Ryan Murphy wins gold in the men’s 100 meter backstroke at the 2023 World Championships

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Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy. Photo Courtesy of Mike Lewis, USA Swimming

Ryan Murphy has a major reason to celebrate; he won the gold medal in the men’s 100 meter backstroke at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Japan. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the recap.

Murphy clocked 52.22 seconds in the final, and fellow American swimmer Hunter Armstrong finished in third place with a time of 52.58 seconds.

Ironically enough, despite being an Olympic gold medalist and former world record holder in this event, this marked Murphy’s first-ever world title in the men’s 100 meter backstroke event.

“It was an incredible race,” Murphy said. “It’s awesome to go against a great field and to get two Americans on the podium. It’s a nice start to my week by getting up on that podium and seeing the USA off to a great start. Hopefully we are starting to build some momentum and we keep it rolling from here. I think there have been a lot of times where I have gone out really fast, and there have been times where I have come back fast. You are really just feeling out where your body is at. Today I knew that the backend was going to be a little bit better,” Murphy elaborated.

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