Matthew Klotz Breaks 200 Backstroke Deaf World Record on Sunday

LSU undergrad Matthew Klotz has re-broken his own Deaf World Record in the 200 backstroke on Sunday, 24 hours after breaking the 100 backstroke record during Saturday’s prelims.

Klotz swam a 2:03,50 on Sunday morning to qualify 1st through to the finals at the Tiger Aquatics Summer Classic in Baton Rogue, Louisiana. That took more than a full second from the old record of 2:04.51

Unlike the 100 back record, which Klotz has broken 4 times since the beginning of 2015, his World Record in the 200 back has stood since 2014 when he set the old record at the 2014 Junior National Championships.

The swim will also give Klotz a second event to swim at next week’s Olympic Trials. His swim was .29 seconds better than the qualifying standard, so he’ll be eligible to race the 100 and 200 back in Omaha, Nebraska.



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