It's a tie! Chad and Michael Phelps BOTH earn silver in 100 m butterfly

By Kirstin Buick
13 August 2016

Unbelievable! Chad, Micheal and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh touched in a three-way tie.

What a way to end their rivalry!

In the men's 100 m butterfly final at the Rio Olympics on Friday, Chad touched in a three-way tie with Michael Phelps and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh. All three had a time of 51.14 seconds. Read more: American Phelps fans are being seriously mean to Chad Le Clos online
Singapore's Joseph Schooling took home the gold with 50.39.

J. Schooling from Team Singapore takes the gold in the men's 100m butterfly #olympics #rio2016

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The trio shared a silver medal, taking Chad's medal tally to four -- the most by any South African since our first Olympic Games in St Louis in the US in 1904, Sport24 reports.

SA swimmers Penny Heyns and Roland Schoeman both have three medals. Read more: SA hearts break for Chad after Michael Phelps swims to gold in 200 m butterfly Chad earned another silver in the now infamous 200 m butterfly final last week, in which he was beaten by Phelps. In 2012 however, Chad caused the upset of the London Games, beating the American legend in the 200 m to win the gold. He won a silver medal in the 100 m race that same year.

Unfortunately, it's unlikely Chad will have another opportunity to swim against Phelps. The 100 m was the last individual event for the highly-decorated Olympian, who now has an incredible 27 medals to his name. 22 of those are gold.

Happy with swims past week, 3 Olympic Times, bring on #rio2016

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Phelps' last ever event will be the final of the 4 x 100 m medley relay.

Read more: Chad Le Clos reveals heartbreaking news ahead of Rio Olympics

Sources: News24, NY Times

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