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World record progression 200 metres individual medley

The first world record in the 200 metres individual medley in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1956, followed by the women a year later. In the short course (25 metres) swimming events the world's governing body recognizes world records since March 3, 1991.

MenEdit

Long courseEdit

TIME SWIMMER NATIONALITY DATE MEET PLACE REF
2:30.7 George Harrison   United States August 24, 1956 Los Angeles, California
2:29.1 Frank Brunnell   United States July 19, 1958 Akron, Ohio
2:26.2 Gary Heinrich   United States June 27, 1959 Los Angeles, California
2:24.7 Lance Larson   United States July 11, 1959 Santa Clara, California
2:22.2 John McGill   United States July 23, 1960 Toledo, Ohio
2:22.1 Ted Stickles   United States July 23, 1960 Toledo, Ohio
2:21.3 Ted Stickles   United States July 2, 1961 Chicago, Illinois
2:20.5 Ted Stickles   United States July 22, 1961 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
2:19.6 Ted Stickles   United States August 19, 1961 Men’s NAAA Championships Los Angeles, California
2:15.9 Ted Stickles   United States August 19, 1961 Los Angeles, California
2:15.5 Dick Roth   United States August 2, 1964 Los Altos, California
2:14.9 Dick Roth   United States August 15, 1964 Maumee, Ohio
2:13.1 Greg Buckingham   United States July 24, 1966 Los Altos, California
2:12.4 Greg Buckingham   United States August 21, 1966 Lincoln, Nebraska
2:11.3 Greg Buckingham   United States August 23, 1967 Oak Park, California
2:10.6 Charlie Hickcox   United States August 31, 1968 US Olympic Trials Los Angeles, California
2:09.6 Gary Hall, Sr.   United States August 17, 1969 Louisville, Kentucky
2:09.5 Gary Hall, Sr.   United States August 23, 1970 AAU Championships Los Angeles, California
2:09.3 Gunnar Larsson   Sweden September 12, 1970 European Championships Barcelona, Spain
2:09.30 Gary Hall, Sr.   United States August 2, 1972 Chicago, Illinois
2:07.17 Gunnar Larsson   Sweden September 3, 1972 Olympic Games Munich, West Germany
2:06.32 David Wilkie   United Kingdom August 24, 1974 European Championships Vienna, Austria
2:06.32 = Steve Furniss   United States September 1, 1974 Concord, California
2:06.08 Bruce Furniss   United States August 23, 1975 Kansas City, Missouri
2:05.31 Graham Smith   Canada August 4, 1977 Montreal, Canada
2:05.24 Aleksandr Sidorenko   Soviet Union July 9, 1978 Moscow, Soviet Union
2:04.39 Steve Lundquist   United States August 2, 1978 The Woodlands, Texas
2:03.56 Graham Smith   Canada August 24, 1978 World Championships West Berlin, West Germany
2:03.29 Jesse Vassallo   United States July 6, 1979 San Juan, Puerto Rico
2:03.24 Bill Barrett   United States August 1, 1980 Irvine, California
2:03.01 Jeremy Reingold   RSA September 26, 1980 Cape Town, South Africa
2:02.78 Alex Baumann   Canada July 29, 1981 Heidelberg, West Germany
2:02.25 Alex Baumann   Canada August 1, 1982 Brisbane, Queensland
2:01.42 Alex Baumann   Canada August 4, 1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, California
2:00.56 Tamás Darnyi   Hungary August 23, 1987 European Championships Strasbourg, France
2:00.17 Tamás Darnyi   Hungary September 25, 1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea
2:00.11 David Wharton   United States August 20, 1989 Pan Pacific Championships Tokyo, Japan
1:59.36 Tamás Darnyi   Hungary January 13, 1991 World Championships Perth, Western Australia
1:58.16 Jani Sievinen   Finland September 11, 1994 World Championships Rome, Italy
1:57.94 Michael Phelps   United States June 29, 2003 Santa Clara Invitational Santa Clara, California
1:57.52 Michael Phelps   United States July 24, 2003 World Championships Barcelona, Spain
1:56.04 Michael Phelps   United States July 25, 2003 World Championships Barcelona, Spain
1:55.94 Michael Phelps   United States August 9, 2003 USA Summer Nationals College Park, Maryland
1:55.84 Michael Phelps   United States August 20, 2006 Pan Pacific Championships Victoria, Canada
1:54.98 Michael Phelps   United States March 29, 2007 World Championships Melbourne, Victoria
1:54.80 Michael Phelps   United States July 4, 2008 US Olympic Trials Omaha, Nebraska
1:54.23 Michael Phelps   United States August 15, 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
1:54.10 Ryan Lochte   United States July 30, 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
1:54.00 Ryan Lochte   United States July 28, 2011 World Championships Shanghai, China [1][2]

