1997 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)

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The 3rd FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) were an international swimming meet organized by FINA.[1] It was held at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden April 17−20, 1997; and featured 501 swimmers from 71 nations.[2]

Competing nations[edit]

The 71 nations with swimmers at the 1997 Short Course Worlds were:[3]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50m freestyle
  details
Francisco Sánchez
  Venezuela Venezuela
21.80 Mark Foster
  United Kingdom Great Britain
22.03 Ricardo Busquets
  Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
22.17
100m freestyle
  details
Francisco Sánchez
  Venezuela Venezuela
47.86 Gustavo Borges
  Brazil Brazil
48.16 Michael Klim
  Australia Australia
48.21
200m freestyle
  details
Gustavo Borges
  Brazil Brazil
1:45.45 Trent Bray
  New Zealand New Zealand
1:45.81 Lars Conrad
  Germany Germany
1:46.44
400m freestyle
  details
Jacob Carstensen
  Denmark Denmark
3:43.44 Chad Carvin
  United States USA
3:43.73 Grant Hackett
  Australia Australia
3:43.83
1500m freestyle
  details
Grant Hackett
  Australia Australia
14:39.54 Jörg Hoffmann
  Germany Germany
14:40.67 Graeme Smith
  United Kingdom Great Britain
14:46.85
100m backstroke
  details
Neisser Bent
  Cuba Cuba
52.77 Brian Retterer
  United States USA
53.06 Adrian Radley
  Australia Australia
53.36
200m backstroke
  details
Neisser Bent
  Cuba Cuba
1:54.21 Wang Wei
  China China
1:54.82 Vladimir Selkov
  Russia Russia
1:55.15
100m breaststroke
  details
Patrik Isaksson
  Sweden Sweden
59.99 Stanislav Lopukhov
  Russia Russia
1:00.05 Jens Kruppa
  Germany Germany
1:00.18
200m breaststroke
  details
Aleksandr Gukov
  Belarus Belarus
2:09.25 Andrey Korneyev
  Russia Russia
2:09.28 Jens Kruppa
  Germany Germany
2.10.53
100m butterfly
  details
Lars Frölander
  Sweden Sweden
51.95 Geoff Huegill
  Australia Australia
51.99 Michael Klim
  Australia Australia
52.02
200m butterfly
  details
James Hickman
  United Kingdom Great Britain
1:55.55 Denys Sylantyev
  Ukraine Ukraine
1:55.76 Scott Goodman
  Australia Australia
1:55.94
200m I.M.
  details
Matthew Dunn
  Australia Australia
1:57.46 Christian Keller
  Germany Germany
1:58.35 Ron Karnaugh
  United States USA
1:59.12
400m I.M.
  details
Matthew Dunn
  Australia Australia
4:06.89 Xie Xufeng
  China China
4:12.52 Christian Keller
  Germany Germany
4:12.53
4×100m
 freestyle relay
  details
Germany Germany
  Lars Conrad,
  Christian Tröger,
  Alexander Lüderitz,
  Aimo Heilmann
3:14.08 Sweden Sweden
  Fredrik Letzler,
  Anders Holmertz,
  Ola Fagerstrand,
  Lars Frölander
3:14.22 Australia Australia
  Michael Klim,
  Scott Logan,
  Richard Upton,
  Jeffrey English
3:14.83
4×200m
 freestyle relay
  details
Australia Australia
  Michael Klim,
  Grant Hackett,
  William Kirby,
  Matthew Dunn
7:02.74
WR
Sweden Sweden
  Anders Lyrbring,
  Anders Holmertz,
  Lars Frölander,
  Fredrik Letzler
7:05.61 United Kingdom Great Britain
  Paul Palmer,
  Andrew Clayton,
  Mark Stevens,
  James Salter
7:05.81
4×100m
 medley relay
  details
Australia Australia
  Adrian Radley,
  Phil Rogers,
  Geoff Huegill,
  Michael Klim
3:30.66
WR
Russia Russia
  Vladimir Selkov,
  Stanislav Lopukhov,
  Denis Pankratov,
  Roman Yegorov
3:32.56
ER
United Kingdom Great Britain
  Martin Harris,
  Richard Maden,
  James Hickman,
  Mark Foster
3:32.61

