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

The men's 200 metre freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place 24 October.[1] This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 John Nelson   United States 1:59.5
2 Wolfgang Kremer   West Germany 2:02.1
3 Mark Anderson   Australia 2:02.2
4 Noboru Waseda   Japan 2:03.4
5 Gary Goodner   Puerto Rico 2:06.6
6 Salvador Vilanova   El Salvador 2:14.6

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Mike Wenden   Australia 1:59.3
2 Bob Windle   Australia 2:01.0
3 Władysław Wojtakajtis   Poland 2:06.0
4 Mátyás Borlói   Hungary 2:06.5
5 Amnon Krauz   Israel 2:09.3
6 Gregorio Fiallo   Cuba 2:10.5

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Sandy Gilchrist   Canada 2:01.8
2 Lester Eriksson   Sweden 2:02.1
3 Gilles Moreau   France 2:02.7
4 Satoru Nakano   Japan 2:05.5
5 Federico Sicard   Colombia 2:11.1
6 José Martínez   Cuba 2:16.1

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Don Schollander   United States 2:00.0
2 Luis Nicolao   Argentina 2:01.8
3 Johan Schans   Netherlands 2:04.1
4 Gunnar Larsson   Sweden 2:04.9
5 Elt Drenth   Netherlands 2:05.6
6 Georgijs Kuļikovs   Soviet Union 2:08.3
7 Ronnie Wong   Hong Kong 2:15.0
8 Angus Edghill   Barbados 2:19.1

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Steve Rerych   United States 2:00.6
2 Semyon Belits-Geyman   Soviet Union 2:01.2
3 Pano Capéronis   Switzerland 2:04.9
4 Ørjan Madsen   Norway 2:05.4
5 Ricardo González   Colombia 2:05.8
6 Tony Jarvis   Great Britain 2:09.3
7 Bob Loh   Hong Kong 2:16.2

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Alain Mosconi   France 2:00.1
2 Leonid Ilyichov   Soviet Union 2:01.3
3 George Smith   Canada 2:03.2
4 Roosevelt Abdulgafur   Philippines 2:04.8
5 Fernando González   Ecuador 2:07.3
6 Werner Krammel   West Germany 2:07.9
7 Ramiro Benavides   Guatemala 2:11.7
8 José Alvarado   El Salvador 2:20.2

Heat 7

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Juan Carlos Bello   Peru 2:01.3
2 Julio Arango   Colombia 2:03.1
3 Zbigniew Pacelt   Poland 2:06.3
4 Jorge González   Puerto Rico 2:09.1
5 Csaba Csatlós   Hungary 2:10.0
6 Gábor Kucsera   Hungary 2:12.8

Heat 8

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ralph Hutton   Canada 2:00.0
2 Olaf, Baron von Schilling   West Germany 2:01.7
3 Tony Asamali   Philippines 2:06.2
4 Ingvar Eriksson   Sweden 2:10.0
5 Andrew Loh   Hong Kong 2:15.8

Heat 9

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Michel Rousseau   France 2:01.5
2 Kunihiro Iwasaki   Japan 2:02.1
3 Aad Oudt   Netherlands 2:06.6
4 Luis Ayesa   Philippines 2:12.2
5 Ernesto Durón   El Salvador 2:24.1

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Mike Wenden   Australia 1:55.2 OR
  Don Schollander   United States 1:55.8
  John Nelson   United States 1:58.1
4 Ralph Hutton   Canada 1:58.6
5 Alain Mosconi   France 1:59.1
6 Bob Windle   Australia 2:00.9
7 Semyon Belits-Geiman   Soviet Union 2:01.5

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 4 November 2016.