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

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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 individual medley event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 19 and 20. This swimming event used medley swimming. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool. The first length was swum using the butterfly stroke, the second with the backstroke, the third length in breaststroke, and the fourth freestyle. Unlike other events using freestyle, swimmers could not use butterfly, backstroke, or breaststroke for the freestyle leg; most swimmers use the front crawl in freestyle events anyway.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Charlie Hickcox
United States (USA)
Silver  Greg Buckingham
United States (USA)
Bronze  John Ferris
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Charlie Hickcox United States 2:12.0 OR
2 Greg Buckingham United States 2:13.0
3 John Ferris United States 2:13.3
4 Juan Carlos Bello Peru 2:13.7
5 George Smith Canada 2:15.9
6 Sandy Gilchrist Canada 2:16.6
7 Mike Holthaus West Germany 2:16.8
8 Péter Lázár Hungary 2:18.3

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]