Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Aquatic Centre
Dates August 17, 2004 (heats & final)
Competitors 75 from 16 nations
Winning time 7:07.33 AM
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«2000 2008»
Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
50 m   men   women
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 women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 4×200 metre freestyle relay took place on 17 August at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece.[1]

Team USA had a satisfactory triumph over the Australians with a gold medal for the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Klete Keller, along with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and Peter Vanderkaay of the Team USA, edged out the Australians, led by Ian Thorpe, to a first-place finish by 0.13 of a second, in an American record time of 7:07.33. As the defending Olympic champions from Sydney, the Australian team of Thorpe, Michael Klim, Nicholas Sprenger, and Grant Hackett earned a silver medal in 7:07.46. The Italians got the bronze in 7:11.83, after a powerful second leg from former Olympic silver medalist Massimiliano Rosolino.[2][3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Australia (AUS)
Grant Hackett (1:46.11)
Michael Klim (1:46.49)
Bill Kirby (1:47.92)
Ian Thorpe (1:44.14)
7:04.66 Fukuoka, Japan 27 July 2001
Olympic record  Australia (AUS)
Ian Thorpe (1:46.03)
Michael Klim (1:46.40)
Todd Pearson (1:47.36)
Bill Kirby (1:47.26)
7:07.05 Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000

No new records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 1 4 United States Scott Goldblatt (1:49.53)
Ryan Lochte (1:47.39)
Dan Ketchum (1:48.10)
Peter Vanderkaay (1:47.78)
7:12.80 Q
2 2 4 Australia Todd Pearson (1:49.09)
Antony Matkovich (1:49.34)
Nicholas Sprenger (1:47.73)
Craig Stevens (1:48.69)
7:14.85 Q
3 1 5 Germany Johannes Österling (1:50.37)
Stefan Herbst (1:48.92)
Heiko Hell (1:48.66)
Christian Keller (1:48.80)
7:16.75 Q
4 2 6 Great Britain Simon Burnett (1:50.43)
Ross Davenport (1:49.24)
Gavin Meadows (1:48.46)
David Carry (1:49.28)