Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
Dates September 7, 1973
Winning time 7:33.221 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    West Germany
  1975»
1973 FINA
World Championships

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Diving
Individual
3 m men women
10 m men women
Swimming
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
Synchronised swimming
Solo women
Duet women
Team women
Water polo

The men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 7.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.

World record  United States (USA)
John Kinsella ()
Fred Tyler ()
Steve Genter (1:52.78)
Mark Spitz (1:54.24)
7:35.78 Munich, West Germany 31 August 1972
Championship record N/A N/A N/A N/A

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Nation Athletes Time Record
7 September Heat  France 7:51.455 CR
7 September Heat  Australia 7:48.432 CR
7 September Final  United States Kurt Krumpholz
Robin Backhaus
Richard Klatt
Jim Montgomery
7:33.221 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

12 teams participated in 2 heats.[1]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 2 -  Australia John Kulasalu
Steve Badger
Brad Cooper
Michael Wenden
7:48.432 Q, CR
2 1 -  France 7:51.455 Q, CR
3 2 -  West Germany 7:52.244 Q
4 1 -  Sweden 7:52.298 Q
5 2 -  Soviet Union 7:52.968 Q
6 2 -  East Germany 7:53.635 Q
7 2 -  Great Britain 7:54.257 Q, NR[2]
8 1 -  United States 7:54.404 Q
9 1 -  Canada 7:58.432
10 1 -  Italy 7:58.515
11 2 -  Brazil 8:12.066
12 1 -  Puerto Rico 8:23.574

Final[edit]

The results of the final are below.

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1st 8  United States Kurt Krumpholz
Robin Backhaus
Richard Klatt
Jim Montgomery
7:33.221 WR
2nd 4  Australia John Kulasalu (1:57.49)
Steve Badger (1:55.97)
Brad Cooper (1:54.29)
Michael Wenden (1:55.91)
7:43.659 CWR[3]
3rd 3  West Germany Klaus Steinbach
Werner Lampe
Peter Nocke
Folkert Meeuw
7:43.684
4 7  East Germany Roger Pyttel
Peter Bruch
Wilfried Hartung
Lutz Unger
7:44.444
5 6  Sweden Bernt Zarnowiecki
Bengt Gingsjö
Anders Bellbring
Gunnar Larsson
7:45.585
6 2  Soviet Union Viktor Aboimov
Vladimir Krivtsov
Aleksandr Samsonov
Vladimir Bure
7:47.794
7 1  Great Britain Brian Brinkley
Raymond Terrell
Colin Cunningham
Gordon Downie
7:54.305
8 5  France Patrick Moreau
Pierre Amardeilh
Olivier Middleton
Marc Lazzaro
8:04.452

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For the Record" (pdf). Swimming World Magazine: 74. October 1973. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Fox, Norman (8 September 1973). "Poor turn holds Wilkie to third place in medley final". The Times (London). p. 15. 
  3. ^ "Aust second in swim relay". The Sun-Herald (Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons Limited). AAP. 9 September 1973. p. 91.