World Aquatics Championships: Luke Greenbank wins 200m backstroke bronze

Written by on July 26, 2019

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            </figure><p class="sp-story-body__introduction">Britain's Luke Greenbank won his first senior international medal by claiming bronze in the men's 200m backstroke at the World Aquatics Championships.</p>

Greenbank fought back from sixth place at the halfway stage to set a new personal best of one minute 55.85 seconds in Gwangju.

Russia’s Evgeny Rylov won gold, while American Ryan Murphy took silver.

“To be up in the medals at a World Championship is a dream come true really,” Greenbank, 21, said.

“I went in there quite relaxed, but confident, and I just stuck to my race plan and it seems to have paid off.

“I knew if I had a good last 50m I’d be in for a good swim – it’s quite difficult to put it into words.”

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