American swimmer Tim Phillips will replace Michael Phelps in the 100 fly on Team USA’s roster for the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
“It’s unfortunate about the circumstances regarding (Michael Phelps), but I am very grateful that I get to go and believe I deserve to be there,” Phillips said.
Phillips will occupy the spot that was vacated when Phelps and USA Swimming agreed that he would withdraw from the team after Phelps was arrested for DUI. Phillips’ swim of 51.49 in the 100 fly from the U.S. National Championships in August made him next in line for that spot, and he’ll join the National Champion Tom Shields (51.29) on the American team in that event.
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