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Commonwealth-Swimming-England go one-two in men's 50m backstroke

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MELBOURNE, Mar 17 (Reuters) Matthew Clay pipped his English training partner Liam Tancock to win the men's 50 metres backstroke final at the Commonwealth Games today.

Clay won the gold in a time of 25.04 seconds, just 0.06 ahead of Tancock, who went into the final as the favourite after just missing Thomas Rupprath's world record of 24.80 in Thursday's semi-finals.

South Africa's Johannes Zandberg finished third in 25.16 to add a bronze to the gold he collected in Thursday night's 4x100m freestyle relay.

Clay, who was born in South Africa but raised in England, is a team mate of Tancock at England's Loughborough University.

REUTERS PM ND1454

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