Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

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Swimming at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The men's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 1956 Olympic Games took place between November 30 and December 6. This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Masaru Furukawa
Japan (JPN)
Silver  Masahiro Yoshimura
Japan (JPN)
Bronze  Kharis Yunichev
Soviet Union (URS)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Three heats were held; the swimmers with the fastest eight times advanced to the Finals. The athletes that advanced are highlighted.

Heat One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Masaru Furukawa Japan 2:36.1
2 Knud Gleie Denmark 2:36.4
3 Farid Dosayev Soviet Union 2:43.9
4 Louis Kozma Belgium 2:48.4
5 Shamsher Khan India 3:19.0
- Octávio Mobiglia Brazil DSQ
- Palsons Naibula Philippines DSQ

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Igor Zaseda Soviet Union 2:40.1
2 Terry Gathercole Australia 2:40.2
3 Manuel Sanguily Cuba 2:41.8
4 Ren Kohn Luxembourg 2:50.9
5 István Szívós Hungary 3:18.7
- lvaro Gmez Colombia DSQ
- Herbert Klein Germany DSQ

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Masahiro Yoshimura Japan 2:38.6
2 Kharis Yunichev Soviet Union 2:41.2
3 Henri Broussard France 2:43.0
4 Gilbert Desmit Belgium 2:43.5
5 Christopher Walkden Great Britain 2:47.1
6 Robert Hughes United States 2:52.2
- Ghulam Rasul Pakistan DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Masaru Furukawa Japan 2:34.7
2 Masahiro Yoshimura Japan 2:36.7
3 Kharis Yunichev Soviet Union 2:36.8
4 Terry Gathercole Australia 2:38.7
5 Igor Zaseda Soviet Union 2:39.0
6 Knud Gleie Denmark 2:40.0
7 Manuel Sanguily Cuba 2:42.0
Henri Broussard France DSQ

Key: DSQ = Disqualified

References[edit]