GLASGOW, Scotland – Eugene Godsoe did it again. And again.
In the biggest moment in the history of the Duel in the Pool, the United States quartet of Godsoe, Kevin Cordes, Claire Donahue, and Simone Manuel came through when it mattered most Saturday, topping the European All-Stars by two tenths of a second to win the competition’s first ever mixed medley relay tiebreaker, breaking the previous world record in the process.
The Americans took an early lead with a world-leading 22.88 leadoff leg from Godsoe, a lead the European team would never quite close. The Americans touched first in a world-record 1:37.17.
Both teams were locked at 131-131 after 30 events over two days at the Tollcross Swimming Centre, after the United States fought back from a 68-54 deficit on Friday.
Godsoe, who won a pair of golds one day earlier in the 200 back and 4x100 medley relay, also claimed top honors in the 100 back (50.08).