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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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0.1 million for 12-year-old Mohammad Ahmad Durrani for creating two new national records in 50 breaststroke and 100m back stroke also won two gold medals for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Contemporary competitive swimming demands four strokes: free style, back stroke, breast stroke, and butterfly.
"Beginners should know how to swim freestyle and back stroke, also playing gymnastics can give them an edge in the water.
Seebohm, who also took the 100-metre and 200-metre back stroke double in Kazan, again proved too good for series leader Katinka Hosszu, claiming gold in the 50-metre and 100-metre before putting in a stunning performance coming from behind to take the 200-metre and the treble with the fifth fastest time this year.
He said: "The siren sounded in the middle of my back stroke which was nice - but these things happen.
The mistake is that a player will push the left knee out on the back stroke and push the right knee out on the through stroke while pulling the left knee back in, creating a rocking motion with the legs.
Taking part in the Coventry and District Primaries Junior 5s Sarah powered her way through three key races: the 100 metre individual medley, 200 metre freestyle and 50 metre back stroke.
Users can also record their sketching in the S Note app and play it back stroke by stroke.
London, July 31 ( ANI ): Researchers have created a robot that can perfectly replicate back stroke swimming.
Pregnant Stewart, who swam back stroke at county level for her school in Essex as a teenager, said: "I have always enjoyed swimming and found it a great way to keep in shape, both for modelling and fitness."
After recent injuries Alice Sharp, 15, was back on top form winning a silver medal in the 50m freestyle, a bronze in the 100m freestyle and a fifth place medal in the 50m back stroke.