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Texas Longhorns Swimming Sensation (Unofficially) Thrashes Thomas Ceccon’s 100M Backstroke World Record

Published 11/18/2023, 5:55 AM EST

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The swimming realm has witnessed a multitude of records being broken and new records being etched in the last few months. First, the French swimming prodigy Leon Marchand broke Michael Phelps’ long-standing record in the Men’s 400m individual medley. And now, Texas Longhorn Freshman, Will Modglin has aimed to break Italian swimmer Thomas Ceccon’s 100m backstroke record that he set in the 19th FINA World Aquatics Championships.

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This rising swimmer has already started breaking records of top-notch swimmers like Ryan Murphy. He broke Murphy’s 100m backstroke record of 45.34 and clocked 45.08 during prelims at the Indiana State Championships. On the same note, Modglin recently gave a smashing performance in the 100m backstroke breaking Thomas Ceccon’s record, but it has a twist in it.

Will Modglin stunned the swimming world with his performance


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The Texas Longhorn Freshman is well-versed in clocking a good time and astounding the spectators. Jumping from lane 4, Modglin nabbed the first position after touching the wall in a magnificent 44.49 in the 100 backstroke.

The Italian swimmer Thomas Ceccon on the other hand clocked a 51.60 in the same stroke and created a world record. However, the major difference between the two swims is that Ceccon swam the race in a 50m pool and Modglin did it in a 25m pool.


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But keeping Modglin’s position as a freshman in mind, it is absolutely safe to say that he is already in line and preparing his best to surpass multiple records of swimmers with staunch performances in the future.

Thomas Ceccon’s stellar performance in the 100m backstroke 

The Italian swimmer Thomas Ceccon is one of the renowned names in the swimming realm. He has stunned the swimming community with multiple performances but the one that turned the most heads was the 100m backstroke in the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships.


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He gave a stupendous performance by breaking the world in the men’s 100m backstroke. He clinched gold after clocking a time of 51.60 and surpassed the record of 51.85 created by Ryan Murphy in 2016 at the Olympics.

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He challenged the Italian, European, and World Championships records with this swim. The European record was held by Evgeny Rylov with a time of 51.98. From April 2016 to the 2022 FINA Championships in June, Ceccon’s performance in the 100 Backstroke progressed magnificently. He came from 53.34 to 51.60.


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Written by:

Nancy Singh


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Hello there! I am Nancy Singh. I am a passionate sports enthusiast and a keen spectator of all things Olympics. My writing journey has been deeply influenced by the remarkable achievements of athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin and Kaylee McKeown, whose dedication and excellence serve as a constant source of inspiration for me.
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Purva Jain