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100 metres Butterfly, Men

Date11 – 12 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationEstádio Aquático Olímpico, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants43 from 32 countries

Michael Phelps was going for his fourth consecutive gold medal in this event, a feat he had just accomplished in the 200 IM the day before. Phelps was considered one of the four medal contenders, along with the podium from the 2015 World Championships – Hungary’s László Cseh, South African Chad le Clos, and Singapore’s Joseph Schooling.

In the final, it was really not close for gold, as Schooling won Singapore’s first ever gold medal, in any sport, winning in 50.39, over second place 51.14. The podium was exactly as predicted as all four of the contenders made it, but nobody saw a three-way tie for the silver occurring. Cseh, Phelps, and le Clos all tied for second. This was the first ever three-way tie for any medal in swimming. It was only the eighth three-way tie for silver in any Olympic sport, the first since the 1968 Winter Olympics in women’s 500 metre speed skating, and the first at the Summer Olympics since the 1964 men’s gymnastics all-around.

PosSwimmerNOCR1SFFinal
1Joseph SchoolingSGP51.41 (1 h6)50.83 (1 h2)50.39 (1)GoldOR
=2Michael PhelpsUSA51.60 (2 h6)51.58 (2 h1)51.14 (=2)Silver
=2Chad le ClosRSA51.75 (3 h5)51.43 (2 h2)51.14 (=2)Silver
=2László CsehHUN51.52 (1 h4)51.57 (1 h1)51.14 (=2)Silver
5Li ZhuhaoCHN51.78 (3 h6)51.51 (3 h2)51.26 (5)
6Mehdy MetellaFRA51.71 (2 h5)51.73 (6 h2)51.58 (6)
7Tom ShieldsUSA51.58 (1 h5)51.61 (4 h2)51.73 (7)
8Aleksandr SadovnikovRUS51.91 (5 h6)51.71 (5 h2)51.84 (8)
9David MorganAUS51.81 (4 h5)51.75 (7 h2)
10Konrad CzerniakPOL51.81 (3 h4)51.80 (3 h1)
11Piero CodiaITA51.72 (2 h4)51.82 (4 h1)
12Santo CondorelliCAN51.99 (1 h2)51.83 (5 h1)
13Grant IrvineAUS51.84 (4 h6)51.87 (6 h1)
14James GuyGBR51.78 (1 h3)52.10 (7 h1)
15Quah Zheng WenSGP52.08 (2 h3)52.26 (8 h1)
16Yevgeny KoptelovRUS52.01 (4 h4)52.50 (8 h2)
17Jérémy StraviusFRA52.10 (5 h4)
18Steffen DeiblerGER52.14 (6 h4)
19Luis MartínezGUA52.22 (3 h3)
20Takuro FujiiJPN52.36 (6 h6)
21Henrique MartinsBRA52.42 (4 h3)
22Joeri VerlindenNED52.48 (5 h5)
23Liubomyr LemeshkoUKR52.51 (5 h3)
24Santi GrassiARG52.56 (7 h4)
25Matteo RivoltaITA52.67 (6 h5)
26Bence PulaiHUN52.73 (7 h5)
27Zhang QibinCHN52.84 (6 h3)
28Paval SankovichBLR53.00 (8 h4)
29Albert SubiratsVEN53.23 (7 h6)
30Ryan PiniPNG53.24 (2 h2)
31Yauhen TsurkinBLR53.24 (8 h6)
32Long GutiérrezMEX53.34 (7 h3)
33Paweł KorzeniowskiPOL53.71 (8 h5)
34Marcos MacedoBRA53.87 (8 h3)
35Glenn SutantoINA54.25 (3 h2)
36Abbas QaliIOA54.63 (4 h2)
37Anthonny Sitraka RalefyMAD54.72 (5 h2)
38Ralph GoveiaZAM54.84 (6 h2)
39Allan GutiérrezHON55.20 (7 h2)
40Rami AnisEOR56.23 (8 h2)
41Oumar TouréMLI57.56 (1 h1)
42Hannibal GaskinGUY58.57 (2 h1)
43Thint MyaatMYA1:02.54 (3 h1)

