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Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

The men's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place between 31 July and 2 August at the Swimming Stadium.[1] This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

16 fastest swimmer advanced to semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Monte Nitzkowski   United States 2:40.6
2 Pierre Joly dit Dumesnil   France 2:43.4
3 Marek Petrusewicz   Poland 2:44.0
4 Juha Tikka   Finland 2:46.3
5 Brian Barnes   Great Britain 2:48.6
6 René Kohn   Luxembourg 2:59.3

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 John Davies   Australia 2:39.7
2 Jiro Nagasawa   Japan 2:40.4
3 Nikola Trojanović   Yugoslavia 2:42.4
4 Bengt Rask   Sweden 2:45.3
5 Ludovicus Schoenmaekers   Belgium 2:46.5
6 Yury Kurchashov   Soviet Union 2:47.3
7 Alfons Oehy   Switzerland 2:54.8
8 Muhammad Bashir   Pakistan 3:01.3

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ľudovít Komadel   Czechoslovakia 2:38.9
2 Orlando Cossani   Argentina 2:39.6
3 Takayoshi Kajikawa   Japan 2:39.6
4 Walter Ocampo   Mexico 2:44.8
5 Octavio Mobiglia   Brazil 2:46.1
6 Giorgio Grilz   Italy disqualified

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Bowen Stassforth   United States 2:39.3
2 David Hawkins   Australia 2:41.2
3 George Portelance   Canada 2:42.5
4 Pyotr Skripchenkov   Soviet Union 2:47.3
5 Blago Barbieri   Yugoslavia 2:47.3
6 Knud Gleie   Denmark 2:51.4
7 Vladimír Skovajsa   Czechoslovakia 2:53.3

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Gerald Holan   United States 2:36.8
2 Maurice Lusien   France 2:40.9
3 Nobuyasu Hirayama   Japan 2:41.5
4 Adhemar Grijó Filho   Brazil 2:47.6
5 Habib Suharko   Indonesia 2:51.3

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Herbert Klein   Germany 2:37.0
2 Daan Buijze   Netherlands 2:41.9
3 Vladimir Borisenko   Soviet Union 2:43.2
4 Aulis Kähkönen   Finland 2:43.8
5 Manuel Sanguily   Cuba 2:44.5
6 Vlastimil Linhart   Czechoslovakia 2:48.0
7 Awad Moukhtar Halloudah   Egypt 2:50.5
8 Eduardo Barbeiro   Portugal 3:04.6

SemifinalsEdit

Eight fastest swimmers advanced to final.

Semifinal 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 John Davies   Australia 2:36.8
2 Ľudovít Komadeľ   Czechoslovakia 2:38.8
3 Nobuyasu Hirayama   Japan 2:39.1
4 Gerald Holan   United States 2:39.2
5 Monte Nitzkowski   United States 2:41.4
6 Daan Buijze   Netherlands 2:42.6
7 Orlando Cossani   Argentina 2:43.1
8 George Portelance   Canada 2:43.8

Semifinal 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Herbert Klein   Germany 2:37.0
2 Takayoshi Kajikawa   Japan 2:37.3
3 Bowen Stassforth   United States 2:38.7
4 Jiro Nagasawa   Japan 2:39.0
5 Maurice Lusien   France 2:39.1
6 David Hawkins   Australia 2:39.8
7 Nikola Trojanović   Yugoslavia 2:41.8
8 Vladimir Borisenko   Soviet Union 2:46.2

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  John Davies   Australia 2:34.4 OR
  Bowen Stassforth   United States 2:34.7
  Herbert Klein   Germany 2:35.9
4 Nobuyasu Hirayama   Japan 2:37.4
5 Takayoshi Kajikawa   Japan 2:38.6
6 Jiro Nagasawa   Japan 2:39.1
7 Maurice Lusien   France 2:39.8
8 Ľudovít Komadeľ   Czechoslovakia 2:40.1

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 September 2016.

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