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Men’s 100 Backstroke – 2013 FINA WORLD CUP in Singapore – as reported by SwimSwam editor-in-chief Braden Keith
American Eugene Godsoe picked up his first win of this year’s World Cup, taking the 100 backstroke in 50.21. He took the place of countrymate Tom Shields, who had won the previous two stops of this meet, and bettered Australia’s Bobby Hurley and his 50.30.
Hurley is in a great position, sitting 4th currently in the overall World Cup standings. With #3 Kenneth To sitting out the last three legs, and #5 Tom Shields skipping at least the Singapore stop, Hurley is squarely on the precipice of getting a big, series check for his effort.
3rd-place in this race went to Australia’s Mitch Larkin in 50.82, before Brazil’s Guilherme Guido pipped in for 4th in 51.20.