2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
On day 2 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, American newcomer Cody Miller swam his way to the podium, breaking an American Record in the process. Miller swam a 58.86 to become the fastest American in history, breaking the previous American Record of 58.94 set by his Rio teammate Kevin Cordes at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Miller’s swim was not only a new American Record, but it also earned him his first ever Olympic Medal. He finished 3rd, taking the bronze medal behind Great Britain’s Adam Peaty, who won the race in a World Record time of 57.13, and South Africa’s Cameron Van Der Burgh, who swam to silver in 58.69.
Before Cordes had broken the American Record at Trials, the record stood at a 58.96 done by Eric Shanteau in 2009. Miller is now the 3rd American ever to break 59 seconds in this race, next to only Shanteau and Cordes.