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50 metres Freestyle, Men

Date30 July – 1 August 2021
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Aquatics Centre, 2-1, 2chome, Tatsumi, Koto-ku, Tatsumi-no-Mori Seaside Park, Tokyo, Japan
Participants73 from 66 countries

The 50 freestyles for men and women have recently taken place on the final day of pool swimming at major internationals. Caeleb Dressel was the men’s favorite, having already won gold in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly in Tokyo, and he was the 2017 and 2019 World Champion. Behind him, France’s Florent Manaudou, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and 2015 World Champion, and Brazilian Bruno Fratus were expected to be his biggest challengers, with his teammate, Michael Andrew, also highly considered.

All the favorites qualified easily through both the heats and semi-finals, with Dressel leading both rounds with 21.32 in the heats and 21.42 in the semis. Manaudou was second in both rounds, while Fratus was third in the semis, and fourth in the heats, just behind Greece’s Kristian Golomeev, co-silver medalist with Fratus at the 2019 Worlds.

In the final Dressel had a relatively slow reaction time but his large frame and powerful kick off the blocks put him in the lead by 10 metres and he was never headed, finishing in a gold medal winning 21.07, an Olympic record. Behind him, Manaudou edged out Fratus for the silver, 21.55 – 21.57, while Andrew was another 0.03 back in fourth. For Dressel this was his third individual gold medal at Tokyo 2020, and his fifth overall, giving him seven gold medals at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics.

PosSwimmerNOCR1SFFinal
1Caeleb DresselUSA21.32 (1 h10)21.42 (1 h2)21.07 (1)Gold
2Florent ManaudouFRA21.65 (2 h10)21.53 (1 h1)21.55 (2)Silver
3Bruno FratusBRA21.67 (1 h8)21.60 (2 h1)21.57 (3)Bronze
4Michael AndrewUSA21.89 (5 h8)21.67 (=3 h2)21.60 (4)
5Kristian GolomeevGRE21.66 (1 h9)21.60 (2 h2)21.72 (=5)
6Ben ProudGBR21.93 (4 h10)21.67 (=3 h2)21.72 (=5)
7Lorenzo ZazzeriITA21.86 (3 h10)21.75 (5 h2)21.78 (7)
8Thom de BoerNED21.75 (2 h8)21.78 (3 h1)21.79 (8)
=9Brent HaydenCAN21.85 (4 h8)21.82 (=4 h1)
=9Kliment KolesnikovROC21.88 (2 h9)21.82 (=4 h1)
11Vladyslav BukhovUKR21.73 (1 h7)21.83 (6 h2)
=12Maxime GroussetFRA21.97 (6 h8)21.87 (=7 h2)
=12Jesse PutsNED21.84 (3 h8)21.87 (=7 h2)
14Paweł JuraszekPOL21.97 (5 h10)21.88 (6 h1)
15Alberto MestreVEN21.96 (4 h9)22.22 (7 h1)
16Vladimir MorozovROC21.92 (3 h9)22.25 (8 h1)
17Meiron CherutiISR22.01 (5 h9)
18Joshua LiendoCAN22.03 (7 h8)
19Santo CondorelliITA22.14 (2 h7)
20Nikola MiljenićCRO22.14 (8 h8)
21Yu HexinCHN22.14 (6 h9)
22Heiko GiglerAUT22.17 (3 h7)
23Björn SeeligerSWE22.19 (7 h9)
24Ali KhalafallaEGY22.22 (4 h7)
25Brad TandyRSA22.22 (6 h10)
26Ari-Pekka LiukkonenFIN22.25 (8 h9)
27Maxim LobanovszkijHUN22.25 (7 h10)
28Andrej BarnaSRB22.29 (1 h6)
29Cameron McEvoyAUS22.31 (8 h10)
30Gabriel CastañoMEX22.32 (5 h7)
31Konrad CzerniakPOL22.33 (6 h7)
32Ian HoHKG22.45 (7 h7)
33Dylan CarterTTO22.46 (2 h6)
34Brett FraserCAY22.46 (3 h6)
35Enzo MartínezURU22.52 (4 h6)
36Renzo Tjon A JoeSUR22.56 (5 h6)
37Oussama SahnouneALG22.61 (8 h7)
38Santi GrassiARG22.67 (6 h6)
39Hwang Seon-WuKOR22.74 (7 h6)
40David PopoviciROU22.77 (8 h6)
41Luke GebbiePHI22.84 (1 h5)
42Emir MuratovićBIH22.91 (2 h5)
43Artur BarseghyanARM23.14 (3 h5)
44Alaa MasoEOR23.30 (4 h5)
45Nikolas AntoniouCYP23.38 (5 h5)
46Ghirmai EfremERI23.94 (6 h5)
47Filipe GomesMAW24.00 (7 h5)
48Myagmar DelgerkhuuMGL24.63 (8 h5)
49Shane CadoganVIN24.71 (1 h4)
50Alassane Seydou LancinaNIG24.75 (2 h4)
51Mohammed Ariful IslamBAN24.81 (3 h4)
52Hem PuchCAM24.91 (4 h4)
53Marc DansouBEN24.99 (5 h4)
54Adama OuédraogoBUR25.22 (6 h4)
55Eloi ImaniraguhaRWA25.38 (7 h4)
56Shaquille MoosaZAM25.54 (8 h4)
57Mawupemon OtogbeTOG25.68 (1 h3)
58Troy PinaCPV25.97 (2 h3)
59Santisouk InthavongLAO26.04 (3 h3)
60Olim KurbanovTJK26.12 (4 h3)
61Mamadou BahGUI26.52 (5 h3)
62Abdelmalik MuktarETH26.65 (6 h3)
63Simanga DlaminiSWZ26.94 (7 h3)
64Charly NdjoumeCMR27.22 (1 h2)
65Houssein Gaber IbrahimDJI27.41 (2 h2)
66Ebrima BuaroGAM27.44 (3 h2)
67Shawn Dingilius-WallacePLW27.46 (4 h2)
68Adam MpaliGAB27.66 (1 h1)
69Fahim AnwariAFG27.67 (5 h2)
70Phillip KinonoMHL27.86 (6 h2)
71Joshua WyseSLE27.90 (8 h3)
72José Da Silva ViegasTLS28.59 (2 h1)
73Diosdado MikoGEQ31.03 (3 h1)

