2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 6th – December 11th, 2016
- Windsor, Ontario, Canada
- WFCU Centre
- SCM (25m)
- Prelims: 9:30 AM EST/Finals: 6:30 PM EST
- Start Lists/Results
- Live Stream ($)
After initially touching 2nd in the men’s 4×100 medley relay, the American team of Jacob Pebley, Cody Miller, Tom Shields and Blake Pieroni was disqualified. The Russians won gold, and the disqualification moved the Australians up to silver and Japan into bronze.
Moments later, it was announced that the reason for the disqualification was the American breaststroker taking two fly kicks on the pullout at the 75m wall of his leg. That was Miller, who turned in a split of 56.46 prior to the disqualification.
That ultimately ends a disappointing week for the American men’s relays in particular, earning zero gold medals. The Russians swept all five. Miller initially moved the Americans into 2nd, and Shields’ leg of 48.39 on fly moved them into the lead. Vladimir Morozov‘s 45.58 split on freestyle outdid Pieroni and won them the gold in 3:21.17.
Miller has been disqualified for this infraction in the past while swimming in the NCAA for the Indiana Hoosiers, but this is the first time he’s been disqualified for it in major international competition.