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Review: Christopher Reid wins men’s 200 meter backstroke at the U.S. Open (Includes first-hand account)

The 2019 Toyota U.S. Open was held from December 4 to 7, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. On Saturday, December 7, South African swimmer Christopher Reid triumphed in the men’s 200 meter backstroke final, where he won first place with a time of 1:57.04, besting Jacob Pebley who clocked 1:57.73 for second place, and Clark Beach, who finished in third, with a time of 1:59.42.

On the previous day, Reid also claimed second place in the men’s 100 meter backstroke final with a time of 54.27 seconds, right behind Canadian swimmer Markus Thormeyer (53.94 seconds).

This past fall, Reid was a part of the inaugural International Swimming League (ISL), where he competed for the New York Breakers.

For more information on Olympic swimmer Christopher Reid, follow him on Twitter and on Instagram.

Read More: Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos chatted with Christopher Reid back in August of 2019.

Olympic swimmer Christopher Reid

Olympic swimmer Christopher Reid
Photo courtesy of Christopher Reid

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 18,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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