backstroke

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backstroke

1. Swimming
a. a stroke performed on the back, using backward circular strokes of each arm and flipper movements of the feet
b. (as modifier): the backstroke champion
2. Chiefly US a backhanded stroke
3. Bell-ringing the upward movement of the bell rope as the bell swings back and forth
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She also took gold in the 50m and 100m back crawl and backed those up with silver in the 50m and 100m butterfly events.
Joanne, 15, from Almondbury, gained silver in the 25-metre back crawl.
In the swimming galas, Joshua Garlick and Michael Truby were first and third respectively in the breastroke event while William Garlick was second in the back crawl.
Thirteen-year-old Emily Moorhouse, of Honley, won gold in the 25m freestyle race and a bronze medal for her 25m back crawl.
Godfrey took gold in both the 50m and 100m freestyle events; silver in the 50m and 100m back crawl and 50m butterfly, and backed that up with a bronze in the freestyle team event.
3] Peter Welh back crawls through mud-filled trenches as part of an obstacle course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC), located in the Northern Training Area on the island of Okinawa.