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MEN’S 50 BACKSTROKE – FINALS
- 2012 World Champ: 23.04 – Robert Hurley – Australia
- 2010 World Champ: 22.93 – Stanislav Donets – Russia
Meet Record: 22.93 – Stanislav Donets – Russia – 2010 World Record: 22.61 – Peter Marshall – United States
Another 50-meter world record for Florent Manaudou. The French bulldozer absolutely crushed the 50 back field, going 22.22 to erase yet another super-suited world record from 2009. Manaudou was about four tenths under the world record, a huge margin in a 50, and he took gold by over eight tenths.
American Eugene Godsoe just beat out meet record-holder Stanislav Donets of Russia, 23.05 to 23.10. They took home silver and bronze, respectively, with a whole wave of athletes behind them. Albert Subirats of Egypt (23.16) and 100 back gold medalist Mitch Larkin of Australia (23.18) were the closest, and American Matt Grevers took 6th in 23.32.