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

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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 butterfly event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place August 28. This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Mark Spitz
United States (USA)
Silver  Gary Hall, Sr.
United States (USA)
Bronze  Robin Backhaus
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Gary Hall, Sr. United States 2:03.70 OR, Q
2 András Hargitay Hungary 2:05.05 Q
3 Roger Pyttel East Germany 2:08.72
4 Sean Maher Great Britain 2:09.39
5 Jorge Jaramillo Colombia 2:10.24
6 Walter Mack West Germany 2:11.03
7 Vasil Dobrev Bulgaria 2:11.28

Key: OR = Olympic record, Q = Qualified

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Robin Backhaus United States 2:03.11 OR, Q
2 Folkert Meeuw West Germany 2:06.13 Q
3 Yasuhiro Komazaki Japan 2:08.72
4 Hugo Valencia Mexico 2:09.56
5 Andrzej Chudziński Poland 2:12.62
6 Geoffrey Ferreira Trinidad and Tobago 2:19.76
Angelo Tozzi Italy 2:10.82 DQ

Key: DQ = Disqualified, OR = Olympic record, Q = Qualified

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Hans Fassnacht West Germany 2:05.39 Q
2 Jorge Delgado, Jr. Ecuador 2:05.61 Q
3 Viktor Sharygin Soviet Union 2:06.76
4 James Findlay Australia 2:08.36
5 Ron Jacks Canada 2:09.04
6 Ricardo Marmolejo Mexico 2:10.00
7 Jacques Leloup Belgium 2:10.79
8 Roy Chan Singapore 2:20.30

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Spitz United States 2:02.11 OR, Q
2 Hartmut Flöckner East Germany 2:05.54 Q
3 John Mills Great Britain 2:06.58
4 Brian Brinkley Great Britain 2:06.82
5 Byron MacDonald Canada 2:12.12
6 Gaetano Carboni Italy 2:12.16
7 Hsu Tung-Hsiung Chinese Taipei 2:16.35
8 Carlos Singson Philippines 2:23.70

Key: OR = Olympic record, Q = Qualified

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Spitz United States 2:00.70 WR
2 Gary Hall, Sr. United States 2:02.86
3 Robin Backhaus United States 2:03.23
4 Jorge Delgado, Jr. Ecuador 2:04.60
5 Hans Fassnacht West Germany 2:04.69
6 András Hargitay Hungary 2:04.69
7 Hartmut Flöckner East Germany 2:05.34
8 Folkert Meeuw West Germany 2:05.57

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]