Short courseEdit

TIME SWIMMER NATIONALITY DATE PLACE REF
1:57.19 Jani Sievinen   Finland January 17, 1992 Kuopio, Finland
1:56.84 Jani Sievinen   Finland January 22, 1993 Helsinki, Finland
1:56.62 Jani Sievinen   Finland February 7, 1993 Paris, France
1:55.59 Jani Sievinen   Finland February 10, 1993 Malmö, Sweden
1:54.65 Jani Sievinen   Finland April 21, 1994 Kuopio, Finland
1:54.65 = Attila Czene   Hungary March 23, 2000 Minneapolis, MN, United States
1:53.93 George Bovell   Trinidad and Tobago March 25, 2004 East Meadow, NY, United States
1:53.46 László Cseh   Hungary December 8, 2005 Trieste, Italy
1:53.31 Ryan Lochte   United States April 7, 2006 Shanghai, China
1:53.14 Thiago Pereira   Brazil November 18, 2007 Berlin, Germany
1:52.99 László Cseh   Hungary December 13, 2007 Debrecen, Hungary
1:51.56 Ryan Lochte   United States April 11, 2008 Manchester, United Kingdom
1:51.55 Darian Townsend   South Africa November 15, 2009 Berlin, Germany
1:50.08 Ryan Lochte   United States December 17, 2010 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1:49.63 Ryan Lochte   United States December 14, 2012 Istanbul, Turkey [3]

