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Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre individual medley

The men's 200 metre individual medley event at the 2012 Summer Olympics took place on 1–2 August at the London Aquatics Centre in London, United Kingdom.[1]

Men's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
London 2012 200m medley (7737961552).jpg
Medalists of the event
VenueLondon Aquatics Centre
DateAugust 1, 2012 (heats &
semifinals)
August 2, 2012 (final)
Competitors36 from 27 nations
Winning time1:54.27
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Phelps  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ryan Lochte  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) László Cseh  Hungary
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Adding to an unprecedented medal tally to become the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps made another milestone as the first male swimmer ever to defend his third straight Olympic title in the same individual event with a touch-out triumph over Ryan Lochte. Dominating the race from the start, Phelps held off a final showdown from Lochte on the freestyle leg to claim his sixteenth gold and twentieth career medal in 1:54.27.[2][3] Meanwhile, Lochte came up short in the other half of a difficult double, as he produced his eleventh overall for the silver in 1:54.90, tying an all-time record with Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi.[4] Hungary's László Cseh powered home with the bronze in 1:56.22 to keep the podium intact for the second straight Games.[5][6]

Brazil's Thiago Pereira finished fourth in 1:56.74, and was followed in fifth and sixth by Japanese duo Kosuke Hagino (1:57.35) and Ken Takakuwa (1:58.53).[7] Great Britain's James Goddard (1:59.05) and Germany's Markus Deibler (1:59.10) also vied for an Olympic medal to round out the historic finale.[6][8]

Earlier in the semifinals, South Africa's Chad le Clos also earned a spot for the championship final, but later scratched to focus on the 100 m butterfly, allowing Deibler to join the roster.[9] Meanwhile, Austria's Markus Rogan, double silver medalist and four-time Olympian, was disqualified for an illegal dolphin kick after a technical turn from backstroke to breaststroke.[10]

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Ryan Lochte (USA) 1:54.00 Shanghai, China 28 July 2011
Olympic record   Michael Phelps (USA) 1:54.23 Beijing, China 15 August 2008

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

 
Heat 2
 
Chad le Clos (heat 3)

[14]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 4 László Cseh   Hungary 1:57.20 Q
2 5 4 Ryan Lochte   United States 1:58.03 Q
3 4 3 Kosuke Hagino   Japan 1:58.22 Q
4 4 4 Michael Phelps   United States 1:58.24 Q
5 5 5 Thiago Pereira   Brazil 1:58.31 Q
6 3 5 James Goddard   Great Britain 1:58.56 Q
7 5 3 Markus Deibler   Germany 1:58.61 Q
8 4 5 Markus Rogan   Austria 1:58.66 Q
9 4 6 Ken Takakuwa   Japan 1:58.82 Q
10 5 7 Henrique Rodrigues   Brazil 1:59.37 Q
11 3 2 Chad le Clos   South Africa 1:59.45 Q
12 5 8 Gal Nevo   Israel 1:59.56 Q
13 5 6 Daniel Tranter   Australia 1:59.70 Q
14 5 1 Vytautas Janušaitis   Lithuania 1:59.84 Q
15 3 3 Joe Roebuck   Great Britain 2:00.04 Q
16 2 6 Andrew Ford   Canada 2:00.28 Q
17 2 3 Raphaël Stacchiotti   Luxembourg 2:00.38
18 3 1 Diogo Carvalho   Portugal 2:00.40
19 3 8 Marcin Cieślak   Poland 2:00.45
20 4 8 Federico Turrini   Italy 2:00.63
21 3 7 Darian Townsend   South Africa 2:00.67
22 2 4 Bradley Ally   Barbados 2:00.85
23 3 6 Wang Shun   China 2:00.85
24 2 5 Alexander Tikhonov   Russia 2:01.00
25 2 7 Martin Liivamägi   Estonia 2:01.09
26 2 1 Andreas Vazaios   Greece 2:01.23
27 4 2 Philip Heintz   Germany 2:01.32
28 2 8 David Karasek   Switzerland 2:01.35 NR
29 2 2 Taki Mrabet   Tunisia 2:01.41
30 4 1 Wu Peng   China 2:01.43
31 4 7 Jayden Hadler   Australia 2:01.54
32 1 5 Jung Won-yong   South Korea 2:03.33
33 1 4 Maksym Shemberev   Ukraine 2:03.40
34 1 3 Nuttapong Ketin   Thailand 2:03.91
35 5 2 Dávid Verrasztó   Hungary 2:04.53
36 1 6 Ensar Hajder   Bosnia and Herzegovina 2:05.70

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Ryan Lochte   United States 1:56.13 Q
2 5 Michael Phelps   United States 1:57.11 Q
3 3 James Goddard   Great Britain 1:58.49 Q
4 7 Gal Nevo   Israel 1:59.17
5 2 Henrique Rodrigues   Brazil 1:59.58
6 1 Vytautas Janušaitis   Lithuania 2:00.13
7 8 Andrew Ford   Canada 2:01.58
6 Markus Rogan   Austria DSQ

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 László Cseh   Hungary 1:56.74 Q
2 3 Thiago Pereira   Brazil 1:57.45 Q
3 5 Kosuke Hagino   Japan 1:57.95 Q
4 2 Ken Takakuwa   Japan 1:58.31 Q
5 7 Chad le Clos   South Africa 1:58.49 Q, WD
6 6 Markus Deibler   Germany 1:58.88 Q
7 8 Joe Roebuck   Great Britain 1:59.57
8 1 Daniel Tranter   Australia 2:00.46

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  3 Michael Phelps   United States 1:54.27
  4 Ryan Lochte   United States 1:54.90
  5 László Cseh   Hungary 1:56.22
4 6 Thiago Pereira   Brazil 1:56.74
5 2 Kosuke Hagino   Japan 1:57.35
6 7 Ken Takakuwa   Japan 1:58.53
7 1 James Goddard   Great Britain 1:59.05
8 8 Markus Deibler   Germany 1:59.10

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Abrahamson, Alan (2 August 2012). "200m IM performance proves Phelps still is The Man". London 2012. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 11 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  4. ^ Brady, Erik (2 August 2012). "Michael Phelps' latest feat: Historic three-peat". USA Today. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Phelps makes Olympic history with another gold". France24. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  6. ^ a b "2012 London Olympics: Michael Phelps First Man To Threepeat Event in 200 IM; Earns Astonishing 20th Olympic Medal, 16th Gold; Ryan Lochte Earns 11th Medal With Silver Finish; Laszlo Cseh Third". Swimming World Magazine. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Swimmers Irie, Suzuki add silver to Japan's medal count". The Japan Times. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Swimming: Stockport ace James Goddard not yet finished despite failing once again to claim medal". Manchester Evening News. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  9. ^ "2012 London Olympics: Ryan Lochte, Laszlo Cseh, Michael Phelps 1-2-3 in 200 IM Semis; Markus Rogan DQ Likely Means End of Career". Swimming World Magazine. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Austrian swim hopeful Rogan disqualified". Austrian Times. 2 August 2012. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Ryan Lochte sets world record in 200 IM". ESPN. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  12. ^ "FINA World Championships, Swimming: Ryan Lochte Sets First Post Techsuit-Era World Record". Swimming World Magazine. 28 July 2011. Archived from the original on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  13. ^ Crouse, Karen (15 August 2008). "Phelps Moves 200 Meters Closer to His Goal". New York Times. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Men's 200m Individual Medley – Heats". London 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.

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