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  Tuesday, 30 July, 2002, 17:05 GMT 18:05 UK
Grant Hackett Hackett shatters world record
Brit Graeme Smith wins silver as Grant Hackett triumphs in the 1500m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships.
Ian Thorpe Thorpe claims super six
Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe makes history by taking a record sixth gold medal at the World Championships.
Graeme Smith British swimming makes a splash
BBC Sport's Bob Ballard says Britain's swimmers, such as Graeme Smith, deserve praise for raising their game in Japan.
Flying Foster takes bronze
Mark Foster claims Britain's sixth medal of the World Championships in Japan with bronze in the 50m butterfly final.
British face new gold threat
Britain's 4x200m women's freestyle relay team may yet lose their gold medal from the World Swimming Championships.
Swimming admits timing trouble
Swimmers and coaches turn on Fina as timing problems continue at the World Swimming Championships.
Baker takes bronze
Britain's Zoe Baker takes bronze in the women's 50m breastroke final at the World Swimming Championship.
Thorpe swims into history
Ian Thorpe collects a record-breaking fifth gold as the Australian 4x200m freestyle squad shatter their own world record.
Double medal boost for Britain
Britain's 4x200m freestyle team win gold on appeal and Jo Fargus takes bronze at the World Championships.
Fargus claims bronze medal
Britain's Joanna Fargus finishes third in the women's 200m backstroke at the World Swimming Championship.
First for female swimmers
BBC Sport's Bob Ballard reports on a golden day for Britain's 4x200m women's relay team at the World Swimming Championships.
Chaos reigns in Japan
BBC Sport's Bob Ballard reports from Fukuoka where Britain won the women's 4x200m freestyle relay world title after much argument.
Confusion over British medal
A series of appeals means the GB 4x200m women's freestyle team do not know if they have won World Championship gold.
Thorpe shatters another record
Ian Thorpe breaks his third world record in four days at the World Swimming Championship.
Smith back from the doldrums
BBC Sport's Bob Ballard hails Graeme Smith's bronze in the 800 metres freestyle at the world swimming championships.
British women win silver
Britain claim their first medal of the championships while Roman Sloudnov breaks the 100m breaststroke world record.
Smith breaks British record
Graeme Smith breaks the British 800m freestyle record at the World Swimming Championships in Japan.
Thorpedo dominates Worlds
Ian Thorpe splashes his way to a new 400m freestyle world record - plus all the first day world championship action.
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The Australian making a splash in Japan
Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe is now a celebrity, not just in his homeland of Australia but also in Japan, host of this year's world championships.


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Ian Thorpe on his record-breaking six gold medals

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Karen Pickering on Japanese success

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Grant Hackett celebrates a new world record and gold medal after the 1500m freestyle final Grant's glory
Images from Hackett's record-breaking swim

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Images as Thorpe makes it six golds in Japan
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