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Fast facts: swimming

By Compiled from Times wires

© St. Petersburg Times, published September 24, 2000

The United States capped a dominant performance with two more world records Saturday. The United States won 33 medals, including 14 golds, during the meet in which 14 world records were set or tied. Australia claimed 18 medals and five golds. The highlights:

MEN'S 400 MEDLEY RELAY: Gary Hall Jr. anchored American teammates Lenny Krayzelburg, Ed Moses and Ian Crocker to a world-record 3 minutes, 33.73 seconds, lowering the mark of 3:34.84 set by Americans at the 1996 Games. "With those guys, it's so inspiring," said Crocker, 18. "I always get nervous before I swim. They calmed me down and told me to have fun." It was Krayzelburg's third gold of the Games and Hall's second.

WOMEN'S 400 MEDLEY RELAY: Jenny Thompson won her eighth career relay gold, and her 10th medal overall, as the Americans cruised to a world record of 3:58.30. B.J. Bedford, Megan Quann, Thompson and Dara Torres bettered the mark of 4:01.67 set by China at the 1994 world championships. "By the time Jenny got in the pool, I knew we had the world record. I knew," Quann said. With eight gold medals, Thompson ended her career one short of gymnast Larissa Lathynina of the former Soviet Union for most golds by a woman in the Summer or Winter Games.

INGE DE BRUIJN: The Dutch competitor won the 50 freestyle for her third individual Olympic gold. "I'm floating on a big cloud," said de Bruijn, who finished in 24.32 seconds, .19 seconds over the world record she set in Friday's semifinals. "I hope I don't land for a long time." Torres, a former University of Florida swimmer, won bronze in the event. "I'm really sad it's over," said Torres, in her fourth and final Olympics at 33. "It's been an unbelievable experience, a dream come true." American Amy Van Dyken, the defending champion, was fourth in 25.04.

ALSO NOTABLE: Grant Hackett of Australia won the grueling 1,500 freestyle in 14:48.33. ... Ian Thorpe, the 17-year-old Aussie sensation, wound up with three golds and a silver in his first Olympics.

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