Swimming at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre freestyle
|Men's 200 metre freestyle
at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships
|Dates||3 August (heats and semifinals)
4 August (final)
|Competitors||80 from 69 nations|
|Mixed||3 m||10 m|
|Open water swimming|
British swimmer James Guy won the gold medal in a new National Record time of 1:45.14, holding off a strong charge from Asian Record holder Sun Yang (1:45.20). By winning, Guy continued his country's outstanding success in Kazan, and improved on his second place finish in the 400 meter freestyle. Meanwhile, World Record holder Paul Biedermann picked up the bronze medal in 1:45.38. After leading throughout the beginning of the race, American Ryan Lochte ended the 200m with a fourth-place finish (1:45.83). Dutchman Sebastiaan Verschuren picked up fifth (1:45.91), while South Africa's Chad le Clos added the middle distance freestyle event to his already large repertoire, finishing sixth in 1:46.53. Russia's Aleksandr Krasnykh (1:46.88) and Australian Cameron McEvoy (1:47.26) rounded out the championship field.
Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
|World record||Paul Biedermann (GER)||1:42.00||Rome, Italy||28 July 2009|
|Championship record||Paul Biedermann (GER)||1:42.00||Rome, Italy||28 July 2009|
The heats were held on 3 August at 10:27.
The semifinals were held on 3 August at 18.42.
|1||4||James Guy||Great Britain||1:45.43||Q, NR|
|3||7||Chad le Clos||South Africa||1:46.10||Q|
|8||1||João de Lucca||Brazil||1:48.23|
|1||1||Ryan Lochte||United States||1:45.36||Q|
|5||6||Conor Dwyer||United States||1:46.64|
|7||8||Myles Brown||South Africa||1:47.55|
|8||3||Calum Jarvis||Great Britain||1:47.64|
The final was held on 4 August at 17:32.
|5||James Guy||Great Britain||1:45.14||NR|
|4||4||Ryan Lochte||United States||1:45.83|
|6||6||Chad le Clos||South Africa||1:46.53|
- Start list
- "James Guy wins World Swimming 200m freestyle gold". BBC Sport. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- "James Guy wins historic freestyle gold as Adam Peaty sets breaststroke record". Guardian. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- Heats results
- Semifinal results
- Final results