54, with Tancock, better known as a backstroker
but possibly aiming for a relay spot, setting a new personal best by more than a second in 49.
Mr Sykes was the chairman of Coventry Swimming Club until last year and became Britain's leading backstroker
from 1955 to 1962.
Gregor Tait, Goddard and Tancock had lowered the British record in three successive races and here Goddard overhauled fellow backstroker
Tancock to win in one minute 57.
Miyashita gave Japan an advantage of 0.
The first British swimmer to use the backstroke as we know it today, he broke the British record three times and was the fastest backstroker
in Europe for two years from 1922.
Between 1922 and 1924, he was the fastest backstroker
in Europe, before European events were introduced, and finished fifth to the great Weissmuller at the 1924 Olympics.
Aaron Peirsol insisted Kitajima only won because he used an illegal dolphin kick.
British Olympic backstroker
Martin Harris won the 100 metres backstroke as expected in a time of 54.
I am not a 59sec 100m backstroker
and I never will be.
CITY of Newcastle's Phoebe Lenderyou reinforced her place as the top backstroker
in the region with emphatic wins at the North East Championships at Sunderland.
, former European Junior champion Marco Loughran, also thrived, reaching two finals.
He was a member of Coventry Swimming Club and became Britain's leading backstroker
from 1955 to 1962, breaking several records.