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2014 Youth Olympics: Guangyuan wins 200m Backstroke

In the Men’s 200m Backstroke, Li Guangyuan (CHN) took a surprising gold medal for China in this close race, with a total time of 1:56.94.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Missy Franklin wins 100m Backstroke

In the Women’s 100m Backstroke, Missy Franklin (USA) beats out Elizabeth Pelton and newcomer Amy Bilquist with a total time of 1:00.99.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Arkady Vyatchanin wins 100m Backstroke

In the Men’s 100m Backstroke, Arkady Vyatchanin beats out Olympian Gold Medalist Matt Grevers with a total time of 54.34.

2014 Arena Grand Prix: Santa Clara: Elizabeth Beisel Wins 200m Backstroke

In the Women’s 200m Backstroke, Olympian Missy Franklin (USA) gets beaten out by Elizabeth Beisel with a total time of 2:09.11.

2014 Charlotte Swimming Grand Prix: Hosszu wins Back to Back in 100m Backstroke

In the Women’s 200m Backstroke, Katinka Hosszu get’s her second win of the night in her 2nd of 3 races. She got a season best and 4th best in the world time of 59’64.

2014 Mesa Swimming Grand Prix: Gonzalez wins Women’s 100m Backstroke

In the Women’s 100m Backstroke, Fernanda Gonzalez beat out Clara Smiddy who got 1st in the 200m Backstroke, with a total time of 1:01.58.

2014 Mesa Swimming Grand Prix: Vyatchanin wins Men’s 100m Backstroke

In the Men’s 100m Backstroke, Arkady Vyatchanin beat out olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers with a total time of 0:54.40.

2014 Mesa Swimming Grand Prix: Vyatchanin wins Men’s 200m Backstroke

In the Men’s 200m Backstroke, Arkady Vyatchanin beats Olympic Champion Tyler Clary and takes first with a total time of 1:58.04.

2013 Swimming World Cup: Beijing: American Godsoe wins 100m Backstroke

Eugene Godsoe (USA) finished with a winning time of 50.15, beating 2nd place Hurley (AUS) by just .09 seconds. Fellow American Thomas Shields finished in 3rd place.

2013 Swimming World Cup: Tokyo: Kaneko wins 200m Backstroke

The race was a battle between Mitchell Larkin and Yuki Shirai (JPN) until the last length, when Masaki Kaneko (JPN) sprinted to the line to win the Men’s 200m backstroke by .13 seconds.

2013 FINA World Cup: Tokyo: Gyurta wins 200m Backstroke

Daniel Gyurta (HUN) gets his first win this season in the World Cup, with a Cup record at 2:01.30, beating Yasuhiro Koseki (JPN) by 2.33 seconds.

2013 Swimming World Cup: Singapore: Eugene Godsoe wins 50m Backstroke

American Eugene Godsoe won with a time of 23.12, beating 2nd place swimmer Robert Hurley by .14 seconds. This is Godsoe’s 2nd gold medal as he was the winner in yesterday’s 100m backstroke.

2013 Swimming World Cup: Singapore: American Godsoe wins 100m Backstroke

25 year old Eugene Godsoe (USA) won with a time of 50.21, beating 2nd place Hurley (AUS) by just .09 seconds. This is Godsoe’s first win in this WC season.

2013 FINA World Cup: Men’s 200m Backstroke: Kawecki beats Clary

Radoslaw Kawecki (POL) finished with a winning time of 1:47.63, beating out American Tyler Clary by .97 seconds. Kawecki was the 200m backstroke silver medalist at the World Championships in Barcelona.

2013 FINA World Championships: Men’s 100m Backstroke: Matt Grevers wins

Matt Grevers (USA) finished with a time of 52.93, beating out fellow American David Plummer. Newly married Grevers put his honeymoon on hold to compete at this year’s world championships.

2013 FINA World Championships: Women’s 100m Backstroke: Missy Franklin wins

Missy Franklin (USA) picked up her 2nd gold medal at this year’s championships. finishing the backstroke with a time of 58.42. Her time was the best time this year and the 6th fastest time in history.

2013 USA Swimming National Championships: World Trials: Franklin wins 200m backstroke

Missy Franklin has been a winning machine at this years nationals, picking up wins in the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, and now the 200m backstroke. Franklin’s 200m backstroke time of 2:05.68 is the fastest time ever recorded in US waters.

2013 USA Swimming National Championships: World Trials: Ryan Lochte wins 200m backstroke

Ryan Lochte did it again, finishing the 200m backstroke with a winning time of 1:55.16 over Tyler Clary. Lochte raced just one hour after winning the 200m freestyle earlier in the day.

2013 USA Swimming Grand Prix: Charlotte: Women’s 200m Backstroke: Kaitlin Harty wins

Kaitlin Harty finished with a winning time of 2:10.38, beating her personal best time by 4 seconds. Megan Romano finished in 2nd place.

2013 USA Swimming Grand Prix: Charlotte: Men’s 200m Backstroke: Lochte takes 4th, Murphy wins

Ryan Lochte finished with a time of 1:59.93 while Ryan Murphy went on to get the win finishing with a time of 1:59.93. Lochte took 3rd earlier in the 200IM.

2013 USA Swimming Grand Prix: Charlotte: Men’s 100m backstroke: Lochte gets 6th as Teduits wins

Ryan Lochte finished with a time of 55.48 but it was not good enough to beat the winner of the event Andrew Teduits who finished with a time of 54.43.

2013 Austin Grand Prix: Matt Grevers wins Men’s 100m Backstroke

After a victory Saturday in the 200m backstroke, Matt Grevers took home another win for the Americans, finishing with a time of 53.75.

2013 Austin Grand Prix: Missy Franklin wins Women’s 100m Backstroke

The reigning Olympic champion and record holder Missy Franklin (USA) added to her long list of victories for the weekend, finishing the Backstroke with a time of 1:00.00.

2013 Austin Grand Prix: Matt Grevers wins Men’s 200 Backstroke

Matt Grevers (USA) won with a time of 1:58.84, beating out second place Tyler Clary (USA) by 2.18 seconds. Grevers won the gold medal in the 100 meter Backstroke at the 2012 Olympics.

2013 Austin Grand Prix: Missy Franklin wins Women’s 200 Backstroke

The 17-year-old phenom never ceases to amaze as she picked up her second win of the day, finishing with a time of 2:07.31. Missy Franklin (USA) also holds the World Record for the event.

Franklin wins 200m backstroke gold

USA swimmer Missy Franklin reacts after the women’s 200m backstroke final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. Franklin won the gold medal setting a new world record at 2:04.06. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – American teenager Missy Franklin confirmed her arrival as the new queen of the […]

Grevers wins 100m backstroke gold

United States’ Matthew Grevers starts in a men’s 100-meter backstroke swimming heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sunday, July 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Matt Grevers collected his first individual gold medal on Monday when he led an American […]

Franklin wins 100m backstroke gold

United States’ Missy Franklin starts in the women’s 100-meter backstroke swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Missy Franklin lived up to her billing as the next big thing in women’s swimming when […]

2012 USA Olympic Swimming Trials: Matt Grevers wins 100 Backstroke

Matt Grevers heads to his second Olympics, posting 52.08, .14 seconds off the world record. Nick Thoman will join Grevers in London, .78 seconds behind.

2012 Charlotte UltraSwim: Ryan Murphy wins 200m Backstroke

At 1:58.09, 16 year old Ryan Murphy wins the 200m backstroke by just .03 seconds over Omar Pinzon.

2012 Charlotte UltraSwim: Elizabeth Pelton wins 200m Backstroke

At 2:09.41 Pelton wins the 200m Backstroke over Stephanie Proud by 1.17 seconds, Elizabeth Beisel was 7th.

Ryan Lochte 3rd in 100 Backstroke in Indianapolis

Ryan Lochte finished with a time of 54.75, tying him in third with Mathias Gydesen. Thomas Nick won the event .by 80 seconds over Lochte.

Missy Franklin wins 100 backstroke in Indianapolis

Missy Franklin finished with a time of 59.89, beating 2nd place Stephani Au by . 41 seconds, during the Indy Grand Prix @ the Nat at the Indiana University Natatorium.

2011 FINA World Cup: Phelps Seals 200m Backstroke

United States’ veteran and Olympic champion, Michael Phelps, took control of the 200m Backstroke during the 2011 FINA World Cup series in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

Team USA Wins 22 Medals at Youth Olympics

By Seth Rubinroit Team USA won 22 overall medals at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games to finish third behind China and Russia. Below are highlights of all 10 U.S. gold medals: Women’s 3×3 Basketball Jajaira Gonzalez: Boxing Shakur Stevenson: Boxing Sabrina Massialas: Fencing (Foil) Kendall Yount: Judo Hannah Moore: Swimming (200m backstroke) Hannah Moore: […]

Michael Phelps Wins First International Race Since Olympics

Michael Phelps at the Pan Pacific swimming championships (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Aug 23 (Reuters) – It’s not often that Michael Phelps gets upstaged in the pool, especially when he wins. But that’s exactly what happened at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. Phelps won his first individual gold medal at an international meet in two […]

Phelps impresses in first international comeback race

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps made an ominous return to international competition on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 100 meters freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships at Australia’s Gold Coast. Taking on the world’s best sprinters in an event he rarely competed in even at his peak, Phelps won […]

Ledecky wins twice on opening day of Pan Pacs

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Katie Ledecky enhanced her status as swimming’s new teen queen with two victories in less than an hour on the opening day of the Pan Pacific championships on Thursday. The 17-year-old American took the 200 metres freestyle after world champion Missy Franklin failed to qualify for the final. […]

2014 Youth Olympics: Moore and Esposito tie in 200m Back

At 2:10.42 in the women’s 200m Backstroke, Hannah Moore (USA) gets the gold, sharing it with Ambra Espostio (ITA) who had an amazing final lap to catch up.

2014 Youth Olympics: Smiddy wins 100m Back

In the Women’s 100m Backstroke, Clara Smiddy (USA) gets the win at 1:00.22, just .01 seconds faster than Jessica Fullalova (GBR).

Ledecky sets world record in 400 meters freestyle

Photo Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – American teenager Katie Ledecky set a world record in the 400 meters freestyle at the U.S. National Championships in Irvine, California on Saturday, while Michael Phelps struggled home in sixth in the 100m backstroke. The 17-year-old Ledecky clocked 3 minutes, 58.86 seconds to better the previous record of 3:59.15 […]

Phelps makes U.S. squad as Olympic hopes gather steam

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016 when he was named along with exciting teenagers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin on the U.S. team for the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday. Phelps’ qualification for the Aug. 21-24 championships on Australia’s […]

Michael Phelps Seeks Motivation From Butterfly Defeat

Michael Phelps, left, and Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Aug 8 (Reuters) – Crestfallen Michael Phelps says his narrow defeat in the 100 metres butterfly final at the U.S. National Championships in California on Friday will serve as motivation to not get beaten again. Tom Shields edged out the 18-times Olympic gold medalist by […]

Ryan Lochte Gives Medal to Fan

.@RyanLochte gave this lucky fan his medal from tonight's 200m backstroke #Phillips66Nats #FunnestSport pic.twitter.com/ODij7PNk2u — USA Swimming (@USA_Swimming) August 8, 2014 By Seth Rubinroit A lucky fan went home with Ryan Lochte’s bronze medal from the men’s 200m backstroke at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, CA. Lochte led for three-quarters of the […]

Katie Ledecky Beats Missy Franklin in 200m Freestyle

Katie Ledecky (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Reuters) – Katie Ledecky swam the second-fastest time in the world this year to win the women’s 200 meters freestyle at the U.S. National Championships in Irvine, California on Thursday. Ledecky held a narrow lead over Missy Franklin after 100 but surged clear in the second half of the […]

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte Set for Duel at U.S. Nationals

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Matt York) Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are expected to race at USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships on Wednesday, August 6, at 9 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. Aug 5 (Reuters) – Olympic swim king Michael Phelps and reigning Swimmer of the Year Ryan Lochte will wage […]

Phelps beaten by Agnel in slow 100m freestyle

PHOTO CREDIT: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Michael Phelps was edged by Frenchman Yannick Agnel in the 100 meters freestyle final in Athens, Georgia, on Sunday. Agnel, the Olympic 200m freestyle champion, touched in 49.37 seconds, with his North Baltimore training partner Phelps second in 49.42. Ryan Lochte was third in 49.63, but the […]

Phelps continues building on return with third in 200 IM

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Michael Phelps continued his return to competitive swimming with third place in the 200 meters individual medley at the Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara on Sunday. Phelps, competing in the 200 medley for the first time since taking gold at the 2012 London Olympics, showed early flashes of that […]

5 Storylines of the Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com) By Mike Gustafson This weekend, hundreds of the best swimmers around the country flock west and converge in Santa Clara, California. The Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara commences on Thursday, featuring numerous Olympians, NCAA veterans, post-graduates, club swimmers, high schoolers, and age groupers from all over the world. Huge names […]

Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin Expected to Headline Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara

Missy Franklin (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) and Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) are expected to highlight a star-studded field for next week’s Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara, the final stop of USA Swimming’s 2013-14 Arena Grand Prix Series. The four-day meet […]

2014 Mesa Swimming Grand Prix: Clary wins Men’s 400m Individual Medley

In the Men’s Medley 400m, Tyler Clary, who got Gold in the 200m backstroke at the London Olympics, takes 1st with a total time of 4:19.00.

2014 Orlando Swimming Grand Prix: Verraszto wins 400m IM

In the Men’s Individual Meldey, the 200m Backstroke Olympic Champ, and fav, Tyler Clary (USA) finished 4.67 seconds slower than David Verraszto (HUN), who finished at 4:16.03.

2013 Swimming World Cup: Beijing: Eugene Godsoe wins 200m Back

Eugene Godsoe (USA) picked up his 2nd gold medal of the day after finishing with time of 1:51.29. Godsoe won the men’s 50m backstroke earlier in the day.

2013 Swimming World Cup: Tokyo: Godsoe wins 50m Back

Eugene Godsoe (USA) picks up his second win in the Men’s 50m Backstroke this season, posting the fastest time of the year at 23.07 seconds.

2013 Swimming World Cup: Singapore: American Godsoe wins gold in 200m Back

Eugene Godsoe (USA) won with a time of 1:50.56 to earn his 2nd gold medal on the day. Godsoe was also the winner in yesterday’s 100m Backstroke.

 
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