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

The men's 200 metre individual medley event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 18 and 19.[1]

Men's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 18, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 19, 2004 (final)
Competitors50 from 42 nations
Winning time1:57.14 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Phelps  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ryan Lochte  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) George Bovell  Trinidad and Tobago
← 2000
2008 →

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps blasted his own Olympic record of 1:57.14 to claim his fourth career gold medal in swimming. Coming from fifth place in the final turn, Phelps' teammate Ryan Lochte powered home with a silver in 1:58.78. Meanwhile, George Bovell held off Hungary's László Cseh by four hundredths of a second (0.04) to give Trinidad and Tobago its first ever swimming medal, in a Commonwealth record of 1:58.80.[2][3][4]

Earlier in the semifinals, Phelps posted a new Olympic record of 1:58.52, previously set by Italian swimmer and defending Olympic champion Massimiliano Rosolino in Sydney four years earlier. Rosolino, along with his teammate Alessio Boggiatto, failed to reach the top 8 final with a tenth and eleventh-place effort. Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli, who placed fifth in the 400 m individual medley, also missed the cut, but set an African record of 2:01.11.[5]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Michael Phelps (USA) 1:55.94 College Park, United States 9 August 2003
Olympic record   Massimiliano Rosolino (ITA) 1:58.98 Sydney, Australia 21 September 2000

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 18 Semifinal 1 Michael Phelps   United States 1:58.52 OR
August 19 Final Michael Phelps   United States 1:57.14 OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 3 László Cseh   Hungary 1:59.50 Q
2 7 4 Michael Phelps   United States 2:00.01 Q
3 5 4 George Bovell   Trinidad and Tobago 2:00.65 Q
4 7 3 Jiro Miki   Japan 2:00.93 Q
5 7 5 Thiago Pereira   Brazil 2:01.12 Q
6 6 6 Alessio Boggiatto   Italy 2:01.30 Q
7 6 8 Dean Kent   New Zealand 2:01.31 Q
8 6 7 Vytautas Janušaitis   Lithuania 2:01.32 Q
9 7 6 Takahiro Mori   Japan 2:01.33 Q
10 6 4 Ryan Lochte   United States 2:01.41 Q
11 6 5 Massimiliano Rosolino   Italy 2:01.56 Q
12 7 2 Robin Francis   Great Britain 2:01.57 Q
13 6 2 Adrian Turner   Great Britain 2:01.73 Q
14 7 7 Tamás Kerékjártó   Hungary 2:01.75 Q
15 5 2 Oussama Mellouli   Tunisia 2:01.94 Q, AF
16 4 4 Ioannis Kokkodis   Greece 2:02.11 Q
17 7 1 Adam Lucas   Australia 2:02.12
18 4 3 Mihail Alexandrov   Bulgaria 2:02.39
19 6 1 Zhao Tao   China 2:02.41
20 5 5 Jani Sievinen   Finland 2:02.79
21 5 7 Christian Keller   Germany 2:02.93
22 4 5 Sergiy Sergeyev   Ukraine 2:03.26
23 4 8 Bradley Ally   Barbados 2:03.29
24 5 8 Wu Peng   China 2:03.60
25 4 7 Guntars Deičmans   Latvia 2:03.68
26 5 1 Diogo Yabe   Brazil 2:03.86
27 5 3 Justin Norris   Australia 2:03.87
28 5 6 Brian Johns   Canada 2:03.95
29 7 8 Alexei Zatsepine   Russia 2:04.11
30 4 6 Jeremy Knowles   Bahamas 2:04.22
31 3 6 Jacob Carstensen   Denmark 2:04.80
32 3 3 Kim Bang-hyun   South Korea 2:05.06
33 3 2 Miguel Molina   Philippines 2:05.28
34 3 4 Krešimir Čač   Croatia 2:05.33
35 2 4 Raouf Benabid   Algeria 2:06.34
36 2 6 Hocine Haciane   Andorra 2:06.48
37 4 1 Darian Townsend   South Africa 2:07.04
38 2 3 Aleksandar Miladinovski   Macedonia 2:07.39
39 3 5 Andrei Zaharov   Moldova 2:07.40
40 3 1 Albert Christiadi Sutanto   Indonesia 2:07.55
41 2 1 Andrew Mackay   Cayman Islands 2:07.65
42 2 2 Oleg Pukhnatiy   Uzbekistan 2:08.24
43 3 7 Gary Tan   Singapore 2:08.44
44 2 7 Wu Nien-pin   Chinese Taipei 2:08.72
45 1 4 Jorge Oliver   Puerto Rico 2:08.84
2 5 Orel Oral   Turkey
47 3 8 Malick Fall   Senegal 2:12.13
48 1 3 Georgios Dimitriadis   Cyprus 2:12.27
1 5 Yevgeniy Ryzhkov   Kazakhstan DSQ
4 2 Peter Mankoč   Slovenia DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Michael Phelps   United States 1:58.52 Q, OR
2 2 Ryan Lochte   United States 1:59.58 Q
3 6 Vytautas Janušaitis   Lithuania 2:00.57 Q, NR
4 5 Jiro Miki   Japan 2:01.09 Q
5 3 Alessio Boggiatto   Italy 2:01.27
6 8 Ioannis Kokkodis   Greece 2:01.57
7 1 Tamás Kerékjártó   Hungary 2:01.89
8 7 Robin Francis   Great Britain 2:03.85

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 László Cseh   Hungary 1:59.65 Q
2 3 Thiago Pereira   Brazil 2:00.07 Q
3 5 George Bovell   Trinidad and Tobago 2:00.31 Q
4 2 Takahiro Mori   Japan 2:00.57 Q
5 8 Oussama Mellouli   Tunisia 2:01.11 AF
6 7 Massimiliano Rosolino   Italy 2:01.29
7 6 Dean Kent   New Zealand 2:01.94
8 1 Adrian Turner   Great Britain 2:02.86

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Michael Phelps   United States 1:57.14 OR
  5 Ryan Lochte   United States 1:58.78
  2 George Bovell   Trinidad and Tobago 1:58.80 NR
4 3 László Cseh   Hungary 1:58.84
5 6 Thiago Pereira   Brazil 2:00.11
6 1 Takahiro Mori   Japan 2:00.60
7 7 Vytautas Janušaitis   Lithuania 2:01.28
8 8 Jiro Miki   Japan 2:02.16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ Whitten, Phillip (20 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Cruises to Gold Medal #4 in the 200 IM, Lochte Takes the Silver, Bovell Wins First Swimming Medal for Trinidad". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  3. ^ Simon, Nigel (20 August 2004). "Bovell III bags Athens 200 IM bronze in 2004". Guardian Media Limited. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Phelps wins 4th gold at Athens Olympics". People's Daily. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  5. ^ Thomas, Michael (19 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Qualifies Fastest for 200 Individual Medley". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2013.

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