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Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre butterfly

The men's 100 metre butterfly event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 19 and 20.[1]

Men's 100 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 19, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 20, 2004 (final)
Competitors59 from 52 nations
Winning time51.25 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Phelps  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ian Crocker  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Andriy Serdinov  Ukraine
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2008 →

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps broke an Olympic record of 51.25 to claim his fifth gold medal, edging out his teammate and world record holder Ian Crocker by four hundredths of a second (0.04). Meanwhile, Ukraine's Andriy Serdinov earned a bronze in a European record of 51.36.[2][3] Earlier in the semifinals, Serdinov blasted a new Olympic record, previously set by Australia's Geoff Huegill in Sydney four years ago, with a time of 51.74. One heat later, Phelps stopped the clock at 51.61 to lower the record by 0.13 of a second.[4]

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Ian Crocker (USA) 50.76 Long Beach, United States 13 July 2004
Olympic record   Geoff Huegill (AUS) 51.96 Sydney, Australia 21 September 2000

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 19 Semifinal 1 Andriy Serdinov   Ukraine 51.74 OR
August 19 Semifinal 2 Michael Phelps   United States 51.61 OR
August 20 Final Michael Phelps   United States 51.25 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 4 Ian Crocker   United States 52.03 Q
2 6 4 Andriy Serdinov   Ukraine 52.05 Q
3 7 4 Michael Phelps   United States 52.35 Q
4 5 4 Milorad Čavić   Serbia and Montenegro 52.44 Q
5 7 7 Geoff Huegill   Australia 52.54 Q
6 7 1 Duje Draganja   Croatia 52.56 Q
7 7 5 Thomas Rupprath   Germany 52.57 Q
8 8 3 Franck Esposito   France 52.61 Q
9 8 5 Igor Marchenko   Russia 52.62 Q
10 7 6 Takashi Yamamoto   Japan 52.71 Q
11 8 2 Gabriel Mangabeira   Brazil 52.76 Q
12 7 2 James Hickman   Great Britain 52.91 Q
13 6 3 Yevgeny Korotyshkin   Russia 52.93 Q
14 8 6 Mike Mintenko   Canada 52.96 Q
15 7 3 Corney Swanepoel   New Zealand 53.07 Q
16 8 7 Helge Meeuw   Germany 53.11 Q
17 8 8 Kaio Almeida   Brazil 53.22
18 5 1 Ryan Pini   Papua New Guinea 53.26
19 6 6 Joris Keizer   Netherlands 53.41
20 8 1 Adam Pine   Australia 53.45
21 6 2 Denys Sylantyev   Ukraine 53.46
22 6 5 Todd Cooper   Great Britain 53.48
23 6 1 Mattia Nalesso   Italy 53.49
24 5 7 Simão Morgado   Portugal 53.53
25 5 5 Frederick Bousquet   France 53.63
26 5 6 Pavel Lagoun   Belarus 53.87
27 7 8 Ioan Gherghel   Romania 53.89
28 4 4 Jere Hård   Finland 54.02
29 4 6 Peter Mankoč   Slovenia 54.14
30 6 8 Eugene Botes   South Africa 54.15
31 4 5 Sotirios Pastras   Greece 54.20
32 5 2 Erik Andersson   Sweden 54.26
33 6 7 Joshua Ilika Brenner   Mexico 54.29
34 5 3 Zsolt Gáspár   Hungary 54.43
35 4 1 Rimvydas Šalčius   Lithuania 54.46
36 5 8 Luis Rojas   Venezuela 54.58
37 4 2 Camilo Becerra   Colombia 54.71
38 3 5 Jeong Doo-hee   South Korea 54.76
39 2 3 Michal Rubáček   Czech Republic 54.87
40 4 7 Georgi Palazov   Bulgaria 54.91
41 3 7 Rustam Khudiyev   Kazakhstan 55.03
42 3 2 Hjörtur Már Reynisson   Iceland 55.12
43 4 3 Wu Peng   China 55.17
44 3 4 Eduardo Germán Otero   Argentina 55.24
45 3 3 Aleksandar Miladinovski   Macedonia 55.71
46 2 6 Oleg Lyashko   Uzbekistan 55.90
47 3 1 Juan Pablo Valdivieso   Peru 55.98
48 3 6 Aghiles Slimani   Algeria 56.22
49 3 8 Onur Uras   Turkey 56.37
50 2 5 Nicholas Rees   Bahamas 56.39
51 2 8 Gordon Touw Ngie Tjouw   Suriname 56.68
52 2 2 Conrad Francis   Sri Lanka 56.80
53 4 8 Andrejs Dūda   Latvia 56.81
54 2 4 Andy Wibowo   Indonesia 56.86
55 2 7 Daniel O'Keeffe   Guam 57.39
56 2 1 Davy Bisslik   Aruba 57.85
57 1 5 Luis Matias   Angola 58.92
58 1 4 Fernando Medrano Medina   Nicaragua 1:00.91
59 1 3 Rad Aweisat   Palestine 1:01.60

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Andriy Serdinov   Ukraine 51.74 Q, OR
2 3 Duje Draganja   Croatia 52.74 Q
3 2 Takashi Yamamoto   Japan 52.81
4 6 Franck Esposito   France 52.88
5 1 Mike Mintenko   Canada 52.89
6 8 Helge Meeuw   Germany 52.99
7 7 James Hickman   Great Britain 53.10
8 5 Milorad Čavić   Serbia and Montenegro 53.12

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Michael Phelps   United States 51.61 Q, OR
2 4 Ian Crocker   United States 51.83 Q
3 2 Igor Marchenko   Russia 52.32 Q
4 7 Gabriel Mangabeira   Brazil 52.33 Q
5 3 Geoff Huegill   Australia 52.64 Q
6 6 Thomas Rupprath   Germany 52.71 Q
7 1 Yevgeny Korotyshkin   Russia 52.85
8 8 Corney Swanepoel   New Zealand 52.99

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Michael Phelps   United States 51.25 OR
  3 Ian Crocker   United States 51.29
  5 Andriy Serdinov   Ukraine 51.36 EU
4 1 Thomas Rupprath   Germany 52.27
5 6 Igor Marchenko   Russia 52.32
6 2 Gabriel Mangabeira   Brazil 52.34
7 8 Duje Draganja   Croatia 52.46
8 7 Geoff Huegill   Australia 52.56

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 2004-08-05. Retrieved 2007-06-17.
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (20 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Adds Fifth Gold in the 100 Fly, Edges Crocker by Four-Hundredths of a Second". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  3. ^ McMullen, Paul (21 August 2004). "Phelps gets gold, gives up his place". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  4. ^ Whitten, Phillip (19 August 2004). "Phelps, Serdinov, Crocker Qualify 1-2-3 for Finals of the 100 Fly". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 March 2013.