Race Video: Kaneko stuns in 200 Back taking Tokyo FINA World Cup Win

Race video is courtesy of Universal Sports Network, a SwimSwam Partner.

Via Universal Sports:

2013, Tokyo, Japan, FINA Swimming World Cup: The whole race was a battle between Mitchell Larkin and Yuki Shirai (JPN) until the last length, when Masaki Kaneko (JPN) sprinted to the line to win the Men’s 200m backstroke by .13 seconds

Via SwimSwam Jeff Grace – coverage of Men’s 200 backstroke

Masaki Kaneko of Japan took the men’s 200 backstroke in a time of 1:49.76 just missing the Japanese national record of 1:49.69 set by Yuki Shirai in 2012. Kaneko trailed Australian Mitch Larkin by almost a second and a half at the halfway point, but was able to overtake Larkin in the final 50 meters.

Larkin finished second in a time of 1:49.89 followed by the Japanese national record holder Shirai who touched in a time of 1:50.32.

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