Tom Shields Wins 100 Backstroke At Doha World Cup – Race Video

Race video is courtesy of Universal Sports Network, a SwimSwam partner.

Men’s 100 Backstroke – Doha World Cup – as reported by SwimSwim contributor Braden Keith.

American Tom Shields, as he’s said in his own words, is ‘learning how to play the game’ at the World Cup, and learning the “risk/reward’ of different entries, even outside of those one might hope to swim at Worlds or the Olympics.

For the second-straight meet, he’s turned that learning into a World Cup victory in the 100 backstroke: this time touching in 50.23. That put him ahead of the fast-starting Australian Bobby Hurley, who was 2nd in 50.29, and Poland’s Radoslaw Kawecki, who was 3rd in 51.12.

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Tony Carroll

The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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