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Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre individual medley

The men's 200 metre individual medley event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place on 10–11 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.[1]

Men's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Aquatics Stadium
Dates 10 August 2016 (heats &
semifinals)
11 August 2016 (final)
Competitors 30 from 23 nations
Winning time 1:54.66
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Phelps  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kosuke Hagino  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wang Shun  China
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As the most decorated Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps continued to etch his name into the history records with a first Olympic four-peat in the same individual swimming event. Hanging with some of his career rivals at the final turn, Phelps established a body-length lead over the rest of the field on the freestyle leg to claim his twenty-second gold medal and twenty-sixth overall in 1:54.66.[2][3][4] Trailing almost two seconds behind Phelps, Japan's Kosuke Hagino produced a late surge to snatch the silver with a 1:56.61.[5] Meanwhile, China's Wang Shun took home the bronze in 1:57.05, joining Hagino as the first Asian men to stand on the podium in this event.[6][7]

Hagino's teammate Hiromasa Fujimori missed out of the medals with a fourth-place time in 1:57.21. Phelps' longtime rival and twelve-time medalist Ryan Lochte seized a brief lead into the halfway point with a signature backstroke swim, but faded down the home stretch to fifth, and missed out on his fourth straight medal in this event with a 1:57.47, a hundredth of a second ahead of Germany's Philip Heintz (1:57.48).[8] Backed by the raucous home crowd, Brazilian medal favorite Thiago Pereira, who got off to an early lead with a powerful butterfly effort, slipped to seventh with a 1:58.02.[7] Great Britain's Daniel Wallace posted an eighth-place finish of 1:58.54 to round out the field.[9]

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

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 4 Ryan Lochte   United States 1:57.38 Q
2 2 6 Philip Heintz   Germany 1:57.59 Q, NR
3 4 4 Michael Phelps   United States 1:58.41 Q
4 2 5 Henrique Rodrigues   Brazil 1:58.56 Q
5 4 5 Thiago Pereira   Brazil 1:58.63 Q
6 3 4 Kosuke Hagino   Japan 1:58.79 Q
7 4 3 Hiromasa Fujimori   Japan 1:58.88 Q
8 3 5 Wang Shun   China 1:58.98 Q
9 3 6 Andreas Vazaios   Greece 1:59.33 Q
10 4 6 Simon Sjödin   Sweden 1:59.41 Q
11 3 3 Daniel Wallace   Great Britain 1:59.44 Q
12 2 1 Alexis Santos   Portugal 1:59.67 Q
3 2 Jérémy Desplanches   Switzerland Q
4 2 Eduardo Solaeche   Spain Q
15 4 7 Ieuan Lloyd   Great Britain 1:59.74 Q
16 4 8 Bradlee Ashby   New Zealand 1:59.77 Q
17 3 1 Gal Nevo   Israel 1:59.80
18 3 8 Semen Makovich   Russia 1:59.86
19 4 1 Diogo Carvalho   Portugal 2:00.17
20 2 2 Travis Mahoney   Australia 2:00.18
21 1 3 Raphaël Stacchiotti   Luxembourg 2:00.21
22 1 4 Hu Yixuan   China 2:00.70
23 1 5 Emmanuel Vanluchene   Belgium 2:01.36
24 1 6 Uvis Kalniņš   Latvia 2:02.34
25 2 8 Mohamed Hussein   Egypt 2:02.36
26 1 7 Marko Blaževski   Macedonia 2:02.54
27 1 1 Ahmed Mathlouthi   Tunisia 2:04.95
2 3 Thomas Fraser-Holmes   Australia DNS
2 7 Federico Turrini   Italy DNS
3 7 Dávid Verrasztó   Hungary DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Kosuke Hagino   Japan 1:57.38 Q
2 6 Wang Shun   China 1:58.12 Q
3 4 Philip Heintz   Germany 1:58.85 Q
4 5 Henrique Rodrigues   Brazil 1:59.23
5 7 Alexis Santos   Portugal 2:00.08
6 8 Bradlee Ashby   New Zealand 2:00.45
7 1 Eduardo Solaeche   Spain 2:00.47
8 2 Simon Sjödin   Sweden 2:00.81

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Michael Phelps   United States 1:55.78 Q
2 4 Ryan Lochte   United States 1:56.28 Q
3 3 Thiago Pereira   Brazil 1:57.11 Q
4 7 Daniel Wallace   Great Britain 1:57.97 Q
5 6 Hiromasa Fujimori   Japan 1:58.20 Q
6 8 Ieuan Lloyd   Great Britain 1:59.49
7 2 Andreas Vazaios   Greece 1:59.54
8 1 Jérémy Desplanches   Switzerland 2:00.38

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Michael Phelps   United States 1:54.66
  6 Kosuke Hagino   Japan 1:56.61
  7 Wang Shun   China 1:57.05
4 1 Hiromasa Fujimori   Japan 1:57.21
5 5 Ryan Lochte   United States 1:57.47
6 8 Philip Heintz   Germany 1:57.48 NR
7 3 Thiago Pereira   Brazil 1:58.02
8 2 Daniel Wallace   Great Britain 1:58.54

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Auerbach, Nicole (11 August 2016). "Michael Phelps takes no shortcuts on path to fourth Rio Olympics gold medal". USA Today. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Michael Phelps blows away competition in 200-meter I.M. for 22nd gold medal". CBS News. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  4. ^ Gregory, Sean (11 August 2016). "Michael Phelps Wins 22nd Gold Medal as U.S. Swimmers Break New Ground in Rio". Time. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  5. ^ McKirdy, Andrew (12 August 2016). "Kaneto victorious in 200-meter breaststroke; Phelps beats Hagino for 22nd gold". The Japan Times. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Superb Michael Phelps writes yet more history in Rio as he claims 22nd gold medal win". South China Morning Post. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Michael Phelps Collects 22nd Gold Medal; Becomes First Swimmer Ever To Fourpeat An Event". Swimming World Magazine. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Michael Phelps takes gold, Ryan Lochte fails to medal in 200 IM". ESPN. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Michael Phelps destroys the field to win 22nd Olympic gold medal in men's 200m individual medley final". Daily Mail. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Ryan Lochte sets world record in 200 IM". ESPN. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  11. ^ "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.
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