Mitch Larkin Unleashes 6th Fastest 200 Back Ever

Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

Australia’s Mitch Larkin was at it again, this time blasting his world best this year that also stands at the Commonwealth and Australian records in the 200 back at the 2015 FINA World Cup Dubai.

Larkin blazed his way to a sizzling 1:53.17.  That swim broke his previous world best and record-setting time of 1:53.34 from the Tokyo stop of the World Cup. It also stands sixth all time in the event’s history.

All Time 200 Back

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Larkin accomplished the feat while basically swimming by himself as he won by nearly five seconds.  Japan’s Masaki Kaneto finished second in 1:58.06 with Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank taking third in 1:58.68.

Czech’s Roman Dmytrijev (2:00.21), South Africa’s Chad le Clos (2:00.23), Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah (2:01.03), USA’s Michael Reilman (2:01.52) and South Africa’s Martin Binedell (2:03.26) finished fourth through eighth.


  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 200 free
  • Women’s 50 breast
  • Men’s 100 breast
  • Men’s 100 fly
  • Women’s 100 back
  • Men’s 50 back
  • Women’s 200 fly
  • Men’s 200 IM
  • Women’s 400 free
  • Men’s 50 free
  • Women’s 200 breast
  • Men’s 200 back
  • Women’s 50 fly
  • Men’s 1500 free
  • Women’s 400 IM
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