French duo share historic gold in men's 100m backstroke
France's Camille Lacourt and Jeremy Stravius finished in a rare dead heat in the final of the men's 100 backstroke on Tuesday, becoming the first Frenchmen to take gold at a swimming world championship.
AP - Camille Lacourt and Jeremy Stravius of France finished in a rare dead heat for gold in the men's 100-meter backstroke at the world swimming championships.
Teammates Lacourt and Stravius finished in a time of 52.76 seconds. No silver medal will be awarded, so the bronze Tuesday went to Irie Ryosuke of Japan in a time of 52.98.
It was the first individual medal of any type for the French swimmers at the world titles.