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13th FINA World Championships

China's girl power rules the pool

China won the women's 4x100m medley relay world title in a world record time of 3min 52.19sec here on Saturday. Full story

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FINA set to ban hi-tech swimsuits

Swimming ruling body FINA confirmed on Tuesday that the high-tech swimsuits that have helped bring down a dozen world records at the world championships will be banned from next year.

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China's girl power rules the pool

2009-08-03 03:03:13 GMT SINA.com ROME: China won the women's 4x100m medley relay world title in a world record time of 3min 52.19sec here on Saturday.

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Coach threatens to pull Phelps from meets

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FINA set to ban hi-tech swimsuits

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