Sixteen years after winning his very first individual gold medal at the Olympics, Anthony Ervin grabbed his 2nd with a furious dash from one end of the pool to the other.
Finishing an amazing quest in the blink of an eye, the an older member of the U.S. swimming side touched first in the 50-meter freestyle, edging the defending Olympic winner, Florent Manaudou of France, by just hundredth of a second.
One more American, Nathan Adrian, take the the bronze. The 35-year-old Ervin won his very first gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, tying teammate Gary Hall Jr. for the top spot. Then, Ervin walked away from swimming, missing the following 2 Olympics while he embarked on a journey to find his purpose in life.