Tom Shields missed racing Phelps in 100 fly (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges. 

Reported by Karl Ortegon. 

Giles Smith looked so strong the whole race, but it was Tom Shields who took the win in 52.22 by five hundredths over Smith. Following up behind them were Henrique Martins (52.56) and Santiago Grassi (52.71), the only other swimmers to break 53 seconds.

Geoff Cheah of Hong Kong took the B final in 53.73, edging David Nolan by one hundredth.

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Lazy Observer
7 years ago

Somewhat misleading title here. More aptly, “When asked if he missed racing Phelps, Sheilds notes that crowds stand up to watch race and their styles are compatible.”. Not as catchy?

Reply to  Lazy Observer
7 years ago

It went unsaid, but I think that he wanted to say “I like beating him”. Who doesn’t?

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