Round One (30 July 2021 — 19:00)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
14Caeleb DresselUSA21.32Q
23Florent ManaudouFRA21.65Q
35Kristian GolomeevGRE21.66Q
44Bruno FratusBRA21.67Q
54Vladyslav BukhovUKR21.73Q
63Thom de BoerNED21.75Q
77Jesse PutsNED21.84Q
82Brent HaydenCAN21.85Q
97Lorenzo ZazzeriITA21.86Q
101Kliment KolesnikovROC21.88Q
115Michael AndrewUSA21.89Q
124Vladimir MorozovROC21.92Q
135Ben ProudGBR21.93Q
148Alberto MestreVEN21.96Q
=156Maxime GroussetFRA21.97Q
=156Paweł JuraszekPOL21.97Q
177Meiron CherutiISR22.01
181Joshua LiendoCAN22.03
=197Santo CondorelliITA22.14
=198Nikola MiljenićCRO22.14
=192Yu HexinCHN22.14
228Heiko GiglerAUT22.17
236Björn SeeligerSWE22.19
=246Ali KhalafallaEGY22.22
=248Brad TandyRSA22.22
=263Ari-Pekka LiukkonenFIN22.25
=262Maxim LobanovszkijHUN22.25
284Andrej BarnaSRB22.29
291Cameron McEvoyAUS22.31
301Gabriel CastañoMEX22.32
312Konrad CzerniakPOL22.33
323Ian HoHKG22.45
=337Dylan CarterTTO22.46
=338Brett FraserCAY22.46
351Enzo MartínezURU22.52
365Renzo Tjon A JoeSUR22.56
375Oussama SahnouneALG22.61
383Santi GrassiARG22.67
396Hwang Seon-WuKOR22.74
402David PopoviciROU22.77
415Luke GebbiePHI22.84
424Emir MuratovićBIH22.91
433Artur BarseghyanARM23.14
442Alaa MasoEOR23.30
456Nikolas AntoniouCYP23.38
467Ghirmai EfremERI23.94
478Filipe GomesMAW24.00
481Myagmar DelgerkhuuMGL24.63
495Shane CadoganVIN24.71
504Alassane Seydou LancinaNIG24.75
513Mohammed Ariful IslamBAN24.81
526Hem PuchCAM24.91
537Marc DansouBEN24.99
548Adama OuédraogoBUR25.22
551Eloi ImaniraguhaRWA25.38
562Shaquille MoosaZAM25.54
576Mawupemon OtogbeTOG25.68
585Troy PinaCPV25.97
594Santisouk InthavongLAO26.04
603Olim KurbanovTJK26.12
612Mamadou BahGUI26.52
628Abdelmalik MuktarETH26.65
637Simanga DlaminiSWZ26.94
642Charly NdjoumeCMR27.22
656Houssein Gaber IbrahimDJI27.41
665Ebrima BuaroGAM27.44
674Shawn Dingilius-WallacePLW27.46
685Adam MpaliGAB27.66
693Fahim AnwariAFG27.67
707Phillip KinonoMHL27.86
711Joshua WyseSLE27.90
724José Da Silva ViegasTLS28.59
733Diosdado MikoGEQ31.03

Heat One (19:00)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
15Adam MpaliGAB27.660.74
24José Da Silva ViegasTLS28.590.64
33Diosdado MikoGEQ31.030.74

Heat Two (19:02)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
12Charly NdjoumeCMR27.220.75
26Houssein Gaber IbrahimDJI27.410.65
35Ebrima BuaroGAM27.440.79
44Shawn Dingilius-WallacePLW27.460.75
53Fahim AnwariAFG27.670.68
67Phillip KinonoMHL27.860.63

