Backstroke

The backstroke, also sometimes called the back crawl or the upside-down freestyle, is one of the four swimming styles regulated by FINA, and the only regulated style swum on the back. This has the advantage of easy breathing, but the disadvantage of swimmers not being able to see where they are going. It is also the only competition swimming style that has a different start. The swimming style is similar to an upside down front crawl. Both backstroke and front crawl are long-axis strokes. In Individual medley backstroke is the second style swum; in the team medley it is the first style swum.

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Shiho Sakai - Personal Bests
... In long course 50m backstroke 27.88 (July 29, 2009) 100m backstroke 59.14 Asian Japanese Record (July 28, 2009) 200m backstroke 209.06 (August 28, 2008 ...
Andrew Lindsay (swimmer)
... in Atlanta Lindsay competed in men's 50, 100 and 400 m freestyle and 100 m backstroke, winning the silver medal in the latter ... He repeated the events at the 2000 Games in Sydney, this time winning gold in the 100 m backstroke ... He is the current world record holder for the S7 category over 200 m backstroke ...
Swimming At The 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 Metre Backstroke
... The women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 10–12 August at the Beijing National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China ... place in the turn, Margaret Hoelzer continued her impressive form in the shorter backstroke to pick up a bronze in 59.34, handing the entire medal haul for Team USA in the pool ...
Olympic and Long Course World Champions in Backstroke - Women
... Olympic champions in Women's 100 m Backstroke 1924 Sybil Bauer 1928 Marie Braun 1932 Eleanor Holm 1936 Nida Senff 1948 Karen Harup 1952 Joan Harrison 1956 Judy Grinham 1960 Lynn Burke 1964 Cathy ...
Lauren English - International Competitions
... She won a Silver in the 100 backstroke, a bronze in the 200 backstroke, and a Bronze in the 400 Medley Relay at the 2005 Junior Pan Pacific Meet ... team and was a finalist in the 100 backstroke at the 2006 Pan Pacific Meet ...