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

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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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 freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place October 24. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Mike Wenden
Australia (AUS)
Silver  Don Schollander
United States (USA)
Bronze  John Nelson
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mike Wenden Australia 1:55.2 OR
2 Don Schollander United States 1:55.8
3 John Nelson United States 1:58.1
4 Ralph Hutton Canada 1:58.6
5 Alain Mosconi France 1:59.1
6 Bob Windle Australia 2:00.9
7 Semyon Belits-Geiman Soviet Union 2:01.5

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]