Ryosuke Irie (入江 陵介, Irie Ryōsuke, born 24 January 1990) is a Japanese competitive swimmer who competes in backstroke events. He is a Kinki University student in Osaka.
Rodolfo A. Falcón Cabrera (born October 25, 1972 in Havana, Cuba) is a 3-time Olympic swimmer from Cuba, and has been called the country's best swimmer ever. Since 2006, he has been the country's National Commissioner for swimming.
Mark Anthony Kerry (born 4 August 1959) is an Australian former backstroke and freestyle swimmer of the 1970s and 1980s, who won three Olympic medals, including a gold in the 4 × 100 m medley relay at the 1980 Summer Olympics as the backstroker for the Quietly Confident Quartet. During his career, he won twelve Australian Championships.
Charles Buchanan Hickcox (February 6, 1947 – June 14, 2010) was an American competition swimmer, three-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in six events.
Michael West (born August 31, 1964) is a former backstroke swimmer from Canada, who competed for his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There he won the silver medal in the men's 4x100-metre medley relay, and the bronze medal in the 100-metre backstroke.
Neisser S. Bent Vázquez (born August 7, 1976 in Nueva Gerona, Isla de la Juventud) is a former international backstroke swimmer from Cuba, who swam at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. At the '96 Games, he won the bronze medal in the 100 m backstroke, just behind fellow countryman Rodolfo Falcón.
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Peter Jeffrey Marshall (born March 9, 1982) is an American competition swimmer who specializes in the backstroke. He is a former world record holder in the 50-meter backstroke (short course) and the 100-meter backstroke (short course).
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Mitchell Ivey (born February 2, 1949) is a former American international swimmer who was a backstroke specialist and Olympic medalist. Ivey later became a prominent Olympic and college swimming coach.
Helge Folkert Meeuw (born 29 August 1984 from Wiesbaden, Germany) is an Olympic and national record holding swimmer from Germany. He swam for Germany at the:
Rômulo Duncan Arantes Filho (usually Rômulo Arantes; June 12, 1957 – June 10, 2000) was a Brazilian swimmer and actor. He won a bronze medal in the 100-metre backstroke at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships and four medals at the Universiades (1977 and 1981) and Pan American Games (1979). He also competed in eight events at the 1972, 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics with the best achievement of fifth place in the 4×100-metre medley relay in 1972.
Ouyang Kunpeng (simplified Chinese: 欧阳鲲鹏; traditional Chinese: 歐陽鯤鵬; pinyin: Ōuyáng Kūnpéng; born November 19, 1982 in Jiangxi) is a Chinese swimmer and China's top male backstroker, holding the Chinese record in the long course and short course 50m, 100m, and 200m backstroke.
Gareth Kean (born 5 October 1991) is a New Zealand swimmer. He won the silver medal in the 200 m backstroke at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Daichi Suzuki, Ph.D (Medical Science) (鈴木大地, Suzuki Daichi) (born March 10, 1967 in Narashino, Chiba, Japan) is a retired Japanese backstroke swimmer. He won a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. He is the president of Olympians Association of Japan (OAJ), the chair of the Japan Swimming Federation (JSF), an executive board member of the Japanese Olympic Committee, and a professor at Juntendo University. He was appointed as the first head of new Japan Sports Agency by the Cabinet of Japan.
Simon Thirsk (born May 15, 1977 in Cape Town) is a retired South African swimmer, who specialized in backstroke events. He won a gold medal in the 100 m backstroke at the 1999 Summer Universiade, and later represented South Africa at the 2000 Summer Olympics. While residing in the United States, Thirsk played for the University of Hawaii's swimming and diving team, also known as the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, under head coach Sam Freas.