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Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre breaststroke

The men's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 14 and 15.[1]

Men's 100 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 14, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 15, 2004 (final)
Competitors60 from 55 nations
Winning time1:00.08
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kosuke Kitajima  Japan
2nd, silver medalist(s) Brendan Hansen  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hugues Duboscq  France
← 2000
2008 →

After finishing fourth in Sydney (2000), Japan's Kosuke Kitajima edged out U.S. swimmer and world-record holder Brendan Hansen to claim the gold medal by 0.17 of a second, in a time of 1:00.08. Hansen, who turned 23 on the final day, earned a silver in 1:00.25, while France's Hugues Duboscq held off onrushing American Mark Gangloff to take the bronze in 1:00.88.[2][3]

Earlier in the semifinals Hansen lowered an Olympic record to 1:00.01 that had been set by his archrival Kitajima in the preliminaries by just 0.02 of a second.[4]

Russia's Roman Sloudnov, the third-fastest man in Olympic history and the first to swim under one minute, missed the top 8 final by 0.18 seconds (1:01.54).[4]

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Brendan Hansen (USA) 59.30 Long Beach, United States 8 July 2004
Olympic record   Domenico Fioravanti (ITA) 1:00.46 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 14 Heat 7 Kosuke Kitajima   Japan 1:00.03 OR
August 14 Semifinal 1 Brendan Hansen   United States 1:00.01 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 Kosuke Kitajima   Japan 1:00.03 Q, OR
2 8 4 Brendan Hansen   United States 1:00.25 Q
3 6 5 Mark Gangloff   United States 1:00.81 Q
4 6 4 Darren Mew   Great Britain 1:00.89 Q
5 7 3 James Gibson   Great Britain 1:00.99 Q
6 7 5 Hugues Duboscq   France 1:01.15 Q
7 6 1 Vladislav Polyakov   Kazakhstan 1:01.16 Q
8 8 7 Jens Kruppa   Germany 1:01.19 Q
9 8 3 Oleg Lisogor   Ukraine 1:01.21 Q
10 6 3 Roman Sloudnov   Russia 1:01.65 Q
11 8 1 Eduardo Fischer   Brazil 1:01.84 Q
12 6 6 Richárd Bodor   Hungary 1:01.91 Q
13 7 7 Jarno Pihlava   Finland 1:01.99 Q
14 7 6 Thijs van Valkengoed   Netherlands 1:02.03 Q
15 6 2 Dmitry Komornikov   Russia 1:02.05 Q
16 7 1 René Kolonko   Germany 1:02.09 Q
17 7 2 Emil Tahirovic   Slovenia 1:02.12
18 8 5 Morgan Knabe   Canada 1:02.13
19 8 6 Scott Dickens   Canada 1:02.16
8 2 Jim Piper   Australia
21 8 8 Alexander Dale Oen   Norway 1:02.25
22 6 7 Martin Gustavsson   Sweden 1:02.53
23 4 4 Jakob Johann Sveinsson   Iceland 1:02.97
24 5 6 Terence Parkin   South Africa 1:03.05
25 5 2 Maxim Podoprigora   Austria 1:03.08
26 7 8 Vanja Rogulj   Croatia 1:03.16
27 5 1 Alwin de Prins   Luxembourg 1:03.32
28 5 3 Daniel Málek   Czech Republic 1:03.35
29 5 8 Mladen Tepavcevic   Serbia and Montenegro 1:03.52
30 6 8 Wang Haibo   China 1:03.54
31 3 4 You Seung-hun   South Korea 1:03.56
32 5 7 Sofiane Daid   Algeria 1:03.63
33 5 5 José Couto   Portugal 1:03.72
34 5 4 Remo Lütolf   Switzerland 1:03.82
35 3 6 Chen Cho-yi   Chinese Taipei 1:03.94
36 3 5 Ben Labowitch   New Zealand 1:03.99
4 7 Arsenio López   Puerto Rico
38 3 7 Aurimas Valaitis   Lithuania 1:04.11
39 4 1 Christos Papadopoulos   Greece 1:04.43
40 4 3 Malick Fall   Senegal 1:04.50
41 4 2 Bradley Ally   Barbados 1:04.71
42 4 8 Wickus Nienaber   Swaziland 1:04.74
43 4 6 Cristian Mauro Soldano   Argentina 1:05.05
44 2 4 Tam Chi Kin   Hong Kong 1:05.11
45 3 2 Alvaro Fortuny   Guatemala 1:05.41
46 3 1 Kyriakos Dimosthenous   Cyprus 1:05.54
47 2 7 Ahmed Al-Kudmani   Saudi Arabia 1:05.65
2 1 Andrei Capitanciuc   Moldova
49 3 3 Aleksander Baldin   Estonia 1:06.04
50 2 6 Raphael Matthew Chua   Philippines 1:06.37
51 2 2 Pāvels Murāns   Latvia 1:06.45
52 3 8 Nguyen Huu Viet   Vietnam 1:06.70
53 1 5 Eric Williams   Nigeria 1:07.69
54 2 8 Jean Luc Razakarivony   Madagascar 1:07.74
55 2 5 Yevgeny Petrashov   Kyrgyzstan 1:07.78
56 2 3 Oleg Sidorov   Uzbekistan 1:08.30
57 1 4 Chisela Kanchela   Zambia 1:09.95
58 1 3 Amar Shah   Kenya 1:10.17
59 1 6 Alice Shrestha   Nepal 1:12.25
4 5 Ratapong Sirisanont   Thailand DSQ

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Brendan Hansen   United States 1:00.01 Q, OR
2 5 Darren Mew   Great Britain 1:00.83 Q
3 3 Hugues Duboscq   France 1:01.17 Q
4 2 Roman Sloudnov   Russia 1:01.54
5 6 Jens Kruppa   Germany 1:01.68
6 8 René Kolonko   Germany 1:01.82
7 7 Richárd Bodor   Hungary 1:01.88
8 1 Thijs van Valkengoed   Netherlands 1:02.36

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Kosuke Kitajima   Japan 1:00.27 Q
2 3 James Gibson   Great Britain 1:01.07 Q
2 Oleg Lisogor   Ukraine Q
5 Mark Gangloff   United States Q
5 3 Vladislav Polyakov   Kazakhstan 1:01.36 Q
6 8 Dmitry Komornikov   Russia 1:01.83
7 1 Jarno Pihlava   Finland 1:01.86
8 7 Eduardo Fischer   Brazil 1:02.07

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Kosuke Kitajima   Japan 1:00.08
  4 Brendan Hansen   United States 1:00.25
  1 Hugues Duboscq   France 1:00.88
4 6 Mark Gangloff   United States 1:01.17
5 8 Vladislav Polyakov   Kazakhstan 1:01.34
6 7 James Gibson   Great Britain 1:01.36
7 3 Darren Mew   Great Britain 1:01.66
8 2 Oleg Lisogor   Ukraine 1:02.42

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 2004-08-05. Retrieved 2007-06-17.
  2. ^ Whitten, Phillip (15 August 2004). "Kitajima Keeps His Promise, Upsetting Brendan Hansen to Win the Men's 100 meter Breaststroke". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  3. ^ Ma, Xiangfei (16 August 2004). "Kitajima 100m breaststroke win ruins Hansen's birthday". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "Hansen Sets Olympic Record in 100 Breaststroke Semifinals". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2013.

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