Mitchell Larkin Clips Top Field For 100 Back Title at 2015 FINA World Championships

Mitch Larkin Pan Pacs 2014 Swimming Australia
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Mitchell Larkin of Australia overhauled the men’s 100-meter back field for the world title at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Larkin, who posted a world best with an Oceanic record of 52.38 yesterday, won his first world title with a 52.40 this evening.  That swim is just outside the top 10 swims all time in the event’s history.

France’s Camille Lacourt charged his way into silver with a second-place time of 52.48.  That’s off his French record of 52.11, but good enough to claim a fifth career world title.  He now owns three golds and two silvers.

USA’s Matt Grevers, first at the 50 with a 25.40, couldn’t keep up the pace as he faded to third with a 52.66.  That swim gave him his first bronze at a world championship event as his career tally now rises to five with three golds, a silver and a bronze.

China’s Xu Jiayu (52.89), Great Britain’s Chris Walker-Hebborn (53.02), Japan’s Ryosuke Irie (53.10), Russia’s Evgeny Rylov (53.23) and Great Britain’s Liam Tancock (53.37) closed out the championship field.


  • Men’s 200 free finals
  • Women’s 100 back finals
  • Men’s 50 breast semis
  • Women’s 1500 free finals
  • Men’s 100 back finals
  • Women’s 200 free semis
  • Men’s 200 fly semis
  • Women’s 100 breast finals