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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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Kim, the backstroker, Jamie, the breastroker, Christy and Taralee all nodded.
Evans joins several other leading American swimmers as part of the Arena team, including Olympic and world champion breaststroker, Rebecca Soni, recently retired Olympic and world champion backstroker, Aaron Peirsol, and Olympic breaststroker, Eric Shanteau.
Liam Tancock is a consistent world-class performer while fellow backstroker James Goddard was one of the top Britons at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
To demonstrate zero-tolerance for doping before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China banned backstroker Ouyang Kunpeng for life for failing a drug test.
Japan has managed just five swimming gold medals, two of them from world silver-winning backstroker Ryosuke Irie.
1 backstroker ( Stoeckel), but that's one of the reasons you come with a number of people -- to have cover for such things.
Joining Lee in that event will be North Eugene senior Kelly McGrath, who had been the league's best backstroker the past couple of seasons.
She thus became the first Briton since Katy Sexton - also a Portsmouth Northsea backstroker - and James Gibson to claim gold at the World Championships.
Fellow backstroker Liam Tancock had high hopes in the men's event, but finished in a tie for fourth place.
Then, on the trip, the leading American female backstroker, Eleanor Holm Jarrett, was kicked off the team for drinking.
Peirsol, the first male backstroker to crack the 53-second barrier at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, rallied from a slight deficit at the midway point -- in which four swimmers were under his world-record split -- to clock 52.
This guy here is ranked 19th in the country," Feaster says, pointing to a powerful backstroker.