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More U.S. gold

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  August 11, 2008 10:41 PM

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BEIJING -- Aaron Piersol (Irvine, Calif.) led an American gold-silver finish in the men's 100m backstroke event at the National Aquatics Center Tuesday morning. Piersol posted a time of 52.54 seconds, breaking his own world record of 52.89, set July 1 at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb. He finished 0.57 ahead of teammate Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.), who took the silver in 53.11 seconds. The bronze medal went to Russia's Arkady Vyatchanin, who touched in 53.18 seconds.

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