Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre butterfly
|Men's 100 metre butterfly|
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Olympic Aquatic Centre|
|Date||August 19, 2004 (heats &|
August 20, 2004 (final)
|Competitors||59 from 52 nations|
|Winning time||51.25 OR|
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. 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.
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.
|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|
|1||4||Andriy Serdinov||Ukraine||51.74||Q, OR|
|7||7||James Hickman||Great Britain||53.10|
|8||5||Milorad Čavić||Serbia and Montenegro||53.12|
|1||5||Michael Phelps||United States||51.61||Q, OR|
|2||4||Ian Crocker||United States||51.83||Q|
|8||8||Corney Swanepoel||New Zealand||52.99|
|4||Michael Phelps||United States||51.25||OR|
|3||Ian Crocker||United States||51.29|
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