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Men 100 backstroke – Beijing FINA World Cup – reported by SwimSwam / Jeff Grace:
The top three finishers in the men’s 100 backstroke in Beijing mirrored the current world rankings with American Eugene Godsoe winning the event followed by Australian Robert Hurley and AmericanThomas Shields.
Godsoe and Hurley had another exciting head to head match up with Godsoe turning 15 one-hundredths ahead of Hurley at the 50 meter mark. Hurley narrowed the gap in the final 50 meters eventually, finishing nine one-hundredths of a second behind Godsoe. Godsoe won the event in a time of 50.15 followed by Hurley who recorded a time of 50.24.
In Tokyo the two put up the top two ranked times in the world, which are only separated by five one-hundredths of a second with Godsoe posting a 49.87 and Hurley swimming a 49.92.
Shields finished third in a time of 50.52.
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