On July 26, Murphy won the silver medal in the men’s 200 meter backstroke with a time of 1:54.12. Russian swimmer Evgeny Rylov won the gold medal with a time of 1:53.40. Fellow American swimmer Jacob Pebley came in sixth place in the 200 meter backstroke with a time of 1:56.72.
Two days prior, on July 24, Murphy and Team USA won the silver medal in the mixed 4×100 meter medley relay race, right behind Australia who claimed the gold; moreover, on July 23, Murphy finished in fourth place in the 100 meter backstroke final.
Murphy will also be competing in the men’s 50 meter backstroke event, where the heats and semifinals will take place on July 27 and the final will be on July 28.
In other Ryan Murphy news, he will be competing for the Los Angeles Current in the International Swimming League (ISL), where Olympic gold medalist and former swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg is the General Manager.
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