Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
400 m men women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m women
200 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m women
200 m men
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 200 metre backstroke event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place between October 11 and 13. This swimming event used backstroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Jed Graef
United States (USA)
Silver  Gary Dilley
United States (USA)
Bronze  Bob Bennett
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Five heats were held; the fastest sixteen swimmers advanced to the Semifinals. The swimmers that advanced are highlighted.

Heat One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bob Bennett United States 2:16.1
2 Isagi Osumi Japan 2:17.3
3 Ralph Hutton Canada 2:17.8
4 Henri van Osch Netherlands 2:19.1
5 Lars Kraus Jensen Denmark 2:23.3
6 Herman Verbauwen Belgium 2:24.9
7 Michael Eu Malaysia 2:35.8

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Shigeo Fukushima Japan 2:14.7
2 Viktor Mazanov Soviet Union 2:16.8
3 Jürgen Dietze Germany 2:20.4
4 Jan Weeteling Netherlands 2:20.4
5 John Byrom Australia 2:27.0
6 Ákos Gulyás Hungary 2:30.5
7 Eliot Chenaux Puerto Rico 2:33.1

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jed Graef United States 2:14.5
2 Keisuke Ito Japan 2:16.7
3 Chiaffredo Rora Italy 2:17.8
4 Jesús Cabrera Spain 2:19.7
5 Pedro Diz Argentina 2:24.9
6 Gerhard Wieland Austria 2:25.9
7 Augusto Ferrero Peru 2:29.9

Heat Four[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ezio Della Savia Italy 2:16.6
2 Ernst-Joachim Küppers Germany 2:17.9
3 Ivan Ferák Czechoslovakia 2:20.0
4 Friedrich Suda Austria 2:20.7
5 Ron Jacks Canada 2:21.3
6 Geoffrey Thwaites Great Britain 2:22.0
7 Chan Kam Hong Hong Kong 2:46.0

Heat Five[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Gary Dilley United States 2:14.2
2 Peter Reynolds Australia 2:15.9
3 József Csikány Hungary 2:18.3
4 Wolfgang Wagner Germany 2:18.5
5 Carlos van der Maath Argentina 2:19.6
6 Robert Christophe France 2:22.5

Semifinals[edit]

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

Semifinal One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Gary Dilley United States 2:13.8
2 Shigeo Fukushima Japan 2:14.1
3 Ralph Hutton Canada 2:15.8
4 Bob Bennett United States 2:16.3
5 Isagi Osumi Japan 2:17.0
6 József Csikány Hungary 2:17.5
7 Keisuke Ito Japan 2:17.6
8 Henri van Osch Netherlands 2:19.7

Semifinal Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jed Graef United States 2:13.7
2 Ernst-Joachim Küppers Germany 2:15.4
3 Viktor Mazanov Soviet Union 2:15.4
4 Peter Reynolds Australia 2:15.6
5 Chiaffredo Rora Italy 2:16.7
6 Ezio Della Savia Italy 2:18.4
7 Wolfgang Wagner Germany 2:20.2
8 Carlos van der Maath Argentina 2:21.3

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jed Graef United States 2:10.3 WR
2 Gary Dilley United States 2:10.5
3 Bob Bennett United States 2:13.1
4 Shigeo Fukushima Japan 2:13.2
5 Ernst-Joachim Küppers Germany 2:15.7
6 Viktor Mazanov Soviet Union 2:15.9
7 Ralph Hutton Canada 2:15.9
8 Peter Reynolds Australia 2:16.6

Key: WR = World record

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