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Swimming: GB swim coach's warning.

BRITISH coach Chris Nesbit has played down expectations surrounding Great Britain's Olympic chances after their success at the World Short-Course Championships in Manchester.

The British team claimed 24 medals at the MEN Arena - more than any other country - and set 44 British records as well as nine Commonwealth and seven European marks.

Liam Tancock and Southport's Francesca Halsall both claimed four medals while Rebecca Adlington and Hannah Miley carried on their record- breaking form from the Olympic trials, which took place the previous week in Sheffield.

Nesbit said: "It's a fantastic result, but I have never made medal comparisons with Beijing.

"People have just not to get carried away. The public will expect because people do. As professionals, we have to temper that.

"People are going to go away thinking 'well Liam Tancock is going to go and stand on the gold medal rostrum'. It's not as easy as that.

"And what we are trying to do is build through that instead of just getting carried away. The important thing was to carry on the confidence people gained from the trials."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 15, 2008
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