Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre freestyle
|Men's 200 metre freestyle|
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
|Venue||Georgia Tech Aquatic Center|
|Date||20 July 1996 (heats & finals)|
|Competitors||43 from 36 nations|
|Winning time||1:47.63 NR|
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Giorgio Lamberti (ITA)||1:46.69||Bonn, West Germany||15 August 1989|
|Olympic record||Yevgeny Sadovyi (EUN)||1:46.70||Barcelona, Spain||27 July 1992|
Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).
|1||5||Paul Palmer||Great Britain||1:48.89||QSO*|
* Palmer and Sievinen tied for first place in their swimoff and are required to swim for another attempt, but the latter elected to withdraw from the race, allowing the former to advance to the final A by default.
ˆ Because Sievinen scratched out from the competition, the vacant spot was distributed to the next best-ranked swimmer, not yet qualified, in the heats.
|12||2||John Piersma||United States||1:49.90|
|13||6||Pier Maria Siciliano||Italy||1:50.07|
|15||8||Andrew Clayton||Great Britain||1:50.59|
|5||Danyon Loader||New Zealand||1:47.63||NR|
|4||6||Pieter van den Hoogenband||Netherlands||1:48.36||NR|
|7||3||Josh Davis||United States||1:48.54|
|8||8||Paul Palmer||Great Britain||1:49.39|
- "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
- "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 38. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
- "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 38. Retrieved 9 September 2017.