Swimming at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 50 metre freestyle
The Men's 50 metre freestyle competition at the 2019 World Championships was held on 26 and 27 July 2019. Caeleb Dressel finished first in the final, retaining the title he won in the previous Championships.
|Men's 50 metre freestyle |
at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships
|Venue||Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center|
|Location||Gwangju, South Korea|
|Dates||26 July (heats and semifinals)|
27 July (final)
|Competitors||131 from 125 nations|
Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
|World record||César Cielo (BRA)||20.91||São Paulo, Brazil||18 December 2009|
|Competition record||César Cielo (BRA)||21.08||Rome, Italy||1 August 2009|
The following new records were set during this competition.
|27 July||Final||Caeleb Dressel||United States||21.04||CR|
The heats were held on 26 July at 10:43.
The swim-off was held on 26 July at 12:00.
|2||4||Wu Chun-feng||Chinese Taipei||22.24|
The semifinals were held on 26 July at 20:41.
|2||4||Benjamin Proud||Great Britain||21.56||Q|
|1||4||Caeleb Dressel||United States||21.18||Q|
|5||6||Michael Andrew||United States||21.77||Q|
The final was started on 27 July at 20:09.
|4||Caeleb Dressel||United States||21.04||CR, NR|
|5||3||Benjamin Proud||Great Britain||21.55|
|6||8||Michael Andrew||United States||21.62|