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MEN’S 50M BUTTERFLY – FINALS
2013 World Champion: Cesar Ceilo, BRA – 23.01
World Record: 22.43 – Rafael Munoz, ESP – 2009
Championship Record: 22.67 – Milorad Cavic, SRB – 2009
GOLD: Florent Manaudou, FRA – 22.97
SILVER: Nicholas Santos, BRA – 23.09
BRONZE: Laszlo Cseh, HUN & Konrad Czerniak, POL – 23.15
Florent Manaudou of France claimed the Gold medal in the men’s 50 butterfly as the only swimmer to break 23 seconds in the final. Manaudou got his hands on the wall for the win in 22.97, finishing just ahead of Brazil’s Nicholas Santos at 23.09.
Hungary’s Laszo Cseh tied with Poland’s Konrad Czerniak at 23.15 for the bronze medal, putting four men on the podium for the men’s 50 butterfly.
Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov just missed the podium by .03 seconds, finishing in fifth place with a time of 23.18.
The 2013 World Champion, Cesar Cielo, earned a sixth place finish with his time of 23.21. Joseph Schooling broke the Asian record with his time of 23.25, which was good for seventh place.
Benjamin Proud of Great Britain rounded out the final with an eighth place time of 23.39.