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The backstroke is a swimming style that involves the swimmer laying on his back and moving his arms and feet to propel through the water. The backstroke can be dated back to ancient times, but it became popular after American Olympian Henry Hebner took the gold in the 100 m backstroke in the 1912 Olympics.

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