jörg Hoffmann
7:08.63 Brazil Brazil
  Gustavo Borges
  Teófilo Ferreira
  José Carlos Souza
  Cassiano Leal
7:09.38
SA
4×100m
  Medley Relay
  details
United States USA
  Tripp Schwenk
  Seth Van Neerden
  Mark Henderson
  Jon Olsen
3:32.57
WR
Spain Spain
  Carlos Ventosa
  Sergio López
  Joaquín Fernández
  José Maria Rojano
3:36.92 United Kingdom Great Britain
  Martin Harris
  Nick Gillingham
  Mike Fibbens
  Mark Foster
3:37.27

Women's[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50m Freestyle
  details
LE Jingyi
  China China
24.23
WR
Angel Martino
  United States USA
24.93 Linda Olofsson
  Sweden Sweden
25.21
100m Freestyle
  details
LE Jingyi
  China China
53.01
WR
Angel Martino
  United States USA
53.39 Karen Pickering
  United Kingdom Great Britain
54.39
200m Freestyle
  details
Karen Pickering
  United Kingdom Great Britain
1:56.25 Susie O'Neill
  Australia Australia
1:57.16 Lü Bin
  China China
1:57.71
400m Freestyle
  details
Janet Evans
  United States USA
4:05.64 Trina Jackson
  United States USA
4:07.49 Julie Majer
  Australia Australia
4:07.91
800m Freestyle
  details
Janet Evans
  United States USA
8:22.43 Julie Majer
  Australia Australia
8:26.46 Trina Jackson
  United States USA
8:27.50
100m Backstroke
  details
Angel Martino
  United States USA
58.50
WR
He Cihong
  China China
1:00.13 Elli Overton
  Australia Australia
1:00.18
200m Backstroke
  details
He Cihong
  China China
2:06.09
WR
Jia Yuanyuan
  China China
2:07.95 Cathleen Rund
  Germany Germany
2:09.59
100m Breaststroke
  details
DAI Guohong
  China China
1:06.58
WR
Linley Frame
  Australia Australia
1:07.65 Samantha Riley
  Australia Australia
1:07.77
200m Breaststroke
  details
DAI Guohong
  China China
2:21.99
WR
Hitomi Maehara
  Japan Japan
2:24.45 Samantha Riley
  Australia Australia
2:24.75
100m Butterfly
  details
Susie O'Neill
  Australia Australia
59.19 LIU Limin
  China China
59.24 Kristie Krueger
  United States USA
59.53
200m Butterfly
  details
LIU Limin
  China China
2:08.51 Susie O'Neill
  Australia Australia
2:09.08 Petria Thomas
  Australia Australia
2:09.40
200m I.M.
  details
Allison Wagner
  United States USA
2:07.79
WR
DAI Guohong
  China China
2:09.21 Elli Overton
  Australia Australia
2:10.51
400 I.M.
  details
DAI Guohong
  China China
4:29.00
WR
Allison Wagner
  United States USA
4:31.76 Julie Majer
  Australia Australia
4:37.50
4×100m
  Freestyle Relay
  details
China China
  Lü Bin
  SHAN Ying
  Jia Yuanyuan
  LE Jingyi
3:35.97
WR
Sweden Sweden
  Ellenor Svensson
  Linda Olofsson
  Suzanne Lööv
  Louise Jöhncke
3:39.41 United States USA
  Angel Martino
  Sarah Perroni
  Kristie Krueger
  Paige Wilson
3:40.40
4×200m
  Freestyle Relay
  details
China China
  SHAN Ying
  ZHOU Guanbin
  LE Jingyi
  Lü Bin
7:52.45
WR
Australia Australia
  Tammy Bruce
  Elli Overton
  Anna Windsor
  Susie O'Neill
7:56.52 United States USA
  Paige Wilson
  Sarah Perroni
  Trina Jackson
  Janet Evans
8:02.99
4×100m
  Medley Relay
  details
China China
  LE Jingyi
  HE Cihong
  LIU Limin
  DAI Guohong
3:57.73
WR
Australia Australia
  Elli Overton
  Linley Frame
  Petria Thomas
  Susie O'Neill
4:00.17 United States USA
  Angel Martino
  Kelli King
  Kristie Krueger
  Sarah Perroni
4:01.30

Medal standings[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China China 10 4 1 15
2 United States USA 7 6 8 21
3 Australia Australia 4 9 8 21
4 United Kingdom Great Britain 3 2 3 8
5 Brazil Brazil 2 1 1 4
6 Germany Germany 1 3 2 6
7 Finland Finland 1 1 1 3
8 Canada Canada 1 - 1 2
8 Sweden Sweden 1 - 1 2
10 Croatia Croatia 1 - - 1
10 France France 1 - - 1
12 Poland Poland - 1 2 3
13 Italy Italy - 1 - 1
13 Japan Japan - 1 - 1
13 Moldova Moldova - 1 - 1
13 Netherlands Netherlands - 1 - 1
13 New Zealand New Zealand - 1 - 1
13 Spain Spain - 1 - 1
19 Belgium Belgium - - 1 1
19 Cuba Cuba - - 1 1
19 Russia Russia - - 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ HistoFINA, Volume 3a, p. 23, PDF published by FINA in 2006; retrieved 2011-06-25. (HistoFINA is FINA's self-history; Volume 3 deals with the Short Course Worlds, part "a" with the Men's events, part "b" with the women's events.)
  2. ^ FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), 1993-2008 - A story of success, by Pedro Adrega. Published by FINA in 2008; retrieved 2012-03-07.
  3. ^ Participating nations list for the 1993 Short Course Worlds, published by SwimRankings.net; retrieved 2012-03-09. (NOTE: FINA states that 46 nations were present, however, SwimRanking's list has 45.)