Shaine Casas Looking Forward to What Future Holds After 6-Medal Haul at Worlds


Reported by Michael Hamann.

Men’s 100 Back Final

  • World Record: 48.33 – STEWART Coleman (USA) 29 AUG 2021
  • Championship Record: 48.95 – DONETS Stanislav (RSF) 19 DEC 2010
  • World Junior Record: 48.90 – KOLESNIKOV Kliment (RSF) 22 DEC 2017

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Shaine Casas (USA): 49.23
  2. Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS): 49.46
  3. Robert Glinta (ROU): 49.60
  4. Pavel Samusenko (RUS): 49.65
  5. (TIE) Kacper Stokowski (POL)/Guilherme Guido (BRA): 49.80
  6. : —-
  7. Apostolos Christou (GRE): 49.91
  8. Lorenzo Mora (ITA): 49.93

The United States’ Shaine Casas pulled off the upset win in the men’s 100 back, touching first in 49.23 two tenths ahead of Russian star Kliment Kolesnikov. Casas was out the fastest in the field, flipping in 23.29 to Kolesnikov’s 23.53 and was able to hold on for the gold.

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1 year ago

Shaine Casas’ dad’s death, when he was a little kid, in the line of duty is both sad and ironic.

1 year ago

Wonder where all those commenters from a few months ago are that said he shouldn’t turn pro, because he hadn’t done anything?

1 year ago

He’s proven that he can handle the pressure and compete on the world stage.

1 year ago

Great job Shaine!!! You are a world champion. Keep looking up. Your future is bright.

New Age Swimmer
1 year ago

🌹 🌹 🌹

The condors were robbed
1 year ago

Casas is no longer overrated, he proved that he is relevant in the international scene. Congrats

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1 year ago

Next year is where it counts where the other top swimmers like rylov and Murphy will be there. Might’ve beaten kk but he didn’t look on top

Sink or Swim
1 year ago

Did Shaine Casas compete as a professional swimmer at World Championships? Doesn’t that matter for winning prize money?

Clown Show
1 year ago

Just too much yikes surrounding this dude.

Get a load of this guy^^^
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1 year ago


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1 year ago

What do you mean?

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1 year ago

Read your profile name, then look in the mirror.

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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