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Matthes vs. Matthes

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The East German swimmer Roland Matthes breaks his own world record in 100m backstroke, when he clocks it on 56.6 sec. Only a day later, Matthes does it again - in the 4x100m medley backstroke swim, he finishes his 100m in a new world record time - 56.3 sec.

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Along side setting world records on a daily basis, Matthes won during his career days, 8 Olympic medals.

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