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Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre butterfly

The men's 100 metre butterfly event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place on 11–12 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.[1]

Men's 100 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Aquatics Stadium
Dates11 August 2016 (heats &
semifinals)
12 August 2016 (final)
Competitors43 from 32 nations
Winning time50.39 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Joseph Schooling  Singapore
2nd, silver medalist(s) Michael Phelps  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Chad le Clos  South Africa
2nd, silver medalist(s) László Cseh  Hungary
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Michael Phelps fell short of his attempt to fulfill an Olympic four-peat in the sprint butterfly event, due to an upsetting performance delivered by Joseph Schooling, who became Singapore's first ever Olympic gold medalist. Leading from the start, Schooling defeated the field of experienced sprinters, including all-time medal leader and his personal hero Phelps, to establish a new Olympic record of 50.39 for a gold-medal triumph.[2][3][4] Schooling did not only erase Phelps' eight-year-old record by 0.19 seconds, but also produced the fastest time of the event in textile.[5]

Three-quarters of a second later, Phelps touched the wall at the same moment as two of his rivals Chad le Clos of South Africa and four-time Olympian László Cseh of Hungary, leaving them with a matching 51.14 in a historic three-way tie for the silver.[6][7] Despite missing out an Olympic title defense, Phelps continued to extend his Olympic résumé with a twenty-seventh career medal.[8]

Separated by the leader of the field by almost a second, Chinese swimmer and 2014 Youth Olympic champion Li Zhuhao picked up the fifth spot with a junior world record of 51.26. Meanwhile, France's Mehdy Metella (51.58), Phelps' teammate Tom Shields (51.73), and Russia's Aleksandr Sadovnikov (51.84) closed out the championship field.[7]

Notable swimmers failed to reach the top eight roster, featuring Schooling's countryman Quah Zheng Wen; London 2012 finalists Steffen Deibler (Germany), Joeri Verlinden (Netherlands), and Konrad Czerniak (Poland); Canada's Santo Condorelli, who produced a surprising top 16 finish from an unseeded prelims heat; and Papua New Guinea's Ryan Pini, who missed another chance to reproduce a top eight feat from Beijing 2008 in his fourth Olympic appearance.[9][10]

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were:

World record   Michael Phelps (USA) 49.82 Rome, Italy 1 August 2009
Olympic record   Michael Phelps (USA) 50.58 Beijing, China 16 August 2008

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
12 August Final Joseph Schooling   Singapore 50.39 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 5 Joseph Schooling   Singapore 51.41 Q
2 4 4 László Cseh   Hungary 51.52 Q
3 5 5 Tom Shields   United States 51.58 Q
4 6 4 Michael Phelps   United States 51.60 Q
5 5 3 Mehdy Metella   France 51.71 Q
6 4 3 Piero Codia   Italy 51.72 Q
7 5 4 Chad le Clos   South Africa 51.75 Q
8 3 5 James Guy   Great Britain 51.78 Q
6 3 Li Zhuhao   China Q
10 4 5 Konrad Czerniak   Poland 51.81 Q
5 7 David Morgan   Australia Q
12 6 1 Grant Irvine   Australia 51.84 Q
13 6 2 Aleksandr Sadovnikov   Russia 51.91 Q
14 2 4 Santo Condorelli   Canada 51.99 Q
15 4 6 Evgeny Koptelov   Russia 52.01 Q
16 3 7 Quah Zheng Wen   Singapore 52.08 Q
17 4 7 Jérémy Stravius   France 52.10
18 4 1 Steffen Deibler   Germany 52.14
19 3 8 Luis Martínez   Guatemala 52.22
20 6 7 Takuro Fujii   Japan 52.36
21 3 4 Henrique Martins   Brazil 52.42
22 5 1 Joeri Verlinden   Netherlands 52.48
23 3 2 Liubomyr Lemeshko   Ukraine 52.51
24 4 8 Santiago Grassi   Argentina 52.56
25 5 2 Matteo Rivolta   Italy 52.67
26 5 8 Bence Pulai   Hungary 52.73
27 3 1 Zhang Qibin   China 52.84
28 4 2 Pavel Sankovich   Belarus 53.00
29 6 8 Albert Subirats   Venezuela 53.23
30 2 5 Ryan Pini   Papua New Guinea 53.24
6 6 Yauhen Tsurkin   Belarus
32 3 6 Long Yuan Gutiérrez   Mexico 53.34
33 5 6 Paweł Korzeniowski   Poland 53.71
34 3 3 Marcos Macedo   Brazil 53.87
35 2 3 Glenn Victor Sutanto   Indonesia 54.25
36 2 6 Abbas Qali   Independent Olympic Athletes 54.63
37 2 8 Anthonny Sitraka Ralefy   Madagascar 54.72
38 2 1 Ralph Goveia   Zambia 54.84
39 2 2 Allan Gutiérrez Castro   Honduras 55.20
40 2 7 Rami Anis   Refugee Olympic Team 56.23
41 1 4 Oumar Toure   Mali 57.56
42 1 5 Hannibal Gaskin   Guyana 58.57
43 1 3 Thint Myaat   Myanmar 1:02.54

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 László Cseh   Hungary 51.57 Q
2 5 Michael Phelps   United States 51.58 Q
3 2 Konrad Czerniak   Poland 51.80
4 3 Piero Codia   Italy 51.82
5 1 Santo Condorelli   Canada 51.83
6 7 Grant Irvine   Australia 51.87
7 6 James Guy   Great Britain 52.10
8 8 Quah Zheng Wen   Singapore 52.26

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Joseph Schooling   Singapore 50.83 Q, AS
2 6 Chad le Clos   South Africa 51.43 Q
3 2 Li Zhuhao   China 51.51 Q
4 5 Tom Shields   United States 51.61 Q
5 1 Aleksandr Sadovnikov   Russia 51.71 Q
6 3 Mehdy Metella   France 51.73 Q
7 7 David Morgan   Australia 51.75
8 8 Evgeny Koptelov   Russia 52.50

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Joseph Schooling   Singapore 50.39 OR, AS
  2 Michael Phelps   United States 51.14
5 Chad le Clos   South Africa
6 László Cseh   Hungary
5 3 Li Zhuhao   China 51.26
6 8 Mehdy Metella   France 51.58
7 7 Tom Shields   United States 51.73
8 1 Aleksandr Sadovnikov   Russia 51.84

ReferencesEdit

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