Sports World: Campbell sets world record but finishes last

Campbell sets world record but finishes last

SYDNEY • Cate Campbell set a world record for the 100m freestyle at the Australian short-course swimming championships yesterday in a race where she finished last.

The 23-year-old broke the 100m record during the final of the 200m freestyle when she reached the half-way point in 50.91sec. She then took almost another 90 seconds to complete the race, allowing all her rivals to overtake her.

Campbell's split time slashed a tenth of a second off the previous record of 51.01, set by Australian Libby Trickett in 2009.

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Shevchenko to join Ukraine coaching team

KIEV • Former Ukraine star striker Andriy Shevchenko is set to join the national team's coaching staff, the Ukrainian Football 1 channel quoted assistant coach Olexandr Zavarov as saying on Friday.

The former AC Milan and Chelsea hitman is Ukraine's record scorer with 48 goals in 111 games.

Ukraine have qualified for next year's European Championship in France.

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Juventus rally around stricken legend Zoff

MILAN • Italian football champions Juventus rallied around Dino Zoff yesterday, after the club and Italy goalkeeping legend was hospitalised with a neurological condition that Il Messaggero newspaper said has affected his ability to walk.

Zoff, 73, won six Serie A titles with Juventus before coaching the club to the 1990 Uefa Cup.

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