OSU's Hunter Armstrong earns bronze medal in the 100 back at 2022 World Championships

Times-Reporter Staff Report
Ohio State swimmer Hunter Armstrong, right, took bronze in the men's 100-meter backstroke at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Monday. Armstrong finished only .01 seconds behind silver medalist and fellow American Ryan Murphy, left. Thomas Ceccon of Italy, center, set a new world-record time in taking gold.

Ohio State swimmer Hunter Armstrong captured the bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2022 FINA World Championships at Budapest, Hungary.

Armstrong finished with a 51.98, just .01 behind Ryan Murphy.

Italy's Thomas Ceccon won the race with a world record time of 51.60.

Armstrong has yet to compete in the 50-meter backstroke, an event he set a world record in this year.

The final for that is Saturday.