American swimmer Ryan Murphy won the 100-metre backstroke in Rio to pick up the first gold medal of his young career, Now eyes on 200m backstroke
When Murphy was eight, he hand-wrote a letter to his parents to inform them that he had very serious Olympic aspirations.
This race was always going to be tight too, with less than a second separating the qualifying times of the entire final field of eight. Despite touching first, Larkin missed out on a bronze medal by just 0.03, while Lacourt also missed out on a medal.
“But my speed was good today. I’ve really been trying to push the top end a bit more, and now I can focus on the 200.
Ryan Murphy did:-1:53:62
Mitchell Larkin did:-1:53:96
RYLOV Evgeny did:- 1:53:97
Last Records in Men’s 200m Backstroke
World Record:-1:51.92,USA, PEIRSOL Aaron in Rome 2009
Olympic Record:-1:53.41,USA, CLARY Tyler in London 2012
Men’s 200m Backstroke Heat Results:-