Mitchell Larkin Moves to 10th All Time in 100 Back History at 2015 FINA World Championships

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Mitchell Larkin of Australia moved into the top 10 all time in the men’s 100-meter back with an Oceania record at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Larkin raced his way to a sizzling time of 52.50.  That swim blasted the previous world best from this year of 52.88 from Chris Walker-Hebborn at the British Nationals.  It also moved Larkin to 10th all time in the event’s history.

All Time 100 Back

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USA’s Matt Grevers cruised through the final heat to qualify second overall in 53.21, while China’s Xu Jiayu qualified third in 53.29.

Great Britain’s Liam Tancock (53.35) and Japan’s Ryosuke Irie (53.37) comprised the rest of the top five.

Brazil’s Guilherme Guido (53.57), Great Britain’s Chris Walker-Hebborn (53.64), Russia’s Grigory Tarasevich (53.69), Russia’s Evgeny Rylov (53.74) and Germany’s Jan-Philip Glania (53.78) also made the top 10.

Italy’s Simone Sabbioni (53.83), France’s Jeremy Stravius (53.92), France’s Camille Lacourt (53.92), Israel’s Yakov Toumarkin (53.92), Australia’s Ben Treffers (54.00) and USA’s David Plummer (54.06) will also move on to the semis.


  • Women’s 100 back
  • Men’s 100 back
  • Women’s 100 breast
  • Men’s 200 free
  • Women’s 1500 free


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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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