Swimming at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 50 metre butterfly
The Men's 50 metre butterfly competition at the 2019 World Championships was held on 21 and 22 July 2019. The defending champion Ben Proud finished 7th in the final. The winner, Caeleb Dressel, set a competition record in the final, winning in 22.35 seconds.
|Men's 50 metre butterfly |
at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships
|Venue||Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center|
|Location||Gwangju, South Korea|
|Dates||21 July (heats and semifinals)|
22 July (final)
|Competitors||94 from 87 nations|
Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
|World record||Andriy Govorov (UKR)||22.27||Rome, Italy||1 July 2018|
|Competition record||Milorad Čavić (SRB)||22.67||Rome, Italy||27 July 2009|
The following new records were set during this competition.
|21 July||Semifinal||Caeleb Dressel||United States||22.57||CR|
The heats were held on 21 July at 11:02.
The semifinals were held on 21 July at 20:23.
|6||6||Dylan Carter||Trinidad and Tobago||23.37|
|1||4||Caeleb Dressel||United States||22.57||Q, CR, AM|
|4||3||Michael Andrew||United States||22.95||Q|
|5||2||Ben Proud||Great Britain||23.14||Q|
The final was held on 22 July at 20:47.
|4||Caeleb Dressel||United States||22.35||CR, AM|
|4||2||Michael Andrew||United States||22.80|
|7||1||Ben Proud||Great Britain||23.01|