American Swimmer Justin Ress Wins Gold at Worlds After Initial DQ

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Sports Illustrated

By Daniel Chavkin Team USA successfully appealed the DQ, giving them the top two finishers in the men’s 50M backstroke View the original article to see embedded media. The FINA swimming world championships got a little strange on Saturday as the officials had to hold two medal ceremonies due to some controversy. American swimmers Justin Ress and Hunter Armstrong initially finished first and second in the men’s 50 meter backstroke, separated by only .02 seconds. However, Ress was disqualified from the event when he appeared to submerge underwater at the finish. Armstrong was elevated to the gol…

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