Franziska Van Almsick

Generous splash for sports

A SUM of $880,000 has been allocated by the Urban Council's Sports and Activities Sub-Committee to subsidise three sports events, including $730,000 for the Swimming World Cup.

Monday, 13 November, 1995, 12:00am

Record swims highlight meet

WORLD record performances by Australian Angela Kennedy and Germany's Mark Warnecke highlighted the first day of action at the short-course swimming World Cup finals.

Kennedy clocked 58.77 seconds for the 100 metres butterfly to better the 14-year-old mark from Mary T. Meagher of the US by 0.14 of a second.

20 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Germans sink all-comers

THE German torpedoes continued their domination of the Epson World Cup short course meeting at Kowloon Park by winning another 11 events last night to bring their gold medal tally to 22 in the two-day championships.

5 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Germans set to dominate Cup

GERMAN swimmers are expected to dominate the lacklustre Epson World Cup short course meeting starting today at Kowloon Park in which the world swimming giants - China, Russia, Australia and the United States - are all absent.

3 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Swimmers lifted by 12-title blitz

CHINA'S women swimmers, preparing for the Asian Games starting tomorrow, can draw inspiration from their 12 titles from 16 events at the Seventh World Swimming Championships in Rome last month.

1 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Pressure on teen prodigy

AS a 14-year-old at last year's Olympics, Franziska van Almsick won two silver and two bronze medals and was considered a star of the future.

Now only a year on, the young German is expected to win titles. And not the occasional one or two. At the European Championships in Sheffield, England, this week Van Almsick is expected to win seven.

5 Aug 1993 - 12:00am