April 6, 2002
Moscow, Russia - Stanford swimmer Peter Marshall (Atlanta, Ga.) picked up his third medal at the FINA Short Course World Championships, held in Moscow, Russia.
Marshall led things off for the Americans, collecting a silver medal in the 50m back. The sophomore swam a 24.04 to touch behind Australia's Matt Welsh, who won his third world title tonight.
"I was trying to be relaxed before the race," said Marshall. "I wanted to get the crowd into it to get me ready, because it's only a 50. It's good to be up there with Welsh, but I don't want to be looking up at him, I want to beat him."
For complete results of the FINA SC World Championships, please go to www.usaswimming.org
FINAL 50m BACKSTROKE
1. WELSH Matt AUS (23.66) 2. MARSHALL Peter USA (24.04) 3. HELBIG Toni GER (24.17) 4. JANES Riley CAN (24.22) 5. GRIGALIONIS Darius (24.28) 6. MASKOVIC Ante CRO (24.60) 7. ABAL Pablo Martin ARG (24.62) 8. SHYRSHOV Vyacheslav UKR (24.75)