WomenEdit

Long courseEdit

TIME SWIMMER NATIONALITY DATE MEET PLACE
2:48.2 Patty Kempner   United States April 27, 1957 Chicago, Illinois
2:47.7 Becky Collins   United States July 20, 1958 Akron, Ohio
2:43.2 Sylvia Ruuska   United States August 16, 1958 Fresno, California
2:40.3 Sylvia Ruuska   United States January 14, 1959 Hobart, Tasmania
2:40.1 Donna de Varona   United States May 13, 1961 Redding, California
2:37.1 Donna de Varona   United States July 9, 1961 Tenri, Japan
2:35.0 Donna de Varona   United States August 12, 1961 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2:33.3 Donna de Varona   United States August 18, 1962 Chicago, Illinois
2:31.8 Donna de Varona   United States July 27, 1963 Los Angeles, California
2:30.1 Donna de Varona   United States July 11, 1964 Los Angeles, California
2:29.9 Donna de Varona   United States August 1, 1964 Los Altos, California
2:29.0 Lynn Vidali   United States July 22, 1966 Los Altos, California
2:27.8 Claudia Kolb   United States August 21, 1966 Lincoln, Nebraska
2:27.5 Claudia Kolb   United States July 8, 1967 Santa Clara, California
2:26.1 Claudia Kolb   United States July 30, 1967 Winnipeg, Canada
2:25.0 Claudia Kolb   United States August 18, 1967 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2:23.5 Claudia Kolb   United States August 25, 1967 Los Angeles, California
2:23.07 Shane Gould   Australia August 28, 1972 Olympic Games Munich, West Germany
2:23.01 Kornelia Ender   East Germany April 13, 1973 East Berlin, East Germany
2:20.51 Andrea Hubner   East Germany September 4, 1973 World Championships Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2:18.97 Ulrike Tauber   East Germany August 18, 1974 European Championships Vienna, Austria
2:18.83 Ulrike Tauber   East Germany June 10, 1975 Wittenberg, West Germany
2:18.30 Ulrike Tauber   East Germany March 12, 1976 Tallinn, Soviet Union
2:17.14 Kornelia Ender   East Germany June 5, 1976 East Berlin, East Germany
2:16.96 Ulrike Tauber   East Germany July 10, 1977 Leipzig, East Germany
2:15.95 Ulrike Tauber   East Germany August 20, 1977 European Championships Jönköping, Sweden
2:15.85 Ulrike Tauber   East Germany August 28, 1977 East Berlin, East Germany
2:15.09 Tracy Caulkins   United States August 2, 1978 The Woodlands, Texas
2:14.07 Tracy Caulkins   United States August 20, 1978 World Championships West Berlin, West Germany
2:13.69 Tracy Caulkins   United States January 5, 1980 Austin, Texas
2:13.00 Petra Schneider   East Germany May 24, 1980 East Berlin, East Germany
2:11.73 Ute Geweniger   East Germany July 4, 1981 Magdeburg, East Germany
2:11.65 Lin Li   China July 30, 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain
2:09.72 Wu Yanyan   China October 17, 1997 China's National Games Shanghai, China
2:08.92 Stephanie Rice   Australia March 25, 2008 Australian Championships & Olympic Trials Sydney, New South Wales
2:08.45 Stephanie Rice   Australia August 13, 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
2:07.03 Ariana Kukors   United States July 26, 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
2:06.15 Ariana Kukors   United States July 27, 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
2:06.12 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary August 3, 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia

Short courseEdit

TIME SWIMMER NATIONALITY DATE PLACE
2:07.79 Allison Wagner   United States December 5, 1993 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2:06.13 Kirsty Coventry   Zimbabwe April 12, 2008 Manchester, United Kingdom
2:06.01 Evelyn Verrasztó   Hungary November 6, 2009 Moscow, Russia
2:04.64 Evelyn Verrasztó   Hungary December 10, 2009 Istanbul, Turkey
2:04.60 Julia Smit   United States December 19, 2009 Manchester, United Kingdom
2:04.39 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary August 7, 2013 Eindhoven, Netherlands
2:03.20 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary August 7, 2013 Eindhoven, Netherlands
2:02.61 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary August 27, 2014 Doha, Qatar
2:02.13 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary August 31, 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2:01.86 Katinka Hosszú   Hungary December 6, 2014 Doha, Qatar



All-time top 25Edit

MenEdit

  • Correct as of July 2019
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 1:54.00   Ryan Lochte (USA) 28 July 2011 China
2 1:54.16   Michael Phelps (USA) 28 July 2011 China
3 1:55.07   Kosuke Hagino (JPN) 4 April 2016 Japan
4 1:55.18   Laszlo Cseh (HUN) 29 July 2009 Italy
5 1:55.36   Eric Shanteau (USA) 30 July 2009 Italy
6 1:55.40   Chase Kalisz (USA) 11 August 2018 Japan
7 1:55.55   Thiago Pereira (BRA) 30 July 2009 Italy
8 1:55.72   Mitch Larkin (AUS) 12 June 2019 Australia
9 1:55.76   Philip Heintz (GER) 16 June 2017 Germany
10 1:56.14   Daiya Seto (JPN) 25 July 2019 South Korea
11 1:56.16   Wang Shun (CHN) 8 April 2017 China
12 1:56.56   Jeremy Desplanches (SUI) 25 July 2019 South Korea
13 1:56.64   Max Litchfield (GBR) 26 July 2017 Hungary
14 1:56.65   Duncan Scott (GBR) 20 April 2019 Great Britain
15 1:56.69   Leith Brodie (AUS) 30 July 2009 Italy
16 1:56.79   Abrahm Devine (USA) 1 July 2017 United States
17 1:57.03   Darian Townsend (RSA) 25 April 2009 France
18 1:57.06   Henrique Rodrigues (BRA) 18 July 2015 Canada
  Qin Haiyang (CHN) 27 July 2017 Hungary
20 1:57.12   James Goddard (GBR) 29 July 2009 Italy
21 1:57.14   Josh Prenot (USA) 1 July 2017 United States
22 1:57.21   Hiromasa Fujimori (JPN) 11 August 2016 Brazil
23 1:57.24   Ken Takakuwa (JPN) 16 April 2009 Japan
24 1:57.25   Tyler Clary (USA) 7 July 2009 United States
25 1:57.41   Conor Dwyer (USA) 6 August 2014 United States

