SHENZHEN, China – Tim Phillips (Vienna, W.V.) has done it again, a third gold medal, this time in the 100m fly Wednesday night at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China.
Phillips touched the wall with a time of 52.06, ousting his American teammate Tom Shields (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Poland’s Pawel Korzeniowski for his third gold medal of the competition. His previous two medals came in the 50m fly and the 4X100m free relay.
“To come out and win the 100 fly, this was the most important to me.” Phillips said in a press conference after the race. “It’s my best race, I am really proud of winning this.”
Phillips still has one relay left and could possibly win a fourth gold medal in the Far East.
“We still have the 400 medley relay left and I think the United States has an awesome chance of winning. Go USA” Phillips said.
A link to the full press conference has been posted.
When Phillips last swam for the Scarlet and Gray he placed fifth at this year’s NCAA championships in the 100 butterfly, swimming that event in a school-record time of 45.90. He was also the 2011 Big Ten runner-up in both the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly, and qualified for the NCAA championships in three individual events and four relays for Ohio State.