McGill finishes in seventh in 100-meter butterfly

McGill finishes in seventh in 100-meter butterfly

LONDON - Champaign's Tyler McGill finished seventh out of eight swimmers, as Michael Phelps won another gold medal, in the finals of the 100-meter butterfly in the London Olympics on Friday.

McGill swam in 51.88 seconds, 0.67 seconds behind Phelps' time of 51.21. 

Second place was a tie between Chad leClos of South Africa and Evgeny Korotyshkin of Russia at 51.44 seconds.

McGill still could win a medal if the heavily favored U.S. 400-meter medley relay wins. He swam a leg of the relay earlier Friday and will be replaced by Phelps for the final.

See Saturday's News-Gazette for more.




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safletcher wrote on August 03, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I think you have your times wrong.  You say that the tie for 2nd was 52.44 seconds but Tyler's time was 51.88 seconds.  Based on that, Tyler should have been in 1st place.

It's too bad Tyler didn't do better, but making into the finals is amazing!  Congratulations, Tyler!

Mike Howie wrote on August 03, 2012 at 2:08 pm
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You're right; my apologies. I was off by a second, way more than McGill was.

safletcher wrote on August 03, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I wondered if that was the problem.  Fortunately, it was easily fixed.  :)

I must say, that was a pretty impressive performance by Tyler, considering he was less than 1 second behind 1st place.  Obviously, he had some really tough competition!