Race Video: Vyatchanin Wins 100 Backstroke, 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa

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Men’s 100 Backstroke – Finals – Reported by SwimSwam

Prior to the race they announced that Ryan Lochte is unable to race and will not be swimming in the final tonight. Michael Andrew was scratched into Lochte’s final spot. Arkady Vyatchanin (54.40) got his hand on the wall for the win, reaching in just ahead of Matt Grevers (54.50). David Plummer was third at 55.85, followed by Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich in fourth with a time of 56.01.

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6 years ago

Why did Michael Andrew take Lochte’s spot rather than the 9th place prelims finisher Shapira?

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