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

The men's 200 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 20 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Men's 200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date20 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors43 from 36 nations
Winning time1:47.63 NR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Danyon Loader  New Zealand
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gustavo Borges  Brazil
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Daniel Kowalski  Australia
← 1992
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Contents

RecordsEdit

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

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 5 3 Anders Holmertz   Sweden 1:48.41 Q
2 4 4 Danyon Loader   New Zealand 1:48.48 Q
3 5 4 Josh Davis   United States 1:48.63 Q
4 6 5 Pieter van den Hoogenband   Netherlands 1:48.68 Q
5 5 2 Massimiliano Rosolino   Italy 1:48.80 Q
6 6 3 Daniel Kowalski   Australia 1:48.92 Q
7 4 1 Gustavo Borges   Brazil 1:49.00 Q
8 4 2 Paul Palmer   Great Britain 1:49.05 QSO
4 5 Jani Sievinen   Finland QSO
10 6 4 Michael Klim   Australia 1:49.17 q
11 4 7 Aimo Heilmann   Germany 1:49.57 q
12 4 6 Vladimir Pyshnenko   Russia 1:49.79 q
13 5 6 Pier Maria Siciliano   Italy 1:49.88 q
14 6 6 Antti Kasvio   Finland 1:50.55 q, WD
15 5 5 John Piersma   United States 1:50.59 q
16 6 1 Jacob Carstensen   Denmark 1:50.79 q
17 4 8 Nicolae Butacu   Romania 1:50.83 q
18 6 7 Andrew Clayton   Great Britain 1:51.06
19 3 3 Miroslav Vučetić   Croatia 1:51.26 NR
20 4 3 Attila Czene   Hungary 1:51.59
6 2 Trent Bray   New Zealand
22 6 8 Aleksey Yegorov   Kazakhstan 1:51.66
23 5 8 Shunsuke Ito   Japan 1:51.97
24 5 1 Christophe Bordeau   France 1:52.17
25 5 7 Miklós Kollár   Hungary 1:52.19
26 3 1 Koh Yun-ho   South Korea 1:52.80 NR
27 1 4 Carlos Santander   Venezuela 1:53.13 NR
28 3 7 Vyacheslav Kabanov   Uzbekistan 1:53.36
29 3 5 Earl McCarthy   Ireland 1:53.67
30 3 4 Dimitrios Manganas   Greece 1:53.84
31 3 6 Salim Iles   Algeria 1:54.10 NR
32 2 6 José Isaza   Panama 1:54.58
33 3 8 Torlarp Sethsothorn   Thailand 1:54.73
34 2 3 Jure Bučar   Slovenia 1:54.75
35 2 1 Raymond Papa   Philippines 1:54.77
36 2 4 Bartosz Sikora   Poland 1:55.33
37 2 5 Sng Ju Wei   Singapore 1:55.51
38 2 2 Dmitry Lapin   Kyrgyzstan 1:55.52
39 1 3 Carl Probert   Fiji 1:56.33
40 2 8 Felipe Delgado   Ecuador 1:55.52
41 3 2 Andrei Zaharov   Moldova 1:57.47
42 2 7 Denys Zavhorodniy   Ukraine 1:58.67
43 1 5 Thamer Al-Shamroukh   Kuwait 2:13.75

Swim-offEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Paul Palmer   Great Britain 1:48.89 QSO*
4 Jani Sievinen   Finland 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.

FinalsEdit

[3]

Final BEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 5 Aimo Heilmann   Germany 1:48.81
10 4 Michael Klim   Australia 1:49.50
11 3 Vladimir Pyshnenko   Russia 1:49.55
12 2 John Piersma   United States 1:49.90
13 6 Pier Maria Siciliano   Italy 1:50.07
14 7 Jacob Carstensen   Denmark 1:50.54
15 8 Andrew Clayton   Great Britain 1:50.59
16 1 Nicolae Butacu   Romania 1:51.46

Final AEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Danyon Loader   New Zealand 1:47.63 NR
  1 Gustavo Borges   Brazil 1:48.08 SA
  7 Daniel Kowalski   Australia 1:48.25
4 6 Pieter van den Hoogenband   Netherlands 1:48.36 NR
5 4 Anders Holmertz   Sweden 1:48.42
6 2 Massimiliano Rosolino   Italy 1:48.50
7 3 Josh Davis   United States 1:48.54
8 8 Paul Palmer   Great Britain 1:49.39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 38. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 38. Retrieved 9 September 2017.

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