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Zimbabwe's Coventry returns to USA. Gianniotis wins FINA 10km marathon world cup leg in Argentina. Dirk Lange will coach Mexican team

USA: Zimbabwe's only Olympic swimming success story, Kirsty Coventry is to return to the US to train with mentor Kim Brackin, now the head coach to the University of Texas women's team, the Olympic 200m backstroke champion revealed in a Tweet.

France: at the Montpellier Open, Nice's Camille Muffat fired a shot across the bows of the best 400m freestylers in the world with a 4:03.21, a personal best by 0.02sec, a day after a 1:56.57 win over 200m. Dutch promise Femke Heemskerk clocked times of 54.17 to win the 100m and 4:09.36 to finish second to Muffat over 400m but avoided the 200m. Her Dutch teammate Inge Dekker raced a 24.96 over 50m free and 58.77 in the 100m butterfly. Among men, world champion Camille Lacourt  ooh the 100m back in 54.33 and clocked 2:03.50 to touch first in the 200m; Yannick Agnel claimed the 200m free in 1:46.94, after a tussle with Clement Lefert, on 1:47.84, and Gregory Malley on 1:48.76; Agnel also clocked 3:47.80 in the 400m free; and Lefert timed in at 53.01 to win the 100m butterfly. Muffat and Agnel, Nice teammates, also raced the dash events to test their sprint speed, the nature of a few of their near misses on big occasions having been the ability to get their hand to the wall before rivals in the hunt for gold.

Marathon cup: World champion Spiros Gianniotis, of Greece, won the Argentinian round of the FINA 10km marathon world cup on Saturday in 1h55:28, just a second ahead of Richard Weinberger (CAN), 1h55:29, with Yevgeny Dratsev (RUS) third in 1h55:35.
The women's race saw Eva Fabian lead a US one-two finish in 2h02:08 to 2:02:14 for Hazel Anderson, third place going to Nadine Reichert (GER), on 2:04:21.

Mexico: Dirk Lange, the senior coach who parted company with Germany by mutual agreement at the end of 2011 in a disagreement over how the national team swim programme should be run, has been hired by the Mexican swim federation (Federación Mexicana de Natación, FMN) to help the country lift its game in the pool ahead of staging the 2017 FINA World Championships in Guadalajara.