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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Swimming at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 7, 2016

Gold: GBR Adam Peaty
Silver: RSA Cameron van der Burgh
Bronze: USA Cody Miller

Summary

Britain’s [Adam Peaty] had won the 2015 World Championship and was the only swimmer to ever break 58 seconds in this event, with the second best performer over ½-second behind his personal best. The battle seemed to be for the other medals, and was felt to be contested by South African [Cameron van der Bergh], the defending gold medalist, and Americans [Kevin Cordes] and [Cody Miller].

That was exactly how the final worked out, as Peaty won gold in a stunning world record 57.13, winning by more than 1½ seconds over van der Bergh, with Miller winning a slightly surprising bronze, as he had not been heard from much before 2016. Peaty had actually broken his world record of 57.92 in the sixth heat, finishing in 57.55, then shattering that in the final. In all, he lowered the pre-Rio world mark by 0.79 seconds, a huge margin at this distance, and his record was 1.33 seconds ahead of the second fastest performer of all-time, van der Bergh.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Adam Peaty 21 Great Britain GBR Gold WR
2 Cameron van der Burgh 28 South Africa RSA Silver
3 Cody Miller 24 United States USA Bronze
4 Kevin Cordes 22 United States USA
5 João Gomes 30 Brazil BRA
6 Yasuhiro Koseki 24 Japan JPN
7 Felipe França Silva 29 Brazil BRA
8 Dmitry Balandin 21 Kazakhstan KAZ
9 Jake Packard 22 Australia AUS
10 Giedrius Titenis 27 Lithuania LTU
11 Ross Murdoch 22 Great Britain GBR
12 Christian vom Lehn 24 Germany GER
13 Li Xiang 23 China CHN
14 Vsevolod Zanko 21 Russia RUS
15 Glenn Snyders 29 New Zealand NZL
16 Jorge Mario Murillo 24 Colombia COL
17 Dániel Gyurta 27 Hungary HUN
18 Ippei Watanabe 19 Japan JPN
19 Panagiotis Samilidis 22 Greece GRE
20 Kirill Prigoda 20 Russia RUS
21 Damir Dugonjič 28 Slovenia SLO
22 Andrea Toniato 25 Italy ITA
23 Andrius Å idlauskas 19 Lithuania LTU
24 Yannick Käser 24 Switzerland SUI
25 Jason Block 26 Canada CAN
26 Čaba Silađi 25 Serbia SRB
27 Laurent Carnol 26 Luxembourg LUX
28 Yan Zibei 20 China CHN
29 Marcin Stolarski 20 Poland POL
30 Carlos Claverie 19 Venezuela VEN
31 Joshua Palmer 24 Australia AUS
32 Erik Persson 22 Sweden SWE
33 Nicholas Quinn 23 Ireland IRL
34 Vladislav Mustafin 20 Uzbekistan UZB
35 Anton Sveinn McKee 22 Iceland ISL
36 Azad Barazi 28 Syria SYR
37 Radomyos Matjiur 28 Thailand THA
38 Matti Mattsson 22 Finland FIN
39 Martín Melconian 26 Uruguay URU
40 Julian Fletcher 25 Bermuda BER
41 Edgar Crespo 27 Panama PAN
42 Tomáš Klobučník 26 Slovakia SVK
43 Benjamin Schulte 20 Guam GUM
44 Dustin Tynes 20 Bahamas BAH
45 Amini Fonua 26 Tonga TGA
46 Corey Ollivierre 19 Grenada GRN