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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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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.
Backstroker 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.
US backstroker 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.
Another backstroker, 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.