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Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

The men's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 24 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Men's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date24 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors36 from 31 nations
Winning time2:12.57
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Norbert Rózsa  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Károly Güttler  Hungary
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Andrey Korneyev  Russia
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Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Mike Barrowman (USA) 2:10.16 Barcelona, Spain 29 July 1992
Olympic record   Mike Barrowman (USA) 2:10.16 Barcelona, Spain 29 July 1992

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 4 4 Károly Güttler   Hungary 2:13.89 Q
2 5 4 Andrey Korneyev   Russia 2:14.11 Q
3 5 5 Kurt Grote   United States 2:14.63 Q
4 3 5 Norbert Rózsa   Hungary 2:14.66 Q
5 3 6 Nick Gillingham   Great Britain 2:14.96 Q
6 4 3 Phil Rogers   Australia 2:14.97 Q
7 5 2 Marek Krawczyk   Poland 2:15.17 Q
8 5 6 Eric Wunderlich   United States 2:15.18 Q
9 4 2 Jean-Christophe Sarnin   France 2:15.27 q
10 3 3 Ryan Mitchell   Australia 2:15.31 q
11 3 4 Akira Hayashi   Japan 2:15.37 q
12 5 3 Andrey Ivanov   Russia 2:15.56 q
13 3 7 Joaquín Fernández   Spain 2:16.05 q
14 5 7 Jonathan Cleveland   Canada 2:16.08 q
15 4 5 Frédérik Deburghgraeve   Belgium 2:16.10 q, WD
16 3 8 Mario González   Cuba 2:16.15 q
17 2 5 Valērijs Kalmikovs   Latvia 2:17.07 q, NR
18 3 1 Daniel Málek   Czech Republic 2:17.08
19 2 8 José Couto   Portugal 2:17.28 NR
20 4 1 Ratapong Sirisanont   Thailand 2:17.32
21 2 6 Aliaksandr Hukau   Belarus 2:17.49
22 5 1 Dmytro Ivanusa   Ukraine 2:17.54
23 4 8 Stéphan Perrot   France 2:18.58
24 3 2 Wang Yiwu   China 2:19.13
25 2 3 Elvin Chia   Malaysia 2:20.39
26 4 7 Børge Mørk   Norway 2:20.42
27 4 8 Vadim Alexeev   Israel 2:20.47
28 2 2 Christophe Verdino   Monaco 2:20.77
29 2 4 Vadim Tatarov   Moldova 2:21.34
30 1 5 Roberto Bonilla   Guatemala 2:21.86
31 2 1 Todd Torres   Puerto Rico 2:22.66
32 2 7 Nerijus Beiga   Lithuania 2:23.40
33 1 4 Francisco Suriano   El Salvador 2:25.57
34 1 3 Huang Chih-yung   Chinese Taipei 2:25.96
1 6 Desmond Koh   Singapore DNS
5 8 Paul Kent   New Zealand DNS

FinalsEdit

[3]

Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 6 Andrey Ivanov   Russia 2:14.37
10 1 Mario González   Cuba 2:15.11 NR
11 5 Ryan Mitchell   Australia 2:15.63
12 2 Joaquín Fernández   Spain 2:16.05
13 8 Valērijs Kalmikovs   Latvia 2:16.23 NR
14 4 Jean-Christophe Sarnin   France 2:16.26
15 1 Jonathan Cleveland   Canada 2:16.39
16 3 Akira Hayashi   Japan 2:16.69

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  6 Norbert Rózsa   Hungary 2:12.57
  4 Károly Güttler   Hungary 2:13.03
  5 Andrey Korneyev   Russia 2:13.17
4 2 Nick Gillingham   Great Britain 2:14.37
5 7 Phil Rogers   Australia 2:14.79
6 1 Marek Krawczyk   Poland 2:14.84 NR
7 8 Eric Wunderlich   United States 2:15.69
8 3 Kurt Grote   United States 2:16.05

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 200m Breaststroke Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 45. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 200m Breaststroke Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 45. Retrieved 10 September 2017.

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