Michael Phelps won the gold medal in the men’s 100 butterfly with his time of 51.29.
Ledecky breaks the 400 free World Record again, taking nearly a half a second off her record to improve to a 3:58.37.
Thanks to our Pan Pacs partner BridgeAthletic, today we will feature Tom Shields, currently one of the best butterfliers in the world. Tom had a breakout meet this summer at US Nationals, winning the 100m and 200m butterfly events.
Thanks to BridgeAthletic, our Pan Pacific Championships event partner, we feature Nathan Adrian’s favorite exercises. Nathan’s top three “Bridge exercises” are the Weighted Pull Up, the Hex Bar Dead Lift and the Disc Freestyle Slide.
Tom Shields has finally arrived as a world class swimmer. How will he face-off against Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly at the Pan Pacific Championships? What’s your prediction?
2014 Pan Pacific Championships Preview – Men’s butterfly – Phelps comeback heads 100, tough Japanese crew leads 200
Can Michael Phelps further lower his world-leading time in the 100 fly, and will he be able to find his fastest swimming in the final, something he struggled with at U.S. Nationals?
Tom Shields accepting his medal next to a disappointed Phelps after beating the odds and taking home the gold in the 100m fly final. He also won the 200m fly final earlier despite also not being the favorite in that event.
Tom Shields edged out Michael Phelps for this race by just .01 seconds as he killed his turns and won…
David Marsh’s SwimMAC Carolina team has been swimming well all week, and that shows in the team scores.
Phelps was 7th at the wall, as expected. He was able to run down five of the six swimmers in front of him. It came down to the touch, and Tom Shields was there, getting his hand on the wall first.
It came down to the touch, and Tom Shields was there, getting his hand on the wall first for his second win of the meet. He touched at 51.29, only .01 seconds in front of Michael Phelps, at 51.30.
Tom Shields beats Michael Phelps by .01 in 100 butterfly. Shield touched at 51.29 to Phelps’ 51.30.
Tim Binning noticed this reaction by Tom Shields on Friday night. Nobody captures the reaction shots quite like Tim Binning.
Tyler Clary finished second on day one of the US Nationals in the 200m fly falling to Tom Shields. Clary failed to reel him in posting a time of 1:56.00 to Shields’ 1:55.09.
Shields took it out very aggressivley, leading the first 50 and hitting the 100 in 54.22.