Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the 1980 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
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The final of the Men's 200 metres Backstroke event at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held in Moscow, Soviet Union, on Saturday July 26, 1980.

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Sándor Wladár (HUN) 2:01.93
Med 2.png  Zoltán Verrasztó (HUN) 2:02.40
Med 3.png  Mark Kerry (AUS) 2:03.14
4.  Vladimir Shemetov (URS) 2:03.48
5.  Fred Eefting (NED) 2:03.92
6.  Michael Söderlund (SWE) 2:04.10
7.  Douglas Campbell (GBR) 2:04.23
8.  Paul Moorfoot (AUS) 2:06.15

Qualifying heats[edit]

The heats for the Men's 200m Backstroke, took place on Saturday 26 July 1980 at the Olympic Swimming Pool. The fastest 8 swimmers, irrespective of heat, qualified for the final later that day.

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Vladimir Shemetov (URS) 2:04.20
2.  Douglas Campbell (GBR) 2:04.78
3.  Fred Eefting (NED) 2:04.84
4.  Vladimir Dolgov (URS) 2:05.11
5.  Jim Carter (GBR) 2:09.94
6.  David Cummins (IRL) 2:12.45


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Paul Moorfoot (AUS) 2:04.87
2.  Milošlav Roľko (TCH) 2:05.13
3.  Viktor Kuznetsov (URS) 2:05.14
4.  Frédéric Delcourt (FRA) 2:05.20
5.  Franky De Groote (BEL) 2:06.97
6.  Phạm Văn Thành (VIE) 2:28.40


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Mark Kerry (AUS) 2:03.60
2.  Michael Söderlund (SWE) 2:04.67
3.  Jörg Stingl (GDR) 2:05.19
4.  Róbert Rudolf (HUN) 2:08.23
5.  Dietmar Göhring (GDR) 2:14.11
6.  Daniel Ayora (PER) 2:17.12


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Sándor Wladár (HUN) 2:02.62
2.  Zoltán Verrasztó (HUN) 2:03.08
3.  Mark Tonelli (AUS) 2:07.04
4.  Bengt Baron (SWE) 2:07.13
5.  Nenad Miloš (YUG) 2:07.51
6.  Mihai Mandache (ROU) 2:07.97
7.  Zbigniew Januszkiewicz (POL) 2:08.11

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