Round One (11 August 2016 — 14:16)

Fastest 16 swimmers advanced to semi-finals

Heat One (14:16)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Oumar TouréMLI57.560.71
25Hannibal GaskinGUY58.570.60
33Thint MyaatMYA1:02.540.77

Heat Two (14:19)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Santo CondorelliCAN51.990.65Q
25Ryan PiniPNG53.240.70
33Glenn SutantoINA54.250.67
46Abbas QaliIOA54.630.61
58Anthonny Sitraka RalefyMAD54.720.62
61Ralph GoveiaZAM54.840.61
72Allan GutiérrezHON55.200.67
87Rami AnisEOR56.230.75

Heat Three (14:22)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
15James GuyGBR51.780.64Q
27Quah Zheng WenSGP52.080.63Q
38Luis MartínezGUA52.220.64
44Henrique MartinsBRA52.420.69
52Liubomyr LemeshkoUKR52.510.67
61Zhang QibinCHN52.840.70
76Long GutiérrezMEX53.340.65
83Marcos MacedoBRA53.870.65

Heat Four (14:25)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14László CsehHUN51.520.75Q
23Piero CodiaITA51.720.65Q
35Konrad CzerniakPOL51.810.71Q
46Yevgeny KoptelovRUS52.010.74Q
57Jérémy StraviusFRA52.100.70
61Steffen DeiblerGER52.140.64
78Santi GrassiARG52.560.64
82Paval SankovichBLR53.000.71

Heat Five (14:28)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
15Tom ShieldsUSA51.580.78Q
23Mehdy MetellaFRA51.710.66Q
34Chad le ClosRSA51.750.65Q
47David MorganAUS51.810.67Q
51Joeri VerlindenNED52.480.68
62Matteo RivoltaITA52.670.67
78Bence PulaiHUN52.730.72
86Paweł KorzeniowskiPOL53.710.74

Heat Six (14:31)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
15Joseph SchoolingSGP51.410.61Q
24Michael PhelpsUSA51.600.75Q
33Li ZhuhaoCHN51.780.73Q
41Grant IrvineAUS51.840.69Q
52Aleksandr SadovnikovRUS51.910.68Q
67Takuro FujiiJPN52.360.64
78Albert SubiratsVEN53.230.69
86Yauhen TsurkinBLR53.240.65

Semi-Finals (11 August 2016 — 23:34)

Fastest eight swimmers advanced to final

Heat One (23:34)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14László CsehHUN51.570.78Q
25Michael PhelpsUSA51.580.67Q
32Konrad CzerniakPOL51.800.70
43Piero CodiaITA51.820.67
51Santo CondorelliCAN51.830.65
67Grant IrvineAUS51.870.68
76James GuyGBR52.100.64
88Quah Zheng WenSGP52.260.64

Heat Two (23:42)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Joseph SchoolingSGP50.830.61Q
26Chad le ClosRSA51.430.65Q
32Li ZhuhaoCHN51.510.68Q
45Tom ShieldsUSA51.610.77Q
51Aleksandr SadovnikovRUS51.710.67Q
63Mehdy MetellaFRA51.730.66Q
77David MorganAUS51.750.63
88Yevgeny KoptelovRUS52.500.73

Final (12 August 2016 — 22:12)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeReaction
14Joseph SchoolingSGP50.390.61OR
=22Michael PhelpsUSA51.140.70
=25Chad le ClosRSA51.140.61
=26László CsehHUN51.140.69
53Li ZhuhaoCHN51.260.70
68Mehdy MetellaFRA51.580.70
77Tom ShieldsUSA51.730.74
81Aleksandr SadovnikovRUS51.840.68