Race Video: Arkady Vyatchanin wins 200 Back, Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando

Race Video is courtesy of USA Swimming.

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).

B Final

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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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