Race Video: Tom Shields Plays the Phelps Card in the Men’s 100 m Fly

by Gisselle Kohoyda 1

August 09th, 2014 News

Tom Shields edged out Michael Phelps for this race by just .01 seconds as he killed his turns and won with a 51.29 in the A final (second fastest time in the world!). Phelps had great underwaters and also made the PanPac team with a time of 51.30.

Seth Stubblefield took the B final for Cal with a 52.40 with a Tripp Cooper right on his tail.

Alex Valente took first in the C final with a 52.81 while Justin Lynch and Michael Andrew tied with a time of 53.21.

A Final: Tom Shields, Cal, 51.29, Lane 3

B Final: Seth Stubblefield, Cal, 52.40, Lane 6

C Final: Alex Valente, BUENCA, 52.81, Lane 5

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K.A

The title is pretty cheeky haha. Always stings to see MP lose a race, especially by one one hundredth of a second. All that matters is that:
A. He put up a BEASTLY swim in the prelims; sending out a message. If anything, that’s a COLOSSAL indicator that he’s looking out for Rio 2016.
B. He made the Pan Pacs team. He could take it from there and hopefully not miss anymore walls 😀

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Midland, Michigan native Gisselle Kohoyda is all too familiar with life in the pool and on the deck, even with her late start in the sport at the age of 14. This part time coach and full time breaststroker focuses her driven energy towards social media management, journalism, writing practices, …

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