Race Video: Mitch Larkin Smokes 50 Back Australian Record (22.91)

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Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

Mitch Larkin uncorked an Australian record in the men’s 50-meter back at the 2015 Australian Short Course Championships.

Swimming Australia provided the following race footage.

Swimming Australia’s 50 back report:

Mitch Larkin (St Peters Western) successfully defended his Australian title, in a new Australian record time of 22.91 (11.44) – taking 0.13 off Robert Hurley’s2012 time of 23.04.

He was only 0.06secs off South African Gerhard Zandberg’s Commonwealth mark of 22.85 set towards the back end of the super-suit era in 2009.

“It’s a real splash and dash event and it’s a good hit out for my two main events the 100 and 200m coming up over the next two days and I’m really looking forward to those events,” said Larkin, who has re-written the record books over 100 and 200m backstroke this year.

Second was world championship bronze medallist Ben Treffers (Burley Griffin, ACT) 24.16 withDavid Morgan (TSS, QLD) third in 24.39.