Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
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 1968 Olympic Games took place October 25. 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  Roland Matthes
East Germany (GDR)
Silver  Mitch Ivey
United States (USA)
Bronze  Jack Horsley
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes East Germany 2:09.6 OR
2 Mitch Ivey United States 2:10.6
3 Jack Horsley United States 2:10.9
4 Gary Hall, Sr. United States 2:12.6
5 Santiago Esteva Spain 2:12.9
6 Leonid Dobroskokin Soviet Union 2:15.4
7 Joachim Röther East Germany 2:15.8
8 Franco Del Campo Italy 2:16.5

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]