Analysis M100 Back: Mitch Larkin’s Rise Into All-Time Top 10 A Barometer For Kazan 2015

Mitch Larkin - a 200m only swimmer at Barcelona 2013, he took gold over two laps at Kazan 2015 and added the four-lap crown to boot … now he's swiftest 100m man in the world, too - images by Patrick B. Kraemer and (right) Craig Lord

Mitch Larkin’s victory at the world swimming championships in Kazan may be more significant than what it meant for the man and his impact on the all-time performers and performances top 10 lists. Australia took three of the six medals in the 100m backstroke on day 3; the kind of swing the Dolphins need if they are to emerge from the meet ahead of the USA on gold count

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Mitch Larkin’s victory at the world swimming championships in Kazan may be more significant than what it meant for the man and his impact on the all-time performers and performances top 10 lists. Australia took three of the six medals in the 100m backstroke on day 3; the kind of swing the Dolphins need if they are to emerge from the meet ahead of the USA on gold count

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