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Swimming at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre backstroke

The Men's 200 metre backstroke competition of the swimming events at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships was held on 6 August with the heats and the semifinals and 7 August with the final.[1]

Men's 200 metre backstroke
at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships
Kazan 2015 - Victory Ceremony 200m backstroke M.JPG
Victory Ceremony
Dates6 August (heats and semifinals)
7 August (final)
Competitors37 from 30 nations
Winning time1:53.58
Medalists
gold medal    Australia
silver medal    Poland
bronze medal    Russia
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Contents

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Aaron Peirsol (USA) 1:51.92 Rome, Italy 31 July 2009
Competition record   Aaron Peirsol (USA) 1:51.92 Rome, Italy 31 July 2009

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The heats were held at 09:56.[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 5 Mitch Larkin   Australia 1:55.88 Q
2 3 4 Ryosuke Irie   Japan 1:56.68 Q
3 3 5 Ryan Murphy   United States 1:56.71 Q
4 3 3 Evgeny Rylov   Russia 1:56.78 Q
5 2 4 Xu Jiayu   China 1:56.90 Q
6 4 4 Tyler Clary   United States 1:56.92 Q
7 4 6 Christian Diener   Germany 1:57.42 Q
8 4 3 Josh Beaver   Australia 1:57.62 Q
9 2 3 Masaki Kaneko   Japan 1:57.63 Q
10 3 7 Leonardo de Deus   Brazil 1:57.73 Q
11 4 1 Grigory Tarasevich   Russia 1:57.77 Q
12 2 2 Li Guangyuan   China 1:58.02 Q
13 2 5 Radosław Kawęcki   Poland 1:58.09 Q
14 2 1 Corey Main   New Zealand 1:58.22 Q
15 4 2 Luca Mencarini   Italy 1:58.31 Q
16 2 6 Gábor Balog   Hungary 1:58.55 Q
17 4 7 Yakov Toumarkin   Israel 1:58.64
18 3 6 Christopher Ciccarese   Italy 1:58.79
19 3 2 Danas Rapšys   Lithuania 1:59.00
20 2 7 Benjamin Stasiulis   France 1:59.05
21 1 5 Lavrans Solli   Norway 1:59.23
22 3 8 Omar Pinzón   Colombia 1:59.24
23 2 8 Carlos Omaña   Venezuela 1:59.59 NR
24 3 1 Mateusz Wysoczyński   Poland 2:00.26
25 4 9 Armando Barrera   Cuba 2:00.92
26 1 3 Rexford Tullius   Virgin Islands 2:01.22
27 4 0 Roman Dmytrijev   Czech Republic 2:01.49
28 3 0 Matias López   Paraguay 2:01.74
29 2 0 Lukas Rauftlin    Switzerland 2:03.00
30 1 6 Lin Shih-chieh   Chinese Taipei 2:04.00
31 1 4 Yeziel Morales   Puerto Rico 2:04.15
32 2 9 Lê Nguyễn Paul   Vietnam 2:04.78
33 3 9 Vuk Čelić   Serbia 2:05.54
34 1 2 Boris Kirillov   Azerbaijan 2:06.74
35 1 7 Lushano Lamprecht   Namibia 2:08.14
36 1 1 Driss Lahrichi   Morocco 2:09.14
37 1 8 Rami Elias   Sudan 2:19.53
4 8 Apostolos Christou   Greece DNS

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals were held at 18:57.[3]

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Evgeny Rylov   Russia 1:55.54 Q
2 4 Ryosuke Irie   Japan 1:55.76 Q
3 3 Tyler Clary   United States 1:56.58 Q
4 7 Li Guangyuan   China 1:57.12 Q
5 8 Gábor Balog   Hungary 1:57.91
6 2 Leonardo de Deus   Brazil 1:57.96
7 6 Josh Beaver   Australia 1:57.99
8 1 Corey Main   New Zealand 1:59.50

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Mitch Larkin   Australia 1:54.29 Q, OC
2 5 Ryan Murphy   United States 1:55.10 Q
3 3 Xu Jiayu   China 1:55.13 Q
4 1 Radosław Kawęcki   Poland 1:55.54 Q
5 6 Christian Diener   Germany 1:57.17
6 2 Masaki Kaneko   Japan 1:57.33
7 8 Luca Mencarini   Italy 1:57.81
8 7 Grigory Tarasevich   Russia 1:58.30

FinalEdit

The final was held on 7 August at 17:40.[4]

 
Before the final (from top: Clary, Kawecki, Xu, Larkin)
Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Mitch Larkin   Australia 1:53.58 OC
  2 Radosław Kawęcki   Poland 1:54.55
  6 Evgeny Rylov   Russia 1:54.60 NR
4 7 Ryosuke Irie   Japan 1:54.81
5 5 Ryan Murphy   United States 1:55.00
6 3 Xu Jiayu   China 1:55.20
7 1 Tyler Clary   United States 1:56.26
8 8 Li Guangyuan   China 1:56.79 WJ

ReferencesEdit