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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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Fourteen-year-olds Ana Lazar and Natalya Sharp completed the medals for the older swimmers, Lazar winning silver in the 50m backstroke and bronze medals in the 50m freestyle and 200m butterfly, setting new pbs in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle and the 50m backstroke.
20 in the 200m backstroke, with Cardiff's Xavier Mohammed finishing in sixth.
The 100m backstroke title added to the 200m and 50m crowns he won earlier last week.
Hayley also won places in the finals of 50m backstroke - placing fifth with a new personal best time - and 100m butterfly.
Carlisle was a World Championship Trails finalist last year in the 100 and 200 metres backstroke.
And there was a good medal haul, with Cross leading the way winning open-age gold in the 100m and 200m bacKstroKe and silver in the open age 200m individual medley.
Seebohm will be joined by teammate Belinda Hocking, who also took silver at the 2013 World Championships in the 200m backstroke behind US legend Missy Franklin.
Welshman Morgyn Peters finished fifth in the final of the 100m S9 backstroke final.
He also picked up a bronze in the 100 metres backstroke for good measure.
77, while Class Aquatics teammate Haley Preston took first in the girls' 11- to 12-year-old 50 backstroke with a time of 33.
Stephen Parry rounded off the British Short Course Championships in Cambridge last night with his fifth gold medal when he powered to the 100 metres backstroke title.
SARAH PRICE smashed the British 200m backstroke record at the Bath Grand Prix to confirm her domestic dominance of the discipline.