Olympic swimmer Adrian Moorhouse set a world record of 1 minute 00.58 seconds for the short-course 100-meter breaststroke yesterday during the British national championships in Manchester, England.
Moorhouse, who finished fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke in the 1984 Los Angeles Games, took three- hundredths of a second off the previous record for the event, set by Olympic silver medalist Victor Davis of Canada . . .
In Hong Kong, Randy Dickison and Lucy Wardle set world records for men's and women's high diving, but Dickison fractured his leg in the process.
Dickison, 25, of Minneapolis, was reported in satisfactory condition at a hospital with multiple fractures of the left leg. Dickison, joint holder of the former record of 171 feet, set his record of 174 feet 8 inches with a dive that was perfect until just before he hit the water, when his legs parted slightly and his knees bent.
Wardle's dive of 120 feet 9 inches surpassed the record of 109-4 set by Debi Boccia in 1982 . . .
In Monterey Park, Calif., Michelle Griglione of Alexandria, Va., and the Curl Swim Club finished fifth in the women's 100-yard backstroke in 57:04 in the Senior National Short Course Swimming Championships. Glen Houck of the Richard Montgomery Swim Club finished 14th in the men's 100-yard backstroke.
Friday night, Kelley Davies of Ashton, Md., and Devon Hyde of Arlington finished 11th and 15th, respectively, in the 200 individual medley, with times of 2:05.27 and 2:06.90 . . .