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Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 20 and 21.[1]

Men's 1500m freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Aquatic Centre
DatesAugust 20, 2004 (heats)
August 21, 2004 (final)
Competitors34 from 28 nations
Winning time14:43.40 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Grant Hackett  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Larsen Jensen  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) David Davies  Great Britain
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Australian swimmer and world record holder Grant Hackett became the third swimmer in history to defend the title in this event, breaking an Olympic record time of 14:43.40. U.S. swimmer Larsen Jensen set an American record time of 14:45.29 to take the silver. Great Britain's David Davies, on the other hand, fought off a challenge from Russia's Yuri Prilukov in the final lap to earn a bronze medal by a 7-second margin, with a national record of 14:45.95.[2]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Grant Hackett (AUS) 14:34.56 Fukuoka, Japan 29 July 2001
Olympic record   Kieren Perkins (AUS) 14:43.48 Barcelona, Spain 31 July 1992

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
21 August Final Grant Hackett   Australia 14:43.40 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 4 David Davies   Great Britain 14:57.03 Q
2 5 5 Yuri Prilukov   Russia 15:01.02 Q
3 5 4 Grant Hackett   Australia 15:01.89 Q
4 4 4 Larsen Jensen   United States 15:03.75 Q
5 5 2 Spyridon Gianniotis   Greece 15:03.87 Q
6 3 7 Dragoș Coman   Romania 15:06.33 Q, NR
7 3 2 Graeme Smith   Great Britain 15:07.45 Q
8 5 3 Craig Stevens   Australia 15:09.54 Q
9 5 7 Paweł Korzeniowski   Poland 15:11.62
10 4 5 Igor Chervynskiy   Ukraine 15:12.58
11 4 3 Nicolas Rostoucher   France 15:13.56
12 5 6 Christian Hein   Germany 15:15.42
13 3 6 Takeshi Matsuda   Japan 15:16.42
14 2 4 Oussama Mellouli   Tunisia 15:18.98
15 5 1 Ricardo Monasterio   Venezuela 15:20.89
16 3 5 Erik Vendt   United States 15:22.00
17 2 5 Petar Stoychev   Bulgaria 15:28.32
18 3 8 Andrew Hurd   Canada 15:28.71
19 3 3 Alexei Filipets   Russia 15:30.05
20 4 8 Bojan Zdešar   Slovenia 15:31.57
21 5 8 Fernando Costa   Portugal 15:32.55
22 4 2 Thomas Lurz   Germany 15:33.81
23 4 1 Gergő Kis   Hungary 15:38.06
24 4 7 Christian Minotti   Italy 15:39.31
25 3 1 Cho Sung-mo   South Korea 15:43.43
26 2 6 Juan Martín Pereyra   Argentina 15:53.29
27 1 5 Charnvudth Saengsri   Thailand 15:54.46
28 2 2 Moss Burmester   New Zealand 15:56.42
29 2 3 Nenad Buljan   Croatia 15:56.54
30 1 4 Giancarlo Zolezzi   Chile 16:00.52
31 4 6 Georgios Diamantidis   Greece 16:06.31
32 1 3 Saw Yi Khy   Malaysia 16:06.38
33 2 7 Xin Tong   China 16:10.43
34 2 1 Miguel Mendoza   Philippines 16:26.52

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  3 Grant Hackett   Australia 14:43.40 OR
  6 Larsen Jensen   United States 14:45.29 NR
  4 David Davies   Great Britain 14:45.95 NR
4 5 Yuri Prilukov   Russia 14:52.48 NR
5 2 Spyridon Gianniotis   Greece 15:03.69
6 1 Graeme Smith   Great Britain 15:09.71
7 7 Dragoș Coman   Romania 15:10.21
8 8 Craig Stevens   Australia 15:13.66

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ Whitten, Phillip (21 August 2004). "Hackett Sets Olympic Record in 1500, Just Nips Jensen, Davies". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 27 March 2013.

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