Arkady Vyatchanin Moves to 4th in World in 200 Back

Photo Courtesy: Azaria Basile

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NYAC’s Arkady Vyatchanin turned in a sizzling time to win the men’s 200-meter back at the Arena Pro Swim Series Charlotte.

Vyatchanin, now a Serbian swimmer after defecting as a Russian Olympian, took home the title with a 1:56.31 for the victory.  That effort moved him to fourth in the world behind Ryosuke Irie (1:54.62), Mitch Larkin (1:55.52) and Xu Jiayu (1:56.26).

Vyatchanin beat a pair of Olympic gold medalists as SwimMAC’s Tyler Clary placed second in 1:58.43 and Ryan Lochte earned third  in 1:58.56.

Jack Conger (1:59.85), Omar Pinzon (1:59.92), Jonathan Roberts (2:00.10), Tristan Sanders (2:02.53) and Jay Litherland (2:05.22) also swam in the finale.

Canada’s Markus Thormeyer won the B final in a time of 2:01.68 with Canadian teammate Javier Acevedo placing second in 2:02.41.


  • Women’s 800 free
  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Men’s 200 IM
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Men’s 200 back
  • Women’s 50 breast
  • Men’s 50 breast
  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 100 free
  • Men’s 1500 free





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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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