Swimming Video interview courtesy of Shannon Macdonald, SwimSwam Rankings Managing Editor.
MEN’S 100 FLY
Meet record: 50.86, Michael Phelps (USA)
American record: 49.82, Michael Phelps
Australian record: 50.85, Andrew Lauterstein
Canadian record: 52.28, Joe Bartoch
Japanese record: 51.00, Kohei Kawamoto
Australia All-comers record: 50.77, Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps won the gold medal in the men’s 100 butterfly with his time of 51.29. This is his first individual gold medal at a championship meet since making his comeback. Ryan Lochte finished second with a 51.67. Even though Tom Shields did not swim the event tonight, his time from nationals will hold up. Phelps and Shields will represent the United States in this event at the 2015 World Championships next summer.
Hirofumi Ikebata finished third for the bronze medal with his time of 52.50 for Japan. Tommaso D’Orsogna was fourth for Australia and Brazil’s Thiago Pereira finished fifth at 52.71.
Tim Phillips won the B-final of the men’s 100 butterfly with his time of 51.52. He would have finished second had he been in the A-final with that time. Australian Jayden Hadler finished second at 53.07, and Masato Sakai was third at 53.38.