World Cup 7 from Imperia, Italy -- February 7, 1997
Salim Iles from Algeria, won the 100m freestyle in 49.04, a national and African record.
Claudia Poll of Costa Rica, won the 200m-400m-800m freestyle and finished second in the 100m freestyle.
Just days after his 400m I.M. world record (pending FINA ratification) Marcel Wouda of the Netherlands, made a clean sweep of all the I.M. events. After winning a new car in Gelsenkirchen, Germany his only challenge will be trying to catch I.M. category leader Matthew Dunn of Australia who has gone home. Dunn has 74 points and Wouda 67.
Leah Martindale of Barbados won the 50m freestyle over 1996 Olympic gold and silver medalist Le Jingyi of China.