Tom Shields has been untouchable this weekend in Glasgow at the 2013 Duel in the Pool. Yesterday he made the 100 butterfly look like an age group race, taking a body length lead off the start. Today, he continued in dominating form in the men’s 200 butterfly, winning the event with a time of 1:50.61. The second place finisher from Europe touched the wall at 1:52.06.
Shields held the previous American record in this event. This summer, he posted a time of 1:51.31 at the World Cup meet in Berlin, Germany. His 200 butterfly today was after a second place finish in the 100 backstroke to his American teammate, Eugene Godsoe. Shields’ time in the 100 backstroke was 50.18, only .1 behind Godsoe.