Michael Phelps Earns Silver in Three-Way Tie in 100M Butterfly at Rio Olympics
What a bombshell! Michael Phelps was relied upon to overwhelm the opposition to bring home the gold in the 100m butterfly last at the Rio Olympics on Friday, August 12, yet rather completed in a three-manner tie for silver with Chad le Clos of South Africa and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh, with Joseph Schooling of Singapore taking the gold. Tutoring, 21, assembled an early lead in the principal lap and clutched it to win the race with another Olympic record of 50.39 seconds.
Had Phelps won, it would've been his fourth back to back gold decoration in the occasion. He now has four gold decorations and one silver at the Summer Games, conveying his general Olympic award number to 28.
Amid the decoration service, Phelps clasped hands with foe le Clos on the platform, while the South African held Cseh's hand. The three Olympians brought their arms up as one and grinned joyfully before accepting their awards. Cseh told columnists amid the question and answer session that it was le Clos' thought for the three silver medalists to fasten hands.
Tutoring's win denote the first occasion when that Singapore has won gold in any game. In Thursday's 100m butterfly elimination rounds, Phelps returned from eighth place to gain a spot in Friday's occasion.
Phelps, 31, has had an amazing keep running at the Rio Olympics this year. On Thursday, August 11, the competitor impacted the world forever when he won his 22nd gold decoration, destroying kindred Team USA swimmer Ryan Lochte, who completed fifth, in the 200m individual variety. The four-time Olympian teared up as he remained on the platform to get his decoration, and later said in a meeting that "when the broadcaster said [he had won], I had a truly hard time pulling it together."
"It's clearly an exceptionally enthusiastic occasion for me," he proceeded. "It's exceptionally uncommon, having the capacity to win 22 Olympic gold decorations. It's something you simply dream of. I've said this before yet I'm carrying on a blessing from heaven." The competitor is currently authoritatively the most beautified gold medalist ever in individual occasions, beating a record set over 2,000 years prior by Greek competitor Leonidas of Rhodes in 152 B.C., who won 12 singular gold decorations in the antiquated Olympics. (Phelps now has 13 singular gold decorations.)