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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 July, 2003, 16:05 GMT 17:05 UK
Phelps ends on high
All the action as it happened on the final day of the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona.

American Michael Phelps makes it five medals, including four golds, at the Championships with victory in the 400m individual medley, setting a new world record.

The United States, without Phelps, won the final event of the evening, the 4x100m medley relay, destroying their own world record.

Zoe Baker collects Britain's eighth medal of the Championships with bronze in the 50m breaststroke.

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4x100m men's medley relay
1. United States
2. Russia
3. Japan

The US take full advantage of Australia's earlier disqualification in the heats to comfortably take gold - lowering their own world record to 3mins 31.54secs in the process.

Great Britain make a strong start but fade to eighth and last in a disappointing end to the competition for the team.


400m women's individual medley
1. Yana Klochkova (Ukr)
2. Eva Risztov (Hun)
3. Beatrice Caslaru (Rom)

Olympic champion Klochkova successfully defends her World title in a time of 4mins 36.74secs.


400m men's individual medley
1. Michael Phelps (US)
2. Laszlo Cseh (Hun)
3. Oussama Mellouli (Tun)

Phelps smashes another world record, setting a new mark of 4mins 09.09secs, and joins Ian Thorpe as the only swimmer to hold three individual world titles simultaneously.

It is the fifth world record he has broken in Barcelona.


50m women's freestyle
1. Inge de Bruijn (Ned)
2. Alice Mills (Aus)
3. Lisbeth Lenton (Aus)

Dutchwoman Inge de Bruijn makes it a 50m double, after picking up the butterfly gold on Saturday, recording a time of 24.47secs.

American Jenny Thompson fails to add to her record-breaking haul of 14 World Championship medals.


1500m men's freestyle
1. Grant Hackett (Aus)
2. Ihor Chervynskyi (Ukr)
3. Erik Vendt (US)

Hackett adds the 1500m to the 800m title he picked up earlier in the week - the third time in succession he has won over the longer distance.

David Davies, the 17-year-old Briton. just misses out on the medals in fourth with a personal best of 15mins 05.04secs while compatriot Graeme Smith is sixth.


50m women's breaststroke
1. Luo Xuejuan (Chn)
2. Brooke Hanson (Aus)
3. Zoe Baker (GB)

Pre-race favourite Luo takes gold, with Zoe Baker picking up Britain's eighth medal of the swimming Championships.


50m men's backstroke
1. Thomas Rupprath (Ger)
2. Matt Welsh (Aus)
3. Johan Zandberg (SA)

Rupprath shaves nearly two-tenths of a second off the world record in the opening race of the evening as he touches out Welsh for gold.




SEE ALSO
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Phelps shatters world record
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Superb Popov snatches gold
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23 Jul 03  |  Sport Homepage
Thorpe sees off Dutch rival
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