2021 SWIMMING AUSTRALIA OLYMPIC TRIALS
- Saturday, June 12th – Thursday, June 17th
- South Australia Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Adelaide, Australia
- Sole Olympic-Qualifying Opportunity
- 2021 Swimming Australia Olympic Nomination Criteria
- Meet Site
- Final Start List
- Live results
- Qualifying Criteria
- Day 6 Finals Live Stream (Amazon Prime required)
Temple took it out with a 23.67 which is actually a little slower than Lauterstein’s opening split of 23.28.
|Temple 2021||Lauterstein 2009|
|100||50.45 (26.78)||50.85 (27.57)|
Temple’s Australian record was more than a second faster than both his entry time in the event of 51.57 as well as his prelims swim of 51.79. That marks Temple’s 3rd individual event qualification for Tokyo, adding to his 200 butterfly victory on day 3 of the meet as well as his second-place finish in the 100 free on day 4.
A 50.45 100 butterfly is more than enough to qualify Temple for Tokyo in the event, getting under the 51.70 qualifying mark by more than a second.
Along with setting a new Australian record and qualifying for Tokyo, Temple has now advanced to the #2 spot in the world this season, trailing Kristof Milak‘s 50.18 from the 2021 European Championships.
This swim also makes Temple the 8th fastest swimmer in the history of the event; a major improvement upon his former 56th place ranking.
All-Time Men’s Long Course 100 Butterfly Rankings
- Caeleb Dressel – 49.50 (2019)
- Michael Phelps – 49.82 (2009)
- Milorad Cavic – 49.95 (2009)
- Kristof Milak – 50.18 (2021)
- Joseph Schooling – 50.39 (2016)
- Ian Crocker – 50.40 (2005)
- Rafael Munoz – 50.41 (2009)
- Matthew Temple – 50.45 (2021)
- Chad le Clos – 50.56 (2015)
- Piero Codia – 50.64 (2018)
World record holder Caeleb Dressel is slated to contest the 100 butterfly at the US Olympic Trials on Friday, June 18, and will be gunning for a spot on the US Olympic team in the event.