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Phelps Finishes in 3-Way Tie for Silver in Last Solo Race

by August 13, 2016 General

Michael Phelps owned the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic titles in the event.

Michael Phelps tied for the silver medal in the 100m butterfly, his much-hyped last individual race of these Rio Games, and possibly ever.

Phelps, South Africa’s Chad le Clos and Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh – the event’s juggernauts for the past two Olympiads – were beat to the wall by Joseph Schooling of Singapore, who raced to 50.39 and set a new Olympic record.

The silver medalists stopped the clock at 51.14.

The other American man in the field, Tom Shields, finished seventh in a time of 51.73. Shields made his Olympic debut in Rio and swam in the 200m butterfly and preliminary leg of the 4x100m medley relay. He’ll be eligible for a medal, should Saturday’s squad earn one.