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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 August 2006, 17:02 GMT 18:02 UK
GB relay team seal silver success
Britain gained another silver on the penultimate day of the European Championships in Budapest with second place in the men's 200m relay.

David Carry, Simon Burnett, Andrew Hunter and Ross Davenport came home behind the victorious Italian quartet.

The winners triumphed in seven minutes, 9.60 seconds, with the British team clocking 7:11.63 - a new GB record.

That was good enough to beat Greece (7:16.67) into bronze medal position by a margin of more than five seconds.

The winners - Massimiliano Rosolino, David Berbotto, Nicola Cassio and Filippo Magnini - smashed the European mark of 7:10.86 by another Italian quartet in 2001.

Davenport said: "We were aiming for the European record, but to get the British one by more than a second shows we're moving in the right direction."

In other event's Poland's Otylia Jedrzejczak upstaged triple Budapest champion Laure Manaudou and German Annika Liebs to win the women's 200m freestyle.

Olympic and defending European champion Camelia Potec of Romania finished sixth behind Britons Melanie Marshall and Jo Jackson.

Russia's Arkady Vyachanin broke the European men's 200m backstroke record to claim his second Budapest title, winning in 1:55.44.

Andriy Serdinov of Ukraine retained his 100m butterfly crown, and Germany's Janine Pietsch took gold in the women's 50m backstroke in a championship record 28.36.

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