Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre butterfly
|Men's 100 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Olympic Aquatic Centre|
|Date||August 19, 2004 (heats &
August 20, 2004 (final)
|Competitors||59 from 52 nations|
|Winning time||51.25 OR|
|Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps broke an Olympic record of 51.25 to claim his fifth gold medal, edging out his teammate and world record holder Ian Crocker by four hundredths of a second (0.04). Meanwhile, Ukraine's Andriy Serdinov earned a bronze in a European record of 51.36. Earlier in the semifinals, Serdinov blasted a new Olympic record, previously set by Australia's Geoff Huegill in Sydney four years ago, with a time of 51.74. One heat later, Phelps stopped the clock at 51.61 to lower the record by 0.13 of a second.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Ian Crocker (USA)||50.76||Long Beach, United States||13 July 2004|
|Olympic record||Geoff Huegill (AUS)||51.96||Sydney, Australia||21 September 2000|
The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.
|August 19||Semifinal 1||Andriy Serdinov||Ukraine||51.74||OR|
|August 19||Semifinal 2||Michael Phelps||United States||51.61||OR|
|August 20||Final||Michael Phelps||United States||51.25||OR|
|1||4||Andriy Serdinov||Ukraine||51.74||Q, OR|
|7||7||James Hickman||Great Britain||53.10|
|8||5||Milorad Čavić||Serbia and Montenegro||53.12|
|1||5||Michael Phelps||United States||51.61||Q, OR|
|2||4||Ian Crocker||United States||51.83||Q|
|8||8||Corney Swanepoel||New Zealand||52.99|
|4||Michael Phelps||United States||51.25||OR|
|3||Ian Crocker||United States||51.29|
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