Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

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Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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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
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 26 and August 30. 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  Bill Mulliken
United States (USA)
Silver  Yoshihiko Osaki
Japan (JPN)
Bronze  Wieger Mensonides
Netherlands (NED)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Six heats were held; the swimmers with the sixteen fastest times advanced to the Semifinals. Because there were three swimmers with a time of 2:42.4, a swim-off was held to determine the two that would advance.

Key

Advanced to Semifinal
See Swim-Off
Did Not Advance

Heat One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bill Mulliken United States 2:38.0
2 Georgy Prokopenko Soviet Union 2:39.2
3 Gerard Rowlinson Great Britain 2:45.0
4 Engin Ünal Turkey 2:49.0
5 Antonio Saloso Philippines 2:53.3
- László Felkai Hungary DQ
- Gerald Brauner Austria DQ

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Arkady Golovchenko Soviet Union 2:41.0
2 Đorđe Perišić Yugoslavia 2:41.1
3 Christopher Walkden Great Britain 2:41.5
4 Mihai Mitrofan Romania 2:41.8
5 Farid Zablith Filho Brazil 2:48.6
6 Roland Boullanger France 2:54.4
7 Nicolas Wildhaber Switzerland 2:58.7

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Wieger Mensonides Netherlands 2:39.0
2 Roberto Lazzari Italy 2:41.2
3 Konrad Enke Germany 2:44.6
4 Richard Audoly France 2:46.5
5 Pierpaolo Spangaro Italy 2:53.8
6 Tony Williams Sri Lanka 2:59.8

Heat Four[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Isao Masuda Japan 2:41.2
2 Terry Gathercole Australia 2:41.7
3 Pekka Lairola Finland 2:43.3
4 Bernt Nilsson Sweden 2:45.7
5 Steve Rabinovitch Canada 2:47.2
6 Laurel Lee Chinese Taipei 2:52.8
7 Werner Risi Switzerland 2:56.6

Heat Five[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Paul Hait United States 2:40.8
2 Andrzej Kłopotowski Poland 2:41.4
3 György Kunsági Hungary 2:42.2
4 Egon Henninger Germany 2:42.4
5 Vítězslav Svozil Czechoslovakia 2:42.4
6 Emilio Díaz Spain 2:52.9
7 Trương Ke Nhon South Vietnam 2:53.0
- Erny Schweitzer Luxembourg DQ

Heat Six[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Yoshihiko Osaki Japan 2:39.1
2 Gilbert Desmit Belgium 2:42.4
3 Tommie Lindström Sweden 2:42.8
4 William Burton Australia 2:43.9
5 Guillermo Alsina Spain 2:51.4
6 Gershon Shefa Israel 2:51.7
7 Nikolaos Zakharopoulos Greece 2:56.4

Swim-Off[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Egon Henninger Germany 2:39.5
2 Gilbert Desmit Belgium 2:41.1
3 Vítězslav Svozil Czechoslovakia 2:41.7

Semifinals[edit]

Two heats were held; the fastest eight swimmers advanced to the Finals. Those that advanced are highlighted.

Semifinal One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bill Mulliken United States 2:37.2
2 Yoshihiko Osaki Japan 2:38.2
3 Egon Henninger Germany 2:38.5
4 Roberto Lazzari Italy 2:40.3
5 Arkady Golovchenko Soviet Union 2:40.9
6 Mihai Mitrofan Romania 2:41.6
7 Christopher Walkden Great Britain 2:41.7
8 Đorđe Perišić Yugoslavia 2:44.2

Semifinal Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Terry Gathercole Australia 2:39.1
2 Wieger Mensonides Netherlands 2:39.3
3 Paul Hait United States 2:39.6
4 Andrzej Kłopotowski Poland 2:40.8
5 Georgy Prokopenko Soviet Union 2:41.0
6 Gilbert Desmit Belgium 2:41.8
7 Isao Masuda Japan 2:42.3
8 György Kunsági Hungary 2:42.4

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Bill Mulliken United States 2:37.4
2 Yoshihiko Osaki Japan 2:38.0
3 Wieger Mensonides Netherlands 2:39.7
4 Egon Henninger Germany 2:40.1
5 Roberto Lazzari Italy 2:40.1
6 Terry Gathercole Australia 2:40.2
7 Andrzej Kłopotowski Poland 2:41.2
8 Paul Hait United States 2:41.4

References[edit]