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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Butterfly

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 11, 2016
Date Finished: August 12, 2016

Gold: SGP Joseph Schooling
Silver: USA Michael Phelps
HUN László Cseh
RSA Chad le Clos

Summary

[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.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Joseph Schooling 21 Singapore SGP Gold OR
2T Michael Phelps 31 United States USA Silver
2T Chad le Clos 24 South Africa RSA Silver
2T László Cseh 30 Hungary HUN Silver
5 Li Zhuhao 17 China CHN
6 Mehdy Metella 24 France FRA
7 Tom Shields 25 United States USA
8 Aleksandr Sadovnikov 19 Russia RUS
9 David Morgan 22 Australia AUS
10 Konrad Czerniak 27 Poland POL
11 Piero Codia 26 Italy ITA
12 Santo Condorelli 21 Canada CAN
13 Grant Irvine 25 Australia AUS
14 James Guy 20 Great Britain GBR
15 Quah Zheng Wen 19 Singapore SGP
16 Yevgeny Koptelov 22 Russia RUS
17 Jérémy Stravius 28 France FRA
18 Steffen Deibler 29 Germany GER
19 Luis Martínez 20 Guatemala GUA
20 Takuro Fujii 31 Japan JPN
21 Henrique Martins 24 Brazil BRA
22 Joeri Verlinden 28 Netherlands NED
23 Liubomyr Lemeshko 24 Ukraine UKR
24 Santiago Grassi 19 Argentina ARG
25 Matteo Rivolta 24 Italy ITA
26 Bence Pulai 24 Hungary HUN
27 Zhang Qibin 22 China CHN
28 Pavel Sankovich 26 Belarus BLR
29 Albert Subirats 29 Venezuela VEN
30 Ryan Pini 34 Papua New Guinea PNG
31 Yevgeny Tsurkin 25 Belarus BLR
32 Long Gutiérrez 21 Mexico MEX
33 Paweł Korzeniowski 31 Poland POL
34 Marcos Macedo 25 Brazil BRA
35 Glenn Sutanto 26 Indonesia INA
36 Abbas Qali 23 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
37 Anthonny Sitraka Ralefy 21 Madagascar MAD
38 Ralph Goveia 20 Zambia ZAM
39 Allan Gutiérrez 22 Honduras HON
40 Rami Anis 25 Refugee Olympic Athletes ROT
41 Oumar Touré 20 Mali MLI
42 Hannibal Gaskin 18 Guyana GUY
43 Thint Myaat 14 Myanmar MYA