Swimming - France's Lacourt wins 50 metres backstroke gold

Camille Lacourt of France won gold in the men's 50 metres backstroke at the world swimming championships on Sunday.

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Lacourt, silver medallist at the last championships in Shanghai two years ago, clocked a time of 24.42 seconds, with compatriot Jeremy Stravius and American Matt Grevers tying for second in 24.54.

The 50 backstroke is a non-Olympic event.

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