Plummer Tops Podium in Backstroke, Video Interview

Men’s 50 Backstroke Profile – 2013 World Championship Trials – as reported by swimswam:

Ben Hesen‘s 50 backstroke US Open record of 24.71 had stood since 2008, until this evening when David Plummer recorded a time of 24.52. Plummer’s time is also the fastest time in the world this year surpassing Jeremy Stravius of France who had posted a time of 24.61 in April.

Plummer who had a disappointing Olympic Trials, finishing third in the 100 backstroke, will be looking to secure a spot on his second straight World Championships team (the win in the stroke 50s does not guarantee athletes a spot on the team) tomorrow in the 100 backstroke. His season’s best time of 54.28 is the second fastest time this year by an American with Matt Grevers having recorded a 53.75 in January.

At the World Championships in Shanghai in 2011 Plummer finished fifth in both the 50 and 100 backstroke and was part of the 4 x 100 medley relay team that won gold.

See Matt Grevers 50 backstroke post race interview here.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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