Larkin Leads Another Aussie Sweep – As 1st Man Ever To Claim 50-100-200 Wipeout

A crown never retained. Until now, though the man who kept the Games record once more, James Goddard with his 1:55.58 from 2010, is also joined by Australia’s Mitch Larkin in the club of aces who have claimed 200m backstroke gold twice. Bradley Woodward came home for silver in 1:56.57, Josh Beaver on 1:57.04 to block England’s Luke Greenback, on 1:57.43, the outcome marking the third sweep and first successive sweep – all Australian, since it all began in 1962. There was another line in history written, too: Larkin is the first man ever to claim all three backstroke titles at the Games.

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A crown never retained. Until now, though the man who kept the Games record once more, James Goddard with his 1:55.58 from 2010, is also joined by Australia’s Mitch Larkin in the club of aces who have claimed 200m backstroke gold twice. Bradley Woodward came home for silver in 1:56.57, Josh Beaver on 1:57.04 to block England’s Luke Greenback, on 1:57.43, the outcome marking the third sweep and first successive sweep – all Australian, since it all began in 1962. There was another line in history written, too: Larkin is the first man ever to claim all three backstroke titles at the Games.

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