Poland’s Kawecki Holds off Pebley for 200 Back Gold

Photo Courtesy: Joao Marc Bosch

Men’s 200 Backstroke

Poland’s Radoslaw Kawecki used a late surge to hold off Jacob Pebley and the rest of the field in the men’s 200-meter backstroke final at the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships.

Kawecki won gold in 1:47.63, ahead of silver medal winner Pebley (1:48.98), of the United States.

Japan’s Masaki Kaneko (1:49.18) edged Australia’s Michell Larkin (1:49.25) for the bronze.

Lithuania’s Danas Rapsys (1:50.87) took fifth, followed by China’s Xu Jiayu (1:51.37), Japan’s Hayate Matsubara (1:52.16) and Romania’s Robert Glinta (1:52.57).

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