Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre individual medley

The men's 200 metre individual medley competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 7.

Men's 200 metre individual medley
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
DatesSeptember 7, 1973
Competitors27 from 20 nations
Winning time2:08.36 CR
Medalists
gold medal    Sweden
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    Great Britain
1975 →

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.

World record   Gunnar Larsson (SWE) 2:07.17 Munich, West Germany 3 September 1972
Competition record N/A N/A N/A N/A

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
7 September Heat 1 András Hargitay   Hungary 2:09.54 CR
7 September Final Gunnar Larsson   Sweden 2:08.36 CR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

28 swimmers participated in 5 heats, qualified swimmers are listed:[1][2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 - András Hargitay   Hungary 2:09.54 Q, CR
2 3 - David Wilkie   Great Britain 2:09.61 Q, CWR[3]
3 1 - Christian Lietzmann   East Germany 2:09.91 Q
4 5 - Gunnar Larsson   Sweden 2:10.13 Q
5 4 - Stan Carper   United States 2:11.04 Q
6 3 - Sergey Zakharov   Soviet Union 2:11.07 Q
7 2 - Fred Tyler   United States 2:11.31 Q
8 5 - Wolfram Sperling   East Germany 2:11.46 Q
9 2 - Andrey Smirnov   Soviet Union 2:11.98
10 3 - Zoltán Verrasztó   Hungary 2:12.65
11 4 - Brian Brinkley   Great Britain 2:14.31
12 5 - David Brumwell   Canada 2:14.99
13 3 - Nigel Cluer   Papua New Guinea 2:15.90
14 5 - Tsuyoshi Yanagidate   Japan 2:16.01
15 2 - Steve Badger   Australia 2:16.42
16 4 - Jorge Delgado   Ecuador 2:16.47
17 2 - Eduardo Orejuela   Ecuador 2:16.58
18 5 - Neil Martin   Australia 2:17.01
19 3 - Ignacio Álvarez   Mexico 2:17.05
20 4 - Antônio Azevedo   Brazil 2:17.25
21 2 - Gunnar Gundersen   Norway 2:19.07
22 1 - Peter Tetlow   Australia 2:19.71
23 3 - Ramón Volcán   Venezuela 2:20.84
24 1 - Carlos Santiago   Puerto Rico 2:21.11
25 2 - Jorge Jaramillo   Colombia 2:21.39
26 3 - Helmut Podolan   Austria 2:21.72
27 1 - Ali Gharbi   Tunisia 2:22.62
28 4 - C. Manochehr   Iran 2:38.93
4 - Patrick Moreau   France Did not start
5 - Michael Weiss   West Germany Did not start
1 - Bandi Wetternek   Romania Did not start

FinalEdit

The results of the final are below.[4]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  6 Gunnar Larsson   Sweden 2:08.36 CR
  2 Stan Carper   United States 2:08.43
  5 David Wilkie   Great Britain 2:08.84 CWR[3]
4 4 András Hargitay   Hungary 2:09.52
5 3 Christian Lietzmann   East Germany 2:09.57
6 8 Wolfram Sperling   East Germany 2:10.54
7 1 Fred Tyler   United States 2:10.86
8 7 Sergey Zakharov   Soviet Union 2:10.86

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sporting Details". The Sydney Morning Herald. John Fairfax Holdings. September 8, 1973. p. 76.
  2. ^ "Official results". FINA.org. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b Fox, Norman (8 September 1973). "Poor turn holds Wilkie to third place in medley final". The Times. London. p. 15.
  4. ^ Krastev, Todor. "Men 200m Medley Swimming World Championship 1973 Belgrade (YUG)". todor66.com. Retrieved 2 June 2013.