medalists, times, and results for the men’s 100-meter butterfly at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Swimming at the Summer Olympics – 100 Metre Butterfly
On Friday, the most decorated Olympian of all time won silver in the men’s 100-meter butterfly to bring his total medal count to 27. He finished in a tie for second place with two other people, behind Singapore’s Joseph Schooling (who won the gold).
At the end, Schooling clocked in at 50.39 seconds, while Phelps, Chad Le Clos (South Africa), and Laszlo Cseh (Hungary) all clocked in at 51.14. Take a look at the final standings for all eight competitors below:
Detailed Results for the Men’s 100-Meter Butterfly
|1||Joseph Schooling (Singapore)||50.39|
|2||Michael Phelps (United States)||51.14|
|2||Chad Le Clos (South Africa)||51.14|
|2||Laszlo Cseh (Hungary)||51.14|
|5||Zhuhao Li (China)||51.26|
|6||Mehdy Metella (France)||51.58|
|7||Tom Shields (United States)||51.73|
|8||Aleksandr Sadovnikov (Russia)||51.84|
Phelps entered the race with lots of momentum after winning the men’s 200-meter individual medley on Thursday, and he finished with a silver medal despite his usual dominance in the event.
With a strong final lap in freestyle, he looked dominant as he beat out the competition, which included fellow American Ryan Lochte (fifth place).
Phelps won three further gold medals at these Olympics, in the 200-meter butterfly, the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, and the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.
Phelps, now 31, is competing in his fifth Olympics, yet he still has the look of a dominant force in the water. On Friday, though, Schooling showed that his grandeur can be challenged.
In response to rumours that he would return in four years after the race, Phelps said, “I will just clarify that Ryan doesn’t know what he is talking about,” No, I won’t be back for another four years.
And, as relayed by Rogers, he said of the sport’s future without him, “It will be fun (for me) to watch. It will be exciting to watch this sport develop over the following four years. Many young people exhibit their abilities in this setting.
Schooling put his victory in perspective, saying, “As a kid I wanted to be like him. I can’t even begin to imagine what will happen in the next eight years. It’s largely Michael’s fault that this has happened. He inspired me to train harder in the water.
After winning the gold on Friday, Schooling can now be an example for the next generation of swimmers.