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ESPN to Broadcast World Cup on Friday -- December 19, 2001

NEW YORK, Dec. 19. ESPN will broadcast the World Cup III meet this Friday, Dec. 21, at 3:00 pm EST. Check your local listings for the date and time of the broadcast in your area.

World Cup III, which was held in East Meadow, N.Y., Nov. 27-28, featured two world records by Natalie Coughlin, 19, Swimming World's Female "American Swimmer of the Year" for 2001. Coughlin destroyed the previous global marks for the 100 and 200m backstroke with her 57.08 and 2:03.62 efforts.

The meet was also highlighted by five winning performances by Slovakia's Martina Moravcova, last year's top World Cup swimmer; four by the USA's Neil Walker; and twin wins by Jason Lezak and Ed Moses.