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

The men's 200 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships was held on 4 August with the heats and the semifinals on the 3 August.[1]

Men's 200 metre freestyle
at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships
Kazan 2015 - Victory Ceremony 200m freestyle M.JPG
Victory Ceremony
Dates 3 August (heats and semifinals)
4 August (final)
Competitors 80 from 69 nations
Winning time 1:45.14
Medalists
gold medal     Great Britain
silver medal     China
bronze medal     Germany
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World Championships

Kazan, Russia
Diving
Individual
1 m men women
3 m men women
10 m men women
Synchronised
3 m men women
10 m men women
Mixed 3 m 10 m
Team
High diving
Open water swimming
5 km men women
10 km men women
25 km men women
Team team
Swimming
Freestyle
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
Backstroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Mixed relay
4×100 m freestyle medley
Synchronised swimming
Solo technical free
Duet technical free
Team technical free
combination
Mixed duet technical free
Water polo

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.[2][3]

Contents

RecordsEdit

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

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The heats were held on 3 August at 10:27.[4]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 4 Sun Yang   China 1:46.00 Q
2 6 5 James Guy   Great Britain 1:46.10 Q
3 6 4 Paul Biedermann   Germany 1:46.20 Q
4 7 4 Cameron McEvoy   Australia 1:46.39 Q
5 8 6 Calum Jarvis   Great Britain 1:46.61 Q
6 6 1 Danila Izotov   Russia 1:46.65 Q
7 6 3 Conor Dwyer   United States 1:46.73 Q
8 7 5 Sebastiaan Verschuren   Netherlands 1:46.88 Q
9 7 2 Aleksandr Krasnykh   Russia 1:46.91 Q
10 8 3 David McKeon   Australia 1:47.00 Q
11 8 5 Velimir Stjepanović   Serbia 1:47.10 Q
12 7 9 Chad le Clos   South Africa 1:47.17 Q
13 7 6 Ryan Lochte   United States 1:47.18 Q
14 7 3 João de Lucca   Brazil 1:47.47 Q
15 8 7 Myles Brown   South Africa 1:47.48 Q
16 7 0 Federico Grabich   Argentina 1:47.73 Q
17 8 0 Marwan El-Kamash   Egypt 1:47.87
18 8 1 Yuki Kobori   Japan 1:48.09
19 5 6 Kacper Majchrzak   Poland 1:48.12
20 6 2 Filippo Magnini   Italy 1:48.18
21 5 3 Clemens Rapp   Germany 1:48.20
22 7 7 Nicolas Oliveira   Brazil 1:48.23
23 5 1 Anders Lie   Denmark 1:48.27
24 6 7 Jeremy Bagshaw   Canada 1:48.29
25 6 6 Pieter Timmers   Belgium 1:48.43
26 5 5 Alexandre Haldemann    Switzerland 1:48.49
27 8 9 Cristian Quintero   Venezuela 1:48.55
28 8 2 Matthew Stanley   New Zealand 1:48.67
29 8 8 Felix Auböck   Austria 1:48.75
30 6 9 Grégory Mallet   France 1:48.77
31 5 4 Kyle Stolk   Netherlands 1:48.96
32 5 2 Miguel Durán   Spain 1:49.05
33 4 1 Henrik Christiansen   Norway 1:49.09
34 6 8 Péter Bernek   Hungary 1:49.25
35 6 0 Xu Qiheng   China 1:49.32
36 5 9 Liran Konovalov   Israel 1:49.56
37 5 8 Ben Hockin   Paraguay 1:49.60
38 4 3 Illia Teslenko   Ukraine 1:49.87
39 4 6 Povilas Strazdas   Lithuania 1:49.91
40 7 1 Tsubasa Amai   Japan 1:50.04
41 3 2 Alexei Sancov   Moldova 1:50.18
42 4 2 Doğa Çelik   Turkey 1:50.38
43 4 7 Ahmed Mathlouthi   Tunisia 1:50.61
44 4 9 Marcelo Acosta   El Salvador 1:50.77
45 3 1 Pavel Janeček   Czech Republic 1:50.95
46 3 9 Khurshidjon Tursunov   Uzbekistan 1:50.98
47 7 8 Matias Koski   Finland 1:51.00
48 4 5 Christos Katrantzis   Greece 1:51.01
49 4 4 Yeo Kai Quan   Singapore 1:51.29
50 3 6 Mateo de Angulo   Colombia 1:51.49
51 4 8 Sim Wee Sheng Welson Sim   Malaysia 1:51.65
52 2 3 Khader Baqlah   Jordan 1:51.67
53 3 4 Tomas Peribonio   Ecuador 1:51.78
54 4 0 Jessie Lacuna   Philippines 1:51.85
55 3 7 Ensar Hajder   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:51.96
56 2 4 Aaron D'Souza   India 1:52.00
57 2 6 Sean Gunn   Zimbabwe 1:52.05
58 3 0 Pit Brandenburger   Luxembourg 1:52.12
59 3 3 Huang Yen-hsin   Chinese Taipei 1:52.43
60 2 2 Mario Montoya   Costa Rica 1:52.92
61 2 7 Irakli Revishvili   Georgia 1:53.68
62 3 8 Yousef Al-Askari   Kuwait 1:53.97
63 5 0 Hoàng Quý Phước   Vietnam 1:54.31
64 3 5 Viktar Krasochka   Belarus 1:54.36
65 2 0 Igor Mogne   Mozambique 1:55.59
66 2 5 Lorenzo Loria   Mexico 1:56.36
67 2 8 Iacovos Hadjiconstantinou   Cyprus 1:57.38
68 2 1 Christian Selby   Barbados 1:57.74
69 1 4 Brandon Schuster   Samoa 1:57.93
70 1 3 Klavio Meca   Albania 1:58.32
71 1 1 Sovijja Pou   Cambodia 1:58.41
72 1 5 Ahmed Gebrel   Palestine 1:58.54
73 2 9 Bakr Al-Dulaimi   Iraq 1:58.55
74 1 7 Ismael Kane   Senegal 2:00.66
75 1 6 Alexander Skinner   Namibia 2:01.01
76 1 8 Andre van der Merwe   Botswana 2:01.77
77 1 2 Yacop Al-Khulaifi   Qatar 2:04.38
78 1 0 Theo Chiabaut   Monaco 2:04.59
79 1 9 Eloi Imaniraguha   Rwanda 2:20.68
80 5 7 Clément Mignon   France DSQ

