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MEN’S 50M BACKSTROKE – FINALS

2013 World Champion: Camille Lacourt, FRA – 24.42
World Record: 24.04 – Liam Tancock, GBR – 2009
Championship Record: 24.04 – Liam Tancock, GBR – 2009

GOLD: Camille Lacourt, FRA – 24.23
SILVER: Matt Grevers, USA – 24.61
BRONZE: Ben Treffers, AUS – 24.69

Camille Lacourt was able to defend his World Title with an improved time of 24.23, winning for the second consecutive time. Matt Grevers won the Silver medal with his time of 24.61, and Ben Treffers picked up the Bronze for Australia.

Mitchell Larkin was .01 away from joining Laszlo Zseh as a medalist in all three events of the stroke. He finished fourth to his teammate with a time of 24.70.

Vladamir Morozov and Lavrans Solli finished fifth and sixth at 24.73 and 24.84. Liam Tancock and David Plummer rounded out the final at 24.88 and 24.95.

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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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