Olympic News

Phelps wins men's 100m butterfly gold

Friday, August 03, 2012




LONDON, England (AFP) - Michael Phelps won the men's 100m butterfly today, claiming the 17th gold medal and 21st total medal of his Olympic career with a stirring last-lap surge.

Phelps, seventh at the turn, won in 51.21seconds.

South Arican Chad Le Clos and Russian Evgeny Korotyshkin shared silver, both clocking 51.44.

Serbian Milorad Cavic, famously beaten by Phelps by one one-hundredth of a second in Beijing four years ago, went out hard in an effort to turn the tables.

He led at the turn but faded to finish equal fourth with Germany's Steffen Deibler in 51.81sec.

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Total
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United States
46
29
29
104
2
China
38
27
22
87
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Great Britain
29
17
19
65
4
Russian Fed.
24
25
33
82
5
South Korea
13
8
7
28

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