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Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre butterfly

The men's 200 metre butterfly event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 16 and 17.[1]

Men's 200 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 16, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 17, 2004 (final)
Competitors39 from 34 nations
Winning time1:54.04 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Phelps  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Takashi Yamamoto  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Stephen Parry  Great Britain
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After finishing fifth in Sydney four years earlier, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps added a second gold to his collection. He touched the wall first in 1:54.04, just 0.11 of a second under his own world record. Japan's Takashi Yamamoto earned a silver medal in an Asian record of 1:54.56. Stephen Parry ended Great Britain's 8-year medal drought with a bronze in 1:55.52.[2][3] Parry also put his teammate Melanie Marshall on the spot to fulfill her promise of shaving her head if the Brits won a single swimming medal in Athens.[4]

Meanwhile, Poland's Paweł Korzeniowski pulled off a fourth-place effort in a national record of 1:56.00. Defending Olympic champion Tom Malchow rounded out the final to eighth place in 1:57.48, matching his semifinal time in the process.[2]

Other notable swimmers missed the top 8 final, featuring Denys Sylantyev (Ukraine), Justin Norris (Australia), Franck Esposito (France), and Anatoly Polyakov (Russia).[5]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Michael Phelps (USA) 1:53.93 Barcelona, Spain 22 July 2003
Olympic record   Tom Malchow (USA) 1:55.35 Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 17 Final Michael Phelps   United States 1:54.04 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 3 Takashi Yamamoto   Japan 1:57.36 Q
5 4 Michael Phelps   United States Q
3 5 5 Paweł Korzeniowski   Poland 1:57.45 Q
4 3 4 Tom Malchow   United States 1:57.75 Q
5 3 6 Wu Peng   China 1:57.96 Q
6 5 3 Justin Norris   Australia 1:58.05 Q
7 4 4 Franck Esposito   France 1:58.12 Q
5 6 Ioan Gherghel   Romania Q
4 2 Anatoly Polyakov   Russia Q
10 5 1 Moss Burmester   New Zealand 1:58.13 Q
11 3 7 Nikolay Skvortsov   Russia 1:58.18 Q
12 4 5 Takeshi Matsuda   Japan 1:58.23 Q
13 5 8 Juan Veloz   Mexico 1:58.32 Q
14 3 2 Sergiy Advena   Ukraine 1:58.41 Q
15 3 3 Denys Sylantyev   Ukraine 1:58.44 Q
16 3 5 Stephen Parry   Great Britain 1:58.88 Q
17 4 6 Travis Nederpelt   Australia 1:58.93
18 5 2 Helge Meeuw   Germany 1:58.96
19 5 7 Kaio Almeida   Brazil 1:59.23
20 3 1 Jeremy Knowles   Bahamas 1:59.32
21 4 7 Ioannis Drymonakos   Greece 1:59.42
3 8 Andrew Livingston   Puerto Rico
23 2 4 Nathaniel O'Brien   Canada 2:00.12
24 2 3 Jeong Doo-hee   South Korea 2:00.96
25 4 1 Dávid Kolozár   Hungary 2:01.89
26 2 6 Georgi Palazov   Bulgaria 2:02.15
27 2 8 Zoran Lazarovski   Macedonia 2:02.26
28 4 8 Juan Pablo Valdivieso   Peru 2:02.79
29 1 4 Gastón Rodríguez   Argentina 2:04.01
30 2 7 Paulius Andrijauskas   Lithuania 2:04.64
31 2 5 Vladan Marković   Serbia and Montenegro 2:04.77
32 2 2 Aghiles Slimani   Algeria 2:04.93
33 1 3 Donny Utomo   Indonesia 2:05.71
34 1 7 Roy Barahona   Honduras 2:05.99
35 1 2 Sergio Cabrera   Paraguay 2:06.15
36 2 1 Yeh Tzu-cheng   Chinese Taipei 2:06.41
37 1 5 James Walsh   Philippines 2:06.76
38 1 1 Bertrand Bristol   Seychelles 2:09.07
39 1 6 Sergey Pankov   Uzbekistan 2:13.06

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 Stephen Parry   Great Britain 1:55.57 Q
2 4 Michael Phelps   United States 1:55.65 Q
3 5 Tom Malchow   United States 1:57.48 Q
4 6 Anatoly Polyakov   Russia 1:57.58
5 3 Justin Norris   Australia 1:57.96
6 2 Moss Burmester   New Zealand 1:58.09
7 1 Sergiy Advena   Ukraine 1:58.11
8 7 Takeshi Matsuda   Japan 1:58.13

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Paweł Korzeniowski   Poland 1:56.40 Q
2 4 Takashi Yamamoto   Japan 1:56.69 Q
3 3 Wu Peng   China 1:56.81 Q
4 2 Ioan Gherghel   Romania 1:57.31 Q
5 7 Nikolay Skvortsov   Russia 1:57.37 Q
6 8 Denys Sylantyev   Ukraine 1:57.93
7 6 Franck Esposito   France 1:59.00
8 1 Juan Veloz   Mexico 1:59.78

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Michael Phelps   United States 1:54.04 OR
  6 Takashi Yamamoto   Japan 1:54.56 AS
  4 Stephen Parry   Great Britain 1:55.52
4 3 Paweł Korzeniowski   Poland 1:56.00 NR
5 7 Ioan Gherghel   Romania 1:56.10
6 2 Wu Peng   China 1:56.28
7 1 Nikolay Skvortsov   Russia 1:57.14
8 8 Tom Malchow   United States 1:57.48

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Stephen (17 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Takes his Second Gold in the 200 Fly – Misses World Record by Just 0.11 of a Second". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Two more golds for Phelps". China Daily. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Parry wins butterfly bronze". BBC Sport. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  5. ^ Whitten, Phillip (16 August 2004). "Britain's Stephen Parry Tops Semis in Men's 200 Fly; USA's Phelps, Malchow Qualify for Final". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2013.

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