Race Video: Michael Phelps Ties Tom Shields in 100 Butterfly, 52.11

2014 Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara

Men’s 100 Butterfly – FINALS

Tom Shields and Michael Phelps have tied once again. They are the current co-American record holders in the 200 yard butterfly, and now they are tying again in meters. Michael Phelps was able to break his 52.13 barrier by .02, touching the wall at 52.11. Tom Shields had a slight lead at the 50 against Phelps, but Phelps was slightly faster on the way home. Both swimmers dropped from their prelim swims. Eugene Godsoe finished third, exactly one second behind Phelps and Shields. Jack Conger and Justin Lynch were both at 53.5′s for 4th and 5th. Jason Dunford won the B-final of the men’s 100 butterfly with a time of 53.77.

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6 years ago

These 2 will battle deeply at Nationals for the title ! they will power the Us medley relay at Pan Pacs !

6 years ago

Shields’s stroke looks very different from before: arms less straight on recovery, hands facing more out and less down on the entry.

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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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