Heat Three (19:04)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
16Mawupemon OtogbeTOG25.680.72
25Troy PinaCPV25.970.60
34Santisouk InthavongLAO26.040.64
43Olim KurbanovTJK26.120.66
52Mamadou BahGUI26.520.79
68Abdelmalik MuktarETH26.650.79
77Simanga DlaminiSWZ26.940.67
81Joshua WyseSLE27.900.70

Heat Four (19:06)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
15Shane CadoganVIN24.710.62
24Alassane Seydou LancinaNIG24.750.82
33Mohammed Ariful IslamBAN24.810.65
46Hem PuchCAM24.910.62
57Marc DansouBEN24.990.65
68Adama OuédraogoBUR25.220.69
71Eloi ImaniraguhaRWA25.380.64
82Shaquille MoosaZAM25.540.64

Heat Five (19:08)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
15Luke GebbiePHI22.840.66
24Emir MuratovićBIH22.910.59
33Artur BarseghyanARM23.140.64
42Alaa MasoEOR23.300.66
56Nikolas AntoniouCYP23.380.66
67Ghirmai EfremERI23.940.62
78Filipe GomesMAW24.000.60
81Myagmar DelgerkhuuMGL24.630.65

Heat Six (19:10)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Andrej BarnaSRB22.290.62
27Dylan CarterTTO22.460.63
38Brett FraserCAY22.460.66
41Enzo MartínezURU22.520.66
55Renzo Tjon A JoeSUR22.560.64
63Santi GrassiARG22.670.60
76Hwang Seon-WuKOR22.740.57
82David PopoviciROU22.770.67

Heat Seven (19:12)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Vladyslav BukhovUKR21.730.65Q
27Santo CondorelliITA22.140.62
38Heiko GiglerAUT22.170.60
46Ali KhalafallaEGY22.220.58
51Gabriel CastañoMEX22.320.61
62Konrad CzerniakPOL22.330.68
73Ian HoHKG22.450.59
85Oussama SahnouneALG22.610.63

Heat Eight (19:14)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Bruno FratusBRA21.670.63Q
23Thom de BoerNED21.750.62Q
37Jesse PutsNED21.840.60Q
42Brent HaydenCAN21.850.67Q
55Michael AndrewUSA21.890.68Q
66Maxime GroussetFRA21.970.63Q
71Joshua LiendoCAN22.030.60
88Nikola MiljenićCRO22.140.65

Heat Nine (19:16)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
15Kristian GolomeevGRE21.660.68Q
21Kliment KolesnikovROC21.880.67Q
34Vladimir MorozovROC21.920.62Q
48Alberto MestreVEN21.960.68Q
57Meiron CherutiISR22.010.63
62Yu HexinCHN22.140.60
76Björn SeeligerSWE22.190.63
83Ari-Pekka LiukkonenFIN22.250.67

Heat Ten (19:18)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Caeleb DresselUSA21.320.62Q
23Florent ManaudouFRA21.650.62Q
37Lorenzo ZazzeriITA21.860.62Q
45Ben ProudGBR21.930.59Q
56Paweł JuraszekPOL21.970.64Q
68Brad TandyRSA22.220.57
72Maxim LobanovszkijHUN22.250.66
81Cameron McEvoyAUS22.310.58

Semi-Finals (31 July 2021 — 11:11)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
14Caeleb DresselUSA21.42Q
24Florent ManaudouFRA21.53Q
=35Bruno FratusBRA21.60Q
=35Kristian GolomeevGRE21.60Q
=57Michael AndrewUSA21.67Q
=51Ben ProudGBR21.67Q
72Lorenzo ZazzeriITA21.75Q
83Thom de BoerNED21.78Q
=96Brent HaydenCAN21.82
=92Kliment KolesnikovROC21.82
113Vladyslav BukhovUKR21.83
=128Maxime GroussetFRA21.87
=126Jesse PutsNED21.87
148Paweł JuraszekPOL21.88
151Alberto MestreVEN22.22
167Vladimir MorozovROC22.25

Heat One (11:11)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Florent ManaudouFRA21.530.61Q
25Bruno FratusBRA21.600.65Q
33Thom de BoerNED21.780.60Q
=46Brent HaydenCAN21.820.67
=42Kliment KolesnikovROC21.820.67
68Paweł JuraszekPOL21.880.65
71Alberto MestreVEN22.220.68
87Vladimir MorozovROC22.250.63

Heat Two (11:16)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Caeleb DresselUSA21.420.63Q
25Kristian GolomeevGRE21.600.65Q
=37Michael AndrewUSA21.670.66Q
=31Ben ProudGBR21.670.58Q
52Lorenzo ZazzeriITA21.750.62Q
63Vladyslav BukhovUKR21.830.65
=78Maxime GroussetFRA21.870.62
=76Jesse PutsNED21.870.57

Final (1 August 2021 — 10:30)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Caeleb DresselUSA21.070.63Q
25Florent ManaudouFRA21.550.61Q
33Bruno FratusBRA21.570.64Q
47Michael AndrewUSA21.600.66Q
=52Kristian GolomeevGRE21.720.58Q
=56Ben ProudGBR21.720.63Q
71Lorenzo ZazzeriITA21.780.61Q
88Thom de BoerNED21.790.63Q