Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre backstroke

The men's 200 metre backstroke event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place 25 October.[1] This swimming event used backstroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Roland Matthes
  East Germany
Silver Mitch Ivey
  United States
Bronze Jack Horsley
  United States

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Mitch Ivey   United States 2:11.3
2 Franco Del Campo   Italy 2:16.3
3 Franco Chino   Italy 2:19.5
4 José Joaquín Santibáñez   Mexico 2:20.7
5 Jim Shaw   Canada 2:21.0
6 Hans Ljungberg   Sweden 2:22.3
7 Tony Asamali   Philippines 2:30.0
8 Antonio Cruz   Guatemala 2:36.3

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jack Horsley   United States 2:13.7
2 Reinhard Blechert   West Germany 2:16.5
3 Jaime Monzo   Spain 2:20.1

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Roland Matthes   East Germany 2:13.6
2 Santiago Esteva   Spain 2:15.8
3 Joachim Röther   East Germany 2:16.1
4 Ejvind Pedersen   Denmark 2:16.6
5 Karl Byrom   Australia 2:20.7
6 Eliseo Vidal   Cuba 2:21.3
7 Leonardo Baremboin   Argentina 2:25.2
8 Francisco Ramis   Puerto Rico 2:30.4

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Leonid Dobroskokin   Soviet Union 2:16.1
2 Bob Schoutsen   Netherlands 2:18.2
3 Jaime Rivera   Mexico 2:20.7
4 Lars Kraus Jensen   Denmark 2:22.5
5 Gerald Evard   Switzerland 2:24.7
6 Chan King-ming   Chinese Taipei 2:46.9

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Gary Hall Sr.   United States 2:16.2
2 Mátyás Borlói   Hungary 2:17.9
3 Rinus van Beek   Netherlands 2:21.2
4 Luis Angel Acosta   Mexico 2:24.0
5 Ronnie Wong   Hong Kong 2:38.6

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Roland Matthes   East Germany 2:09.6 OR
  Mitch Ivey   United States 2:10.6
  Jack Horsley   United States 2:10.9
4 Gary Hall Sr.   United States 2:12.6
5 Santiago Esteva   Spain 2:12.9
6 Leonid Dobroskokin   Soviet Union 2:15.4
7 Joachim Röther   East Germany 2:15.8
8 Franco Del Campo   Italy 2:16.5

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 November 2016.