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals were held on 3 August at 18.42.[5]

Semifinal 1Edit

 
le Clos finished third in the first semi
Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 James Guy   Great Britain 1:45.43 Q, NR
2 5 Cameron McEvoy   Australia 1:46.09 Q
3 7 Chad le Clos   South Africa 1:46.10 Q
4 6 Sebastiaan Verschuren   Netherlands 1:46.43 Q
5 8 Federico Grabich   Argentina 1:47.43 NR
6 2 David McKeon   Australia 1:47.60
7 3 Danila Izotov   Russia 1:47.66
8 1 João de Lucca   Brazil 1:48.23

Semifinal 2Edit

 
Ryan Lochte wins the second semi
Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Ryan Lochte   United States 1:45.36 Q
2 4 Sun Yang   China 1:46.17 Q
3 5 Paul Biedermann   Germany 1:46.20 Q
4 2 Aleksandr Krasnykh   Russia 1:46.45 Q
5 6 Conor Dwyer   United States 1:46.64
6 7 Velimir Stjepanović   Serbia 1:46.85
7 8 Myles Brown   South Africa 1:47.55
8 3 Calum Jarvis   Great Britain 1:47.64

FinalEdit

 
Guy and Lochte after finish

The final was held on 4 August at 17:32.[6]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 James Guy   Great Britain 1:45.14 NR
  2 Sun Yang   China 1:45.20
  7 Paul Biedermann   Germany 1:45.38
4 4 Ryan Lochte   United States 1:45.83
5 1 Sebastiaan Verschuren   Netherlands 1:45.91
6 6 Chad le Clos   South Africa 1:46.53
7 8 Aleksandr Krasnykh   Russia 1:46.88
8 3 Cameron McEvoy   Australia 1:47.26

ReferencesEdit