Grevers gunning for world record - Tucson News Now

Grevers gunning for world record

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

So close but yet so far.

Last summer at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, Matt Grevers put on a blistering performance to win the 100 meter backstroke event and qualify for the Olympics in London where he would go on to take the gold medal.

He didn't not come up short when it came to the top prize. But if you ask Grevers where he did come up short, it was in the pool at those trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

How short you ask? .14 seconds short.

That blistering pace of 52.08 seconds was just a tad shy of the 51.94 American Aaron Peirsol swam back in 2009 at the World Championships in Rome.

Grevers told me this is his main goal now as he continues his swim career; obtaining the 100 meter backstroke world record.

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