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Swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre freestyle

The men's 50 metre freestyle event at the 1992 Summer Olympics took place on 30 July at the Piscines Bernat Picornell in Barcelona, Spain.[1]

Men's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenuePiscines Bernat Picornell
Date30 July 1992 (heats & finals)
Competitors76 from 41 nations
Winning time21.91 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Alexander Popov  Unified Team
2nd, silver medalist(s) Matt Biondi  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tom Jager  United States
← 1988
1996 →

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Tom Jager (USA) 21.81 Nashville, United States 24 March 1990
Olympic record   Matt Biondi (USA) 22.14 Seoul, South Korea 24 September 1988

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Round Name Nationality Time Record
30 July Final A Alexander Popov   Unified Team 21.91 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 4 Alexander Popov   Unified Team 22.21 Q
2 10 4 Matt Biondi   United States 22.32 Q
3 9 4 Tom Jager   United States 22.45 Q
4 10 1 Gennadiy Prigoda   Unified Team 22.57 Q
5 9 3 Peter Williams   South Africa 22.65 Q
6 9 6 Christophe Kalfayan   France 22.70 Q
9 5 Nils Rudolph   Germany Q
8 10 5 Mark Foster   Great Britain 22.72 Q
9 8 5 Raimundas Mažuolis   Lithuania 22.77 q
10 9 2 Mark Pinger   Germany 22.88 q
11 10 3 Pär Lindström   Sweden 22.92 q
10 7 René Gusperti   Italy q
13 8 3 Darren Lange   Australia 23.01 q
8 6 Stéphan Caron   France q, WD
15 8 2 Gustavo Borges   Brazil 23.10 q
10 2 Angus Waddell   Australia q
17 8 7 Dano Halsall   Switzerland 23.15 q
18 8 8 Krzysztof Cwalina   Poland 23.20
19 10 6 Mike Fibbens   Great Britain 23.27
20 6 5 Stavros Michaelides   Cyprus 23.34
21 9 1 Allan Murray   Bahamas 23.35
22 9 8 Darryl Cronjé   South Africa 23.39
23 1 6 Mladen Kapor   Independent Olympic Participants 23.42
24 7 2 Ricardo Busquets   Puerto Rico 23.44
25 7 4 Stéfan Voléry   Switzerland 23.47
26 7 5 Nikos Paleokrassas   Greece 23.51
27 7 8 Rodrigo González   Mexico 23.52
28 7 3 Nikos Steliou   Greece 23.55
29 10 8 Franz Mortensen   Denmark 23.61
30 5 5 Janne Blomqvist   Finland 23.63
31 8 1 Indrek Sei   Estonia 23.68
32 7 7 Yoav Bruck   Israel 23.72
33 6 2 Enrico Linscheer   Suriname 23.74
34 4 7 Todd Torres   Puerto Rico 23.79
7 1 Nicholas Sanders   New Zealand
36 7 6 Paulo Trindade   Portugal 23.81
37 6 1 Mark Weldon   New Zealand 23.87
6 4 Mohamed El-Azoul   Egypt
39 6 3 Michael Wright   Hong Kong 23.90
40 5 3 Stephen Clarke   Canada 23.95
41 5 7 Teófilo Ferreira   Brazil 24.13
6 8 Musa Bakare   Nigeria
43 5 4 Pedro Lima   Angola 24.14
44 5 1 Geribryan Mewett   Bermuda 24.20
45 5 2 Ian Steed Raynor   Bermuda 24.23
46 3 5 Ivor Le Roux   Zimbabwe 24.32
47 4 1 Toshiaki Kurasawa   Japan 24.61
48 4 3 Laurent Alfred   Virgin Islands 24.66
49 1 7 Mouhamed Diop   Senegal 24.69
50 6 6 Frank Leskaj   Albania 24.72
51 4 8 Rhoderick McGown   Zimbabwe 24.75
52 4 6 Patrick Sagisi   Guam 24.78
53 5 8 Marc Verbeeck   Belgium 24.85
54 2 4 Adrian Romero   Guam 25.12
55 3 4 Plutarco Castellanos   Honduras 25.27
56 4 2 Kenneth Yeo   Singapore 25.29
57 1 2 Bruno N'Diaye   Senegal 25.35
58 2 3 Ivan Roberts   Seychelles 25.44
59 3 3 Wu Tat Cheung   Hong Kong 25.45
60 3 2 Andrés Sedano   Guatemala 25.53
61 3 6 Émile Lahoud   Lebanon 25.76
62 2 5 Mohamed Bin Abid   United Arab Emirates 25.79
63 3 1 Gustavo Bucaro   Guatemala 25.84
64 3 7 Ahmad Faraj   United Arab Emirates 25.91
65 2 7 Carl Probert   Fiji 26.31
66 2 2 Filippo Piva   San Marino 26.41
67 2 6 Roberto Pellandra   San Marino 26.51
68 2 1 Kenny Roberts   Seychelles 26.78
69 1 1 Gilles Coudray   Republic of the Congo 28.11
70 1 4 Foy Gordon Chung   Fiji 28.75
71 1 5 Ahmed Imthiyaz   Maldives 29.27
72 1 3 Mohamed Rasheed   Maldives 30.37
5 6 Yves Clausse   Luxembourg DSQ
4 5 José Mossiane   Mozambique DSQ
4 4 Tsutomu Nakano   Japan DSQ
9 7 Joakim Holmqvist   Sweden DNS

FinalsEdit

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Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 2 Darren Lange   Australia 22.69
10 4 Raimundas Mažuolis   Lithuania 22.71
11 5 Mark Pinger   Germany 22.88
6 Pär Lindström   Sweden
13 1 Gustavo Borges   Brazil 23.01
14 3 René Gusperti   Italy 23.04
15 7 Angus Waddell   Australia 23.06
16 8 Dano Halsall   Switzerland 23.18

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Alexander Popov   Unified Team 21.91 OR
  5 Matt Biondi   United States 22.09
  3 Tom Jager   United States 22.30
4 2 Peter Williams   South Africa 22.50
1 Christophe Kalfayan   France
6 8 Mark Foster   Great Britain 22.52
7 6 Gennadiy Prigoda   Unified Team 22.54
8 7 Nils Rudolph   Germany 22.73

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's 50 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Barcelona 1992: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Barcelona 1992. LA84 Foundation. p. 357. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Barcelona 1992: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Barcelona 1992. LA84 Foundation. p. 357. Retrieved 27 August 2017.

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