Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke
The men's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in 2021 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. It will be the event's twenty-sixth consecutive appearance, having been held at every edition since 1908.
|Men's 200 metre breaststroke|
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
|Venue||Tokyo Aquatics Centre|
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Anton Chupkov (RUS)||2:06.12||Gwangju, South Korea||26 July 2019|||
|Olympic record||Ippei Watanabe (JPN)||2:07.22||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||9 August 2016|||
The Olympic Qualifying Time for the event is 2:10.35. Up to two swimmers per National Olympic Committee (NOC) can automatically qualify by swimming that time at an approved qualification event. The Olympic Selection Time is 2:14.26. Up to one swimmer per NOC meeting that time is eligible for selection, allocated by world ranking until the maximum quota for all swimming events is reached. NOCs without a male swimmer qualified in any event can also use their universality place.
The competition consists of three rounds: heats, semifinals, and a final. The swimmers with the best 16 times in the heats advance to the semifinals. The swimmers with the best 8 times in the semifinals advance to the final. Swim-offs are used as necessary to break ties for advancement to the next round.
The swimmers with the top 16 times, regardless of heat, advance to the semifinals.
The swimmers with the best 8 times, regardless of heat, advanced to the final.
- "Tokyo 2020: Swimming Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
- Lord, Craig (26 July 2019). "Anton Chupkov Cracks 200 Breast World Record Apart In 2:06.12 After Overhauling Matt Wilson In Last Lap Fightback". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
- "Ippei Watanabe Lowers 200 Breast Olympic Record In Semi-Finals". Swimming World Magazine. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- "Japan's Ippei Watanabe sets a new Olympic record". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (pdf). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
- "FINA Swimming Rulebook, 2017–21" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 29 January 2020.