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Three U.S. records set Friday

Updated: December 6, 2013, 9:42 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Nick Thoman didn't know quite what to expect when he returned to competitive swimming after a nine-month layoff.

So far, so good.

Thoman set two individual American records and was part of a record-breaking relay team Friday in the Winter National Championships at the University of Tennessee's Allan Jones Aquatic Center. That included an electrifying 100-yard backstroke performance in which he beat fellow Olympic gold medalist and former American record-holder ...

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