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

The men's 100 metre freestyle event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place between 9–10 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.[1]

Men's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Aquatics Stadium
Dates9 August 2016 (heats &
semifinals)
10 August 2016 (final)
Competitors59 from 46 nations
Winning time47.58 WJR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kyle Chalmers  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Pieter Timmers  Belgium
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nathan Adrian  United States
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At 18 years of age, Kyle Chalmers defeated the experienced field of sprinters to become Australia's first Olympic champion in this event since Michael Wenden topped the podium in 1968. Rallying from seventh at the halfway turn, he overhauled the field for the gold medal and a junior world record in 47.58.[2][3] Swimming out of lane seven, Pieter Timmers posted a 47.80 to take home the silver for the Belgians, along with a national record. Meanwhile, U.S. sprinter and defending champion Nathan Adrian barely advanced out of the prelims earlier, but bounced back to earn a bronze in the final with a 47.85.[4][5][6]

Leading the race early on the initial length, Canada's Santo Condorelli narrowly slipped out of the podium to fourth in 47.88, just a 0.03-second deficit behind Adrian.[7] British teenager Duncan Scott finished fifth in 48.01 to match his own national record that he set in the heats.[8] American youngster Caeleb Dressel picked up a sixth spot in 48.02, while Australia's pre-race favorite Cameron McEvoy dropped back to seventh in 48.12.[9] Amid the delight of the home crowd, Brazil's Marcelo Chierighini rounded out the field with an eighth-place time in 48.42.[6]

Notable swimmers missed the final roster, including China's Ning Zetao, the defending World champion, and Russia's Vladimir Morozov, who was allowed to compete in Rio, after filing a successful appeal against his possible doping report ban.[10]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   César Cielo (BRA) 46.91 Rome, Italy 30 July 2009
Olympic record   Eamon Sullivan (AUS) 47.05 Beijing, China 13 August 2008

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 3 Kyle Chalmers   Australia 47.90 Q, WJR
2 7 2 Caeleb Dressel   United States 47.91 Q
3 5 6 Duncan Scott   Great Britain 48.01 Q, NR
4 8 4 Cameron McEvoy   Australia 48.12 Q
5 6 5 Santo Condorelli   Canada 48.22 Q
6 6 8 Joseph Schooling   Singapore 48.27 Q, NR
7 8 8 Damian Wierling   Germany 48.35 Q
8 6 3 Vladimir Morozov   Russia 48.39 Q
9 8 2 Pieter Timmers   Belgium 48.46 Q
10 8 5 Luca Dotto   Italy 48.47 Q
11 7 8 Yuri Kisil   Canada 48.49 Q
12 6 2 Sebastiaan Verschuren   Netherlands 48.51 Q
13 6 6 Marcelo Chierighini   Brazil 48.53 Q
14 6 4 Ning Zetao   China 48.57 Q
8 3 Clément Mignon   France Q
16 7 4 Nathan Adrian   United States 48.58 Q
17 6 1 Katsumi Nakamura   Japan 48.61
18 7 5 Jérémy Stravius   France 48.62
19 5 5 Glenn Surgeloose   Belgium 48.65
20 5 1 Kristian Gkolomeev   Greece 48.68
21 7 6 Andrey Grechin   Russia 48.75
22 8 6 Federico Grabich   Argentina 48.78
23 4 2 Dylan Carter   Trinidad and Tobago 48.80 NR
24 4 6 Richárd Bohus   Hungary 48.86
25 6 7 Yu Hexin   China 48.87
26 4 4 Dominik Kozma   Hungary 48.92
27 7 7 Shinri Shioura   Japan 48.94
28 8 7 Nicolas Oliveira   Brazil 49.05
29 7 1 Benjamin Proud   Great Britain 49.14
30 5 4 Simonas Bilis   Lithuania 49.16
31 3 4 Oussama Sahnoune   Algeria 49.20
32 4 3 Park Tae-hwan   South Korea 49.24
8 1 Velimir Stjepanović   Serbia
34 4 1 Cristian Quintero   Venezuela 49.25
35 4 5 Yauhen Tsurkin   Belarus 49.37
36 5 8 Anže Tavčar   Slovenia 49.38
37 5 7 Filippo Magnini   Italy 49.40
38 5 2 Marius Radu   Romania 49.57
39 5 3 Björn Hornikel   Germany 49.62
40 3 2 Shane Ryan   Ireland 49.82
41 3 3 Aleksandar Nikolov   Bulgaria 50.08
42 4 7 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen   Finland 50.14
4 8 Matthew Stanley   New Zealand
44 3 5 Benjamin Hockin   Paraguay 50.26
45 2 6 Igor Mogne   Mozambique 50.65 NR
3 6 Ziv Kalontarov   Israel
47 3 8 Raphaël Stacchiotti   Luxembourg 50.79
48 2 5 Sean Gunn   Zimbabwe 50.87
49 3 7 Bradley Vincent   Mauritius 50.89
50 2 4 Matthew Abeysinghe   Sri Lanka 50.96
51 2 3 Andrew Chetcuti   Malta 51.37
52 1 4 Jhonny Pérez   Dominican Republic 51.50
53 3 1 Nicholas Magana   Peru 51.53
54 1 3 Thibaut Amani Danho   Ivory Coast 52.78
55 2 2 Miguel Mena   Nicaragua 53.40
56 2 1 Rami Anis   Refugee Olympic Team 54.35
57 2 7 Pou Sovijja   Cambodia 54.55
58 2 8 Sirish Gurung   Nepal 57.76 NR
59 1 5 Robel Kiros Habte   Ethiopia 1:04.95

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 Nathan Adrian   United States 47.83 Q
2 5 Cameron McEvoy   Australia 47.93 Q
3 4 Caeleb Dressel   United States 47.97 Q
4 6 Vladimir Morozov   Russia 48.26
5 7 Sebastiaan Verschuren   Netherlands 48.28
6 1 Ning Zetao   China 48.37
7 2 Luca Dotto   Italy 48.49
8 3 Joseph Schooling   Singapore 48.70

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Kyle Chalmers   Australia 47.88 Q, WJR
2 3 Santo Condorelli   Canada 47.93 Q
3 2 Pieter Timmers   Belgium 48.14 Q, NR
4 5 Duncan Scott   Great Britain 48.20 Q
5 1 Marcelo Chierighini   Brazil 48.23 Q
6 7 Yuri Kisil   Canada 48.28
7 8 Clément Mignon   France 48.57
8 6 Damian Wierling   Germany 48.66

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Kyle Chalmers   Australia 47.58 WJR
  7 Pieter Timmers   Belgium 47.80 NR
  4 Nathan Adrian   United States 47.85
4 6 Santo Condorelli   Canada 47.88
5 1 Duncan Scott   Great Britain 48.01 NR
6 2 Caeleb Dressel   United States 48.02
7 3 Cameron McEvoy   Australia 48.12
8 8 Marcelo Chierighini   Brazil 48.41

ReferencesEdit

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