Watch Yuanhui win 50 Backstroke World Championships – Race Video

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2013 World Champion: Zhao Jing, CHN – 27.29
World Record: 27.06 – Zhao Jing, CHN – 2009
Championship Record: 27.06 – Zhao Jing, CHN – 2009

GOLD: Fu Yuanhui, CHN – 27.11
SILVER: Etiene Medeiros, BRA – 27.26
BRONZE: Liu Xiang, CHN – 27.58

Fu Yuanhui won the women’s 50 backstroke, picking up the first of China’s two podium spots. She nearly broke the World record of 27.06 with her time of 27.11. Etiene Medeiros of Brazil broke the Americas record and won the silver medal with her time of 27.26. Liu Xiang earned the Bronze medal for China, posting a time of 27.58.
Emily Seebohm of Australia just missed the podium in the 50 backstroke with her time of 27.66. She won the 100 backstroke earlier in the week.

Mie Nielsen (DEN), Madison Wilson (AUS), and Lauren Quigley (GBR) all finished in fifth through seventh with 27’s.

The final was rounded out by Theodora Drakou of Greece with a time of 28.17.

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