Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre backstroke

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Swimming events at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
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 1972 Olympic Games took place September 2. 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  Mike Stamm
United States (USA)
Bronze  Mitch Ivey
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Roland Matthes East Germany 2:02.82 =WR
2 Mike Stamm United States 2:04.09
3 Mitch Ivey United States 2:04.33
4 Brad Cooper Australia 2:06.59
5 Tim McKee United States 2:07.29
6 Lothar Noack East Germany 2:08.67
7 Zoltán Verrasztó Hungary 2:10.09
8 Jean-Paul Berjeau France 2:11.77

Key: =WR = Equalled world record

References[edit]