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Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre individual medley

The men's 400 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 14.[1]

Men's 400 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 14, 2004 (heats & final)
Competitors36 from 26 nations
Winning time4:08.26 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Phelps  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Erik Vendt  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) László Cseh  Hungary
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U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps broke a new world record of 4:08.26 to claim his first ever Olympic gold medal. Phelps' teammate Erik Vendt added a second silver to the one he earned behind Tom Dolan in Sydney four years earlier, finishing with a time of 4:11.81. Hungary's László Cseh, silver medalist at the 2003 FINA World Championships, held on for bronze in 4:12.15.[2][3]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Michael Phelps (USA) 4:08.41 Long Beach, United States 7 July 2004
Olympic record   Tom Dolan (USA) 4:11.76 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 Final Michael Phelps   United States 4:08.26 WR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 4 Michael Phelps   United States 4:13.29 Q
2 4 4 László Cseh   Hungary 4:14.26 Q
3 3 4 Alessio Boggiatto   Italy 4:15.78 Q
4 3 5 Jiro Miki   Japan 4:16.32 Q
5 3 7 Ioannis Kokkodis   Greece 4:16.56 Q
6 4 3 Oussama Mellouli   Tunisia 4:16.68 Q
5 5 Erik Vendt   United States Q
8 5 6 Travis Nederpelt   Australia 4:16.77 Q
9 4 2 Ioannis Drymonakos   Greece 4:16.83
10 4 5 Luca Marin   Italy 4:16.85
11 5 3 Justin Norris   Australia 4:16.90
12 4 7 Robin Francis   Great Britain 4:18.34
13 2 2 Dean Kent   New Zealand 4:18.55
14 3 6 Wu Peng   China 4:19.32
15 5 2 Brian Johns   Canada 4:21.10
16 5 7 Keith Beavers   Canada 4:21.47
17 3 2 Thiago Pereira   Brazil 4:22.06
18 3 3 Susumu Tabuchi   Japan 4:22.46
19 3 1 Lucas Salatta   Brazil 4:23.01
20 2 1 Kim Bang-hyun   South Korea 4:23.05 NR
21 5 1 Igor Berezutskiy   Russia 4:23.20
22 2 4 Jeremy Knowles   Bahamas 4:23.29
23 4 6 Adrian Turner   Great Britain 4:23.53
24 5 8 Alexey Kovrigin   Russia 4:23.77
25 2 6 Bradley Ally   Barbados 4:24.70
26 4 1 Dmytro Nazarenko   Ukraine 4:26.15
27 2 7 Vytautas Janušaitis   Lithuania 4:26.30
28 4 8 Liu Weijia   China 4:27.02
29 2 5 Yves Platel   Switzerland 4:28.94
30 2 8 Guntars Deičmans   Latvia 4:29.17
31 3 8 Marko Milenkovič   Slovenia 4:30.99
32 1 4 Saša Imprić   Croatia 4:32.02
33 1 5 Andrew Mackay   Cayman Islands 4:32.38
34 2 3 Miguel Molina   Philippines 4:33.25
35 1 6 Lin Yu-an   Chinese Taipei 4:41.76
36 1 3 Nikita Polyakov   Uzbekistan 5:09.66

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Michael Phelps   United States 4:08.26 WR
  1 Erik Vendt   United States 4:11.81
  5 László Cseh   Hungary 4:12.15
4 3 Alessio Boggiatto   Italy 4:12.28
5 7 Oussama Mellouli   Tunisia 4:14.49 AF
6 2 Ioannis Kokkodis   Greece 4:18.60
7 6 Jiro Miki   Japan 4:19.97
8 8 Travis Nederpelt   Australia 4:20.08

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ Dillman, Lisa (15 August 2004). "So Far, So Gold". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "New World Record as Michael "the Machine" Lowers 'his' 400 IM Yet Again! Vendt takes Silver, as USA Goes 1-2". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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