The top three swimmers in the men’s 50m butterfly were separated by just .03 seconds. Russia’s Aleksandr Popkov earned the gold with his time of 22.42. The silver was awarded to the Ukraine’s Andriy Govorov who swam just .01 slower, in a 22.43. Serbia’s Sebastian Sabo and Great Britain’s Benjamin Proud tied for the bronze with their time of 22.44.
Fifth place was awarded to Turkey’s Umitcan Gures while the Belarusian pair of Yauhen Tsurkin and Pavel Sankovich took sixth and seventh, respectively. Taking eighth place was Poland’s Michal Chudy in 22.75.