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Aaron Piersol

Piersol has dominated the backstroke competitions around the world breaking the 100m world record in 2002.
PTI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2004 07:30 PM IST

Born: July 23, 1983
Country: United States of America
Weight: 77.1 kgs
Height: 193 cm
Event: Swimming (100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke)

Olympics Record:
2000 Sydney Olympics:  2nd 200m backstroke

Other Records:
2001 World Championships: 1st 200m backstroke
2002 World Championships: 1st 200m backstroke (1:51.17, WR),  2nd 100m backstroke, 1st 4x100m medley relay (3:29.00, WR)
2003 World Championships: 1st 100m backstroke, 1st 200m backstroke, 1st 4x100m medley relay (3:31.54, World Record),  2nd 4x200m free relay

Aaron Piersol became the youngest American (age 15) to break two minutes in 200m back, which he did at the 1999 Spring Nationals.

Four year ago at Sydney he finished .59 behind fellow compatriot, Krayzelburg, Since then he has rarely come second. He has dominated the backstroke competitions around the world. He has also broken the 100m backstroke world record of Krayzelburg.   

At the Olympic Trial he led Krayzelburg in the 100m backstroke event. He would certainly like to achieve his fellow countryman’s record of winning the 100m and 200m backstrokes and 4x100m medley relay. 

He wants to remain unbeaten in the rest of his career and what better way to start fulfilling the dream from the Olympics.

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