Lamback falls short in 400 free

Augusta swimmer fails to medal

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 3:33 PM
Last updated 8:46 PM
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Augusta swimmer Lantz Lamback watched his bid to win another gold medal this week fall short earlier today in the London Paralympics.

Lamback finished sixth in the 400-meter freestyle finals with a time of 4:56.07. Josef Craig, a 15-year-old swimmer from Great Britain, won the event with a world-record time of 4:42.81. Craig bested the world record he set in the heats by almost three seconds.

The 26-year-old Lamback was almost three seconds faster in the finals than in the heats, when he finished seventh. Earlier this week, he won a gold medal in the 50-meter free.

Lamback still has one more event this week. He will compete in the 4x100 medley relay Saturday.

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