Grevers reacts to 100 Back WR (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Tony Carroll. 

After breaking the US Open last night leading off the men’s medley relay, Matt Grevers can add another World Record to his resume! Grevers was phenomenal during today’s individual 100 backstroke, lowering Nick Thoman‘s world record from 2009 of 48.94. That time also lowers the American and US Open Records as well.

Arkady Vyatchanin picked up second place points for the European All-Stars with a 50.37 and Eugene Godsoe finished third for Team USA at 51.08.

After the men’s 100 backstroke, Team USA leads 111 to 65. PDF Results

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His 100 free on the 4 X 100 free relay was pretty special, too. A reminder of what he did in the prelims of the relay in London. I wouldn’t count him out for a spot on it for Rio. He’s a gamer when the lights are brightest. Plus, you gotta love this guy. He swam at Masters’ nationals last Spring, talked to and had photos with everyone (I mean everyone) — always smiling, always expressing gratitude. (He swam pretty fast, too.) I realize it was part of his gig with Tyr, but you can’t fake that terrific personality and people connection. Plus, he was incredibly gracious when Cordes false started away a Worlds relay win by blaming himself for… Read more »

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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