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2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando
MEN 200M Backstroke – FINAL
Swimming his first long course meet since announcing his plan to gain Serbian citizenship and represent the country internationally, World Record holder Arkady Vyatchanin capped off a successful weekend with a 1:58.28 to top the men’s 200 backstroke. Vyatchanin split 29.73 over the last 50, a full second better than anyone else in this race, to really separate himself.
Taking 2nd was his former countrymate, and current Louisville sophomore, Grigory Tarasevich in 1:59.57.
Brtiain’s Luke Greenbank finished off yet another international 1-2-3 on the final day of this meet by swimming a 2:00.89.
Omar Pinzon, a Colombian currently representing the Bolles School, is 4th in 2:02.01, and 16-year old Michael Taylor from the Dynamo Swim Club was 5th in 2:04.23.
Britain’s Joseph Hulme had a strong swim out of the B-Final to win in 2:02.61, just fighting off a late charge from Sarasota YMCA 15-year old Austin Katz (2:02.88).