Arkady Vyatchanin competes in the men's 200 yard backstroke prelims during the U.S. Winter National Championships at the Texas Swimming Center.
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Commentary by Jeff Commings

SANTA CLARA, California, June 21. RUSSIAN Olympian Arkady Vyatchanin won by more than three seconds tonight in the men's 200-meter back at the Arena Grand Prix in Santa Clara.


Vyatchanin, who has elected not to swim for Russia internationally anymore and will not swim in a major international meet this year, raced to a 1:55.30 tonight. That clipped his fifth-ranked season best of 1:55.33 from the Charlotte stop of the Grand Prix circuit.

Tyler Clary touched a distant second in 1:58.41, while BlueFish's Connor Green took third in 1:59.26.