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French duo share historic gold in men's 100m backstroke

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Latest update : 2011-07-26

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.

Date created : 2011-07-26

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