M200 Back Semis: Australian Mitchell Larkin Looking to Reel in Some More Gold

Mitchell Larkin of Australia - world s/c champion - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Coming off a gold medal in the 100 backstroke, Aussie Mitchell Larkin put himself in position to double in the 200 backstroke.

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Coming off a gold medal in the 100 backstroke, Aussie Mitchell Larkin put himself in position to double in the 200 backstroke.

Comments

Verram

I think Clary, Murphy and Irie will drop significantly for the final, low 1:54 to 1:53s territory… Larkin wont have it all his own way

aswimfan

Watch out for Rylov as well. still young, in constant improvement and is gaining momentum

Sabastian Tran

His improvement is highly impressive and consistent, and reflects the realisation of hard work and a remarkable talent. He’s the obvious contender for top aussie honours, along with Seebohm from an otherwise unremarkable Aussie outing.

No one has gone 1:53 since Lochte in 2012, if I’m correct. I anticipate a drop from clary and the entire field to be honest, but I think Larkin has it in him to swim a 1:53mid. he could pick up a couple of tented in the front 100m and on the way back, the last 50 I think he has the legs for 28high.

I honestly wouldn’t mind if he picks up the 200IM again in 2017.

aswimfan

I know that we shouldnt underestimate Clary in big meets, but he’s looking pretty rough.

I think two medals are Larkin and Irie.
the other one..who knows

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