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MEN’S 100M BUTTERFLY – FINALS
GOLD: Chad Le Clos, RSA – 50.56
SILVER: Laszlo Cseh, HUN – 50.87
BRONZE: Joseph Schooling, SIN – 50.96
Chad Le Clos was on a mission, and it paid off. He broke the African record en route to winning the World title in the men’s 100 butterfly with his time of 50.56. Laszlo Cseh made history today, becoming the first man to ever medal in all three butterfly events at the same World Championships. He picked up the silver with a 50.87. Joseph Schooling also found his way on the podium, posting a new Asian record time of 50.96.
Tom Shields just missed the podium, finishing in fourth at 51.06. Mehdy Metella lowered his day-old French national record with a fifth place finish at 51.24.
Konrad Czerniak, Pawel Korzeniowski, and Li Zhuhao rounded out the final between 51.28 and 51.66.