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50m freestyle
  details
Sandra Völker
  Germany Germany
24.70
ER
Jenny Thompson
  United States USA
24.78 Le Jingyi
  China China
24.83
100m freestyle
  details
Jenny Thompson
  United States USA
53.46 Sandra Völker
  Germany Germany
53.50 Le Jingyi
  China China
53.72
200m freestyle
  details
Claudia Poll
  Costa Rica Costa Rica
1:54.17
WR
Nian Yun
  China China
1:56.24 Martina Moravcová
  Slovakia Slovakia
1:56.66
400m freestyle
  details
Claudia Poll
  Costa Rica Costa Rica
4:00.03
WR
Natasha Bowron
  Australia Australia
4:05.76 Kerstin Kielgass
  Germany Germany
4:07.13
800m freestyle
  details
Natasha Bowron
  Australia Australia
8:26.45 Kerstin Kielgass
  Germany Germany
8:28.10 Carla Geurts
  Netherlands Netherlands
8:28.96
100m backstroke
  details
Lu Donghua
  China China
59.75 Chen Yan
  China China
1:00.14 Misty Hyman
  United States USA
1:00.17
200m backstroke
  details
Chen Yan
  China China
2:07.50 Misty Hyman
  United States USA
2:07.66 Lia Oberstar
  United States USA
2:08.29
100m breaststroke
  details
Kristy Ellem
  Australia Australia
1:08.27 Alicja Pęczak
  Poland Poland
1:08.33 Svetlana Bondarenko
  Ukraine Ukraine
1:08.39
200m breaststroke
  details
Kristy Ellem
  Australia Australia
2:22.68 Larisa Lăcustă
  Romania Romania
2:25.60
NR
Alicja Pęczak
  Poland Poland
2:25.62
100m butterfly
  details
Jenny Thompson
  United States USA
57.79
WR
Cai Huijue
  China China
57.92 Misty Hyman
  United States USA
57.95
200m butterfly
  details
Liu Limin
  China China
2:07.20 Hitomi Kashima
  Japan Japan
2:07.34 Misty Hyman
  United States USA
2:07.54
200m I.M.
  details
Louise Karlsson
  Sweden Sweden
2:11.19 Martina Moravcová
  Slovakia Slovakia
2:11.39 Sue Rolph
  United Kingdom Great Britain
2:12.39
400m I.M.
  details
Emma Johnson
  Australia Australia
4:35.18 Sabine Herbst
  Germany Germany
4:36.02 Joanne Malar
  Canada Canada
4:37.46
4×100m
 freestyle relay
  details
China China
  Le Jingyi,
  Chao Na,
  Shan Ying,
  Nian Yun
3:34.55
WR
Germany Germany
  Simone Osygus,
  Antje Buschschulte,
  Katrin Meißner,
  Sandra Völker
3:34.69
ER
Sweden Sweden
  Johanna Sjöberg,
  Louise Karlsson,
  Malin Svahnström,
  Therese Alshammar
3:38.07
4×200m
 freestyle relay
  details
China China
  Wang Luna,
  Nian Yun,
  Chen Yan,
  Shan Ying
7:51.92
WR
Sweden Sweden
  Johanna Sjöberg,
  Josefin Lillhage,
  Louise Jöhncke,
  Malin Nilsson
7:56.04 Australia Australia
  Julia Greville,
  Natasha Bowron,
  Lise Mackie,
  Emma Johnson
7:56.12
4×100m
 medley relay
  details
China China
  Lu Donghua,
  Han Xue,
  Cai Huijue,
  Le Jingyi
3:57.83 United States USA
  Lia Oberstar,
  Amanda Beard,
  Misty Hyman,
  Jenny Thompson
3:58.94 Australia Australia
  Meredith Smith,
  Kristy Ellem,
  Angela Kennedy,
  Sarah Ryan
4:01.55

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia 9 2 8 19
2  China 6 5 2 13
3  Sweden 3 3 1 7
4  Germany 2 6 5 13
5  USA 2 5 5 12
6  Cuba 2 - - 2
6  Costa Rica 2 - - 2
6  Venezuela 2 - - 2
9  Great Britain 1 1 4 6
10  Brazil 1 1 - 2
11  Denmark 1 - - 1
11  Belarus 1 - - 1
13  Russia - 3 1 4
14  Slovakia - 1 1 2
14  Poland - 1 1 2
14  Ukraine - 1 1 2
17  Japan - 1 - 1
17  New Zealand - 1 - 1
17  Romania - 1 - 1
20  Canada - - 1 1
20  Netherlands - - 1 1
20  Puerto Rico - - 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ HistoFINA, Volumes IIIa (2008 ed) and IIIb (2008 ed). ("HistoFINA" is FINA's self-history. Volume III is about the Short Course Worlds; part "a" contains men's statistics, part "b" women's statistics.
  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 1997 Short Course Worlds, from SwimRankings.net; retrieved 2012-03-09.