Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre butterfly

The men's 200 metre butterfly event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place on 16 and 18 October.[1] This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Men's 200 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
VenueYoyogi National Gymnasium
Date16 October 1964 (heats)
17 October 1964 (semifinals)
18 October 1964 (final)
Competitors32 from 19 nations
Winning time2:06.6 (WR)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Kevin Berry  Australia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Carl Robie  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Fred Schmidt  United States
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ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Carl Robie   United States 2:10.0 Q, OR
2 Atsushi Obayashi   Japan 2:15.1 Q
3 Antonio Rastrelli   Italy 2:17.3
4 Hermann Lotter   United Team of Germany 2:18.2
5 Vítor da Fonseca   Portugal 2:18.3
6 Narong Chok-Umnuay   Thailand 2:32.5

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Kevin Berry   Australia 2:11.0 Q
2 Kosuke Sato   Japan 2:12.4 Q
3 Daniel Sherry   Canada 2:12.9 Q
4 David Gerrard   New Zealand 2:16.3 Q
5 Avraham Melamed   Israel 2:20.7
6 Carlos Canepa   Peru 2:24.9
7 Joaquín Pujol   Spain 2:28.3

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Luis Nicolao   Argentina 2:15.0 Q
2 John Stark   Australia 2:15.3 Q
3 Valentin Kuzmin   Soviet Union 2:15.5 Q
4 Werner Freitag   United Team of Germany 2:16.9 Q
5 Juan Alanís   Mexico 2:23.9
6 Bernard Chan   Malaysia 2:26.6

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Phil Riker   United States 2:12.6 Q
2 Brian Jenkins   Great Britain 2:15.5 Q
3 Oleg Fotin   Soviet Union 2:17.3
4 Gabriel Altamirano   Mexico 2:17.9
5 Wolfgang Platzeck   United Team of Germany 2:18.7
6 Volker Deckardt   Austria 2:21.3
7 Dick Langerhorst   Netherlands 2:22.5

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Brett Hill   Australia 2:12.8 Q
2 Fred Schmidt   United States 2:13.3 Q
3 Yoshinori Kadonaga   Japan 2:14.5 Q
4 Giampiero Fossati   Italy 2:17.2 Q
5 Ralph Hutton   Canada 2:20.8
6 Gustavo Ocampo   Peru 2:31.4

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Carl Robie   United States 2:09.3 Q, OR
2 Fred Schmidt   United States 2:11.5 Q
3 Brett Hill   Australia 2:11.9 Q
4 Valentin Kuzmin   Soviet Union 2:11.9 Q
5 Kosuke Sato   Japan 2:13.4
6 Werner Freitag   United Team of Germany 2:13.5
7 Luis Nicolao   Argentina 2:13.7
8 John Stark   Australia 2:18.4

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Kevin Berry   Australia 2:09.8 Q
2 Phil Riker   United States 2:09.9 Q
3 Yoshinori Kadonaga   Japan 2:12.3 Q
4 Daniel Sherry   Canada 2:12.9 Q
5 Atsushi Obayashi   Japan 2:14.1
6 David Gerrard   New Zealand 2:15.4
7 Brian Jenkins   Great Britain 2:15.5
8 Giampiero Fossati   Italy 2:18.1

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Kevin Berry   Australia 2:06.6 WR
  Carl Robie   United States 2:07.5
  Fred Schmidt   United States 2:09.3
4 Philip Riker   United States 2:11.0
5 Valentin Kuzmin   Soviet Union 2:11.3
6 Yoshinori Kadonaga   Japan 2:12.6
7 Brett Hill   Australia 2:12.8
8 Daniel Sherry   Canada 2:14.6

Key: WR = World record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Butterfly". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 29 October 2016.