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:57.41:

WomenEdit

  • Correct as of July 2019
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 2:06.12   Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 3 August 2015 Russia
2 2:06.15   Ariana Kukors (USA) 27 July 2009 Italy
3 2:06.88   Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (GBR) 9 August 2016 Brazil
4 2:07.03   Stephanie Rice (AUS) 27 July 2009 Italy
5 2:07.57   Ye Shiwen (CHN) 31 July 2012 Great Britain
6 2:07.91   Yui Ohashi (JPN) 24 July 2017 Hungary
7 2:08.15   Alicia Coutts (AUS) 31 July 2012 Great Britain
8 2:08.32   Qi Hui (CHN) 17 October 2009 China
  Kathleen Baker (USA) 29 July 2018 United States
10 2:08.34   Kim Seo-yeong (KOR) 24 August 2018 Indonesia
11 2:08.45   Kanako Watanabe (JPN) 3 August 2015 Russia
12 2:08.59   Kirsty Coventry (ZIM) 13 August 2008 China
13 2:08.61   Sydney Pickrem (CAN) 1 June 2019 United States
14 2:08.64   Rika Omoto (JPN) 10 May 2019 Australia
15 2:08.70   Melanie Margalis (USA) 23 July 2017 Hungary
16 2:08.79   Maya DiRado (USA) 9 August 2016 Brazil
17 2:08.95   Caitlin Leverenz (USA) 31 July 2012 Great Britain
18 2:09.34   Julia Smit (USA) 7 July 2009 United States
19 2:09.37   Camille Muffat (FRA) 22 April 2009 France
20 2:09.45   Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 29 July 2013 Spain
21 2:09.46   Hannah Miley (GBR) 26 July 2009 Italy
22 2:09.55   Chen Xinyi (CHN) 4 September 2013 China
23 2:09.56   Viktoriya Belyakova (RUS) 19 April 2016 Russia
24 2:09.69   Madisyn Cox (USA) 1 July 2017 United States
25 2:09.71   Katie Hoff (USA) 29 June 2008 United States

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 2:09.71:

  • Katinka Hosszu also swam 2:07.02 (2019), 2:07.17 (2019), 2:07.53 (2019).
  • Ye Shiwen also swam 2:08.60 (2019), 2:09.45 (2019), 2:09.58 (2019).
  • Sydney Pickrem also swam 2:08.70 (2019), 2:08.83 (2019).
  • Melanie Margalis also swam 2:08.91 (2019), 2:09.14 (2019), 2:09.69 (2019).
  • Rika Omoto also swam 2:09.68 (2019), 2:09.32 (2019).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mens 200m IM Results" (PDF). Omega Timing. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Flash! FINA World Championships, Swimming: Ryan Lochte Sets First Post Techsuit-Era World Record". Swimming World Magazine. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Flash! Ryan Lochte Crushes 1:50 Barrier in 200 IM for World Record". Swimming World Magazine. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)