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

Written by: Staff

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.


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