Video edit – Coleman Hodges
Men’s 100 Backstroke – 2014 Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte – Reported by SwimSwam
It was fairly close at the turn, but David Plummer had the lead with his 26.06 split. In the final 15 meters, Akrady Vyatchanin pulled ahead, out-touching Plummer to win the men’s 100 backstroke at 53.81. Plummer finished just behind him at 53.86. Junya Koga looked good through the 50, but faded slightly in the back half. He won the 50 backstroke yesterday, and finished third in this event today with a 54.93. Eugene Godsoe swam to fourth place in 55.04, and Charlie Boldison was fifth at 55.24.
Drew teDuits won the B-final of the men’s 100 backstroke with a time of 55.60.
Michael Andrew swam a 56.39 in the 100 backstroke. He was 13th overall.