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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

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 9, 2016
Date Finished: August 10, 2016

Gold: AUS Kyle Chalmers
Silver: BEL Pieter Timmers
Bronze: USA Nathan Adrian

Summary

At the Australian Olympic Trials [Cameron McEvoy] won in 47.04, the second fastest time ever after [Cesar Cielo]’s high-tech suit world record of 46.91 from 2009. McEvoy’s time was almost 7/10ths faster than any other time in 2016. China's [Ning Zetao] had won the 2015 World Championships in somewhat of an upset but was a contender, as was American [Nathan Adrian], the defending gold medalist, who won the US Olympic Trials. Other challengers were thought to be Russian [Vladimir Morozov] and France’s [Florent Manaudou].

In the end, nothing went according to form in this race, even before Rio, as Manaudou failed to qualify for the French team in the event. Zetao made the semi-finals but failed to qualify for the final. McEvoy made the final but never found his way, finished seventh, and had to watch his countryman, [Kyle Chalmers], win a major upset gold medal. Chalmers was seventh at the turn, but finished the strongest to win in 47.58, a world junior record. Behind him, the silver went to unheralded Belgian [Pieter Timmers], while Adrian won bronze.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kyle Chalmers 18 Australia AUS Gold
2 Pieter Timmers 28 Belgium BEL Silver
3 Nathan Adrian 27 United States USA Bronze
4 Santo Condorelli 21 Canada CAN
5 Duncan Scott 19 Great Britain GBR
6 Caeleb Dressel 19 United States USA
7 Cameron McEvoy 22 Australia AUS
8 Marcelo Chierighini 25 Brazil BRA
9 Vladimir Morozov 24 Russia RUS
10 Sebastiaan Verschuren 27 Netherlands NED
11 Yuri Kisil 20 Canada CAN
12 Ning Zetao 23 China CHN
13 Luca Dotto 26 Italy ITA
14 Clément Mignon 23 France FRA
15 Damian Wierling 20 Germany GER
16 Joseph Schooling 21 Singapore SGP
17 Katsumi Nakamura 22 Japan JPN
18 Jérémy Stravius 28 France FRA
19 Glenn Surgeloose 26 Belgium BEL
20 Kristian Golomeev 23 Greece GRE
21 Andrey Grechin 28 Russia RUS
22 Federico Grabich 26 Argentina ARG
23 Dylan Carter 20 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
24 Richárd Bohus 23 Hungary HUN
25 Yu Hexin 20 China CHN
26 Dominik Kozma 25 Hungary HUN
27 Shinri Shioura 24 Japan JPN
28 Nicolas Oliveira 28 Brazil BRA
29 Ben Proud 21 Great Britain GBR
30 Simonas Bilis 22 Lithuania LTU
31 Oussama Sahnoune 24 Algeria ALG
32 Park Tae-Hwan 26 South Korea KOR
33 Velimir Stjepanović 22 Serbia SRB
34 Cristián Quintero 23 Venezuela VEN
35 Yevgeny Tsurkin 25 Belarus BLR
36 Anže Tavčar 21 Slovenia SLO
37 Filippo Magnini 34 Italy ITA
38 Marius Radu 24 Romania ROU
39 Björn Hornikel 24 Germany GER
40 Shane Ryan 22 Ireland IRL
41 Aleksandar Nikolov 24 Bulgaria BUL
42T Ari-Pekka Liukkonen 27 Finland FIN
42T Matthew Stanley 24 New Zealand NZL
44 Ben Hockin 29 Paraguay PAR
45 Igor Mogne 20 Mozambique MOZ
46 Ziv Kalontarov 19 Israel ISR
47 Raphaël Stacchiotti 24 Luxembourg LUX
48 Sean Gunn 22 Zimbabwe ZIM
49 Bradley Vincent 24 Mauritius MRI
50 Matthew Abeysinghe 20 Sri Lanka SRI
51 Andrew Chetcuti 23 Malta MLT
52 Jhonny Pérez 18 Dominican Republic DOM
53 Nicholas Magaña 20 Peru PER
54 Thibaut Amani Danho 22 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
55 Miguel Meña 19 Nicaragua NCA
56 Rami Anis 25 Refugee Olympic Athletes ROT
57 Sovijja Pou 21 Cambodia CAM
58 Sirish Gurung 17 Nepal NEP
59 Robel Kiros Habte 24 Ethiopia ETH