Vyatchanin aims for Paris Open while awaiting a country to represent

  3 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | June 22nd, 2014 | Featured, News, US Grand Prix, Video

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2014 Arena Grand Prix in Santa Clara

Men’s 200 Backstroke – FINALS

Make it four in a row for Arkady Vyatchanin. His stroke rate was a little faster than it was this morning, leaving the rest of the field behind him. He looked so smooth, as usual, winning the race with a time of 1:55.30. That time will stand as the fifth fastest time in the world this year. His first half looked good, but his back half was really impressive, splitting a 58.4. He was the only swimmer under a minute in the final 100.


  1. Sven says:

    Wow, six tenths off his PB at this stage in training. Could be either a really good or bad sign, but I’m thinking we’ll see something big out of him come taper. I hate seeing such a good swimmer and seemingly nice guy put in limbo like this, hopefully something works out for him!

  2. Floppy says:

    He’s making a REALLY strong statement in the pool… but he needs to put some attention into finding a COUNTRY. I don’t think you can swim at World Champs or Olympics unattached…

  3. bobo gigi says:

    Wow! If he swim 1.55 untapered it could be huge in 2 weeks in France!

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