Race Video: le Clos wins 100 Fly, Beijing World Cup, 49.41 (Shields goes 49.45)

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Men’s 100 Butterfly – Beijing FINA World Cup – reported by SwimSwam / Jared Anderson:

There have already been some tight races during this evenings events, but the men’s 100 butterfly was the most thrilling from start to finish. South African Chad le Clos and American Tom Shields, who have developed a bit of a rivalry during this season’s World Cup events, turned in a dead heat at the 50 meter mark both registering a split of 23.34.

le Clos managed to have a slightly faster finish beating out Shields for the gold by four one-hundredths of a second. le Clos won the event in a time of 49.41 followed by Shields who touched in a time of 49.45.

Shields still has a hold on the world’s top ranking with his time of 48.80 which he posted in Doha.

Konrad Czerniak of Poland finished third in a time of 50.22.

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Tom: “Hello, whose this?”

Le Clos: “Its me, chad”

Tom: “Oh um… hey? Howd you get my number?”

Le Clos: “I’ve had your number all year….”


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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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