Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre butterfly

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Men's 100 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue London Aquatics Centre
Dates August 2, 2012 (heats &
semifinals)
August 3, 2012 (final)
Competitors 43 from 35 nations
Winning time 51.21
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Phelps  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Chad le Clos  South Africa
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yevgeny Korotyshkin  Russia
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Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
50 m   men   women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Marathon
10 km men women

The men's 100 metre butterfly event at the 2012 Summer Olympics took place on 2–3 August at the London Aquatics Centre in London, United Kingdom.[1]

As the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps continued to ramp up his already astonishing resume with an unprecedented second Olympic three-peat and another title defense. Rallying from seventh at the halfway turn, he produced a remarkable swim over the rest of the field to claim his seventeenth gold and twenty-first career medal in 51.21.[2][3] Trailing behind Phelps by 0.23 seconds, South Africa's Chad le Clos and Russia's Yevgeny Korotyshkin tied for the silver in a matching time of 51.44.[4][5]

Leading early at the turn, Serbia's Milorad Čavić, who famously lost to Phelps in Beijing four years earlier by a fingertip, faded down the stretch to match Germany's Steffen Deibler with a fourth-place time in 51.81.[6] Netherlands' Joeri Verlinden (51.82), U.S. swimmer Tyler McGill (51.88), and Poland's Konrad Czerniak (52.05) also vied for an Olympic medal to round out a historic finish.[5]

Austria's Dinko Jukic (51.99), fourth-place finalist in the 200 m butterfly few days earlier; and Kenya's Jason Dunford (52.16), fifth in Beijing, missed the final roster after placing ninth and sixteenth respectively in the semifinals.[7] Other notable swimmers featured Japan's Takeshi Matsuda, who elected not to do a swimoff with Germany's Benjamin Starke (a matching time of 52.36) on the morning prelims; his teammate Takuro Fujii (52.49) and Papua New Guinea's Ryan Pini (52.68), both of whom finished sixth and eighth in Beijing; and Sweden's 2000 champion Lars Frölander, who posted a twentieth-place time of 52.47 in his sixth Olympics.[8][9]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were:

World record  Michael Phelps (USA) 49.82 Rome, Italy 1 August 2009
Olympic record  Michael Phelps (USA) 50.58 Beijing, China 16 August 2008

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[13]

Start of the men's 100m Butterfly heat 6
Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 7 Chad le Clos  South Africa 51.54 Q, NR
2 6 4 Michael Phelps  United States 51.72 Q
3 4 3 Yevgeny Korotyshkin  Russia 51.84 Q
4 5 4 Konrad Czerniak  Poland 51.85 Q
5 6 5 Milorad Čavić  Serbia 51.90 Q
6 5 6 Steffen Deibler  Germany 51.92 Q
7 4 4 Tyler McGill  United States 51.95 Q
8 4 7 Zhou Jiawei  China 52.03 Q
9 6 6 Joeri Verlinden  Netherlands 52.07 Q
10 6 3 Chris Wright  Australia 52.11 Q
11 6 2 Nikolay Skvortsov  Russia 52.12 Q
12 3 6 Bence Pulai  Hungary 52.19 Q
13 6 1 François Heersbrandt  Belgium 52.22 Q, NR
3 7 Dinko Jukic  Austria Q
15 5 5 Jason Dunford  Kenya 52.23 Q
16 4 5 Benjamin Starke  Germany 52.36 Q
6 8 Takeshi Matsuda  Japan
18 5 1 Ivan Lenđer  Serbia 52.40
19 3 5 Peter Mankoč  Slovenia 52.44
20 4 1 Lars Frölander  Sweden 52.47
21 5 3 Takuro Fujii  Japan 52.49
22 4 8 Matteo Rivolta  Italy 52.50
23 5 2 Jayden Hadler  Australia 52.52
24 4 6 Michael Rock  Great Britain 52.56
25 3 2 Ryan Pini  Papua New Guinea 52.68
26 3 4 Chang Gyu-Cheol  South Korea 52.69
27 3 1 Joe Bartoch  Canada 53.09
28 4 2 Kaio de Almeida  Brazil 53.14
29 5 8 Albert Subirats  Venezuela 53.18
30 3 3 Clément Lefert  France 53.22
31 3 8 Simão Morgado  Portugal 53.23
32 6 7 Antony James  Great Britain 53.25
33 2 7 Dominik Meichtry  Switzerland 53.40 NR
34 2 4 Pavel Sankovich  Belarus 53.47
35 2 5 Joseph Schooling  Singapore 53.61
36 2 3 Benjamin Hockin  Paraguay 53.65
37 2 1 Daniel Bell  New Zealand 53.76
38 2 8 Yevgeniy Lazuka  Azerbaijan 53.86
39 2 6 Vytautas Janušaitis  Lithuania 54.17
40 2 2 Stefanos Dimitriadis  Greece 54.20
41 1 3 Sofyan El Gidi  Libya 56.99
42 1 4 Mohanad Ahmed Dheyaa Al-Azzawi  Iraq 1:00.71
43 1 5 Khalid Alibaba  Bahrain 1:04.05

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Michael Phelps  United States 50.86
2 3 Steffen Deibler  Germany 51.76
3 5 Konrad Czerniak  Poland 51.78
4 2 Chris Wright  Australia 52.11
5 6 Zhou Jiawei  China 52.30
6 7 Bence Pulai  Hungary 52.40
8 Benjamin Starke  Germany
8 1 François Heersbrandt  Belgium 52.71

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Chad le Clos  South Africa 51.42 NR
2 6 Tyler McGill  United States 51.61
3 3 Milorad Čavić  Serbia 51.66
4 2 Joeri Verlinden  Netherlands 51.75 NR
5 5 Yevgeny Korotyshkin  Russia 51.85
6 1 Dinko Jukić  Austria 51.99 NR
7 7 Nikolay Skvortsov  Russia 52.03
8 8 Jason Dunford  Kenya 52.16

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Michael Phelps  United States 51.21
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Chad le Clos  South Africa 51.44
8 Yevgeny Korotyshkin  Russia
4 6 Milorad Čavić  Serbia 51.81
7 Steffen Deibler  Germany
6 2 Joeri Verlinden  Netherlands 51.82
7 3 Tyler McGill  United States 51.88
8 1 Konrad Czerniak  Poland 52.05

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b "2012 London Olympics: Michael Phelps Scores Unprecedented Second Olympic Threepeat With 100 Fly Win; Now Owns 21 Career Medals; Chad le Clos, Evgeny Korotyshkin Tie for Silver; Tyler McGill Misses Podium". Swimming World Magazine. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Addley, Esther (3 August 2012). "Michael Phelps wins 17th Olympic gold medal in 100m butterfly final". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Okoth, Omulo (4 August 2012). "Dunford bows out". London: The Standard (Kenya). Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "2012 London Olympics: Chad le Clos Blazes to Top Seed in 100 Fly; Michael Phelps Qualifies Second in Threepeat Bid; Milorad Cavic, Tyler McGill Also Advance". Swimming World Magazine. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lars Frolander doesn't advance". ESPN. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Crouse, Karen (2 August 2009). "Phelps Grabs Record in 100 Butterfly". New York Times. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Phelps 1st to break 50 seconds in event". ESPN. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
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