Reported by Mitch Bowmile.
MEN’S 50M FREESTYLE SEMIFINAL
Top seed: Anthony Ervin (21.55)
World record: 20.91 – Cesar Cielo
American record: 21.37 – Nathan Adrian
U.S Open record: 21.14 – Cesar Cielo
U.S Nationals record: 21.47 – Nathan Adrian/Garret Weber-Gale
JR World record: 22.00 – Yu Hexin (China)
2012 Winning Time: 21.59 – Cullen Jones
Sixteen years after winning gold at the 2000 Olympic Games, Anthony Ervin will be back competing in the 50m freestyle at his third Olympics.
It came down to the wire, but ultimately it was American record holder Nathan Adrian who got his hand on the wall first with a 21.51 in order to secure his second individual event for Rio.
Ervin was right behind him by the smallest of margins, finishing second in 21.52.
Cullen Jones finished third in 21.75 and will not be returning to the Olympic Games.
- Nathan Adrian (21.51)
- Anthony Ervin (21.52)
- Cullen Jones (21.75)
- Caeleb Dressel (21.80)
- Josh Schneider (21.95)
- Michael Chadwick (21.96)
- Jimmy Feigen (21.99)
- Dillon Virva (22.40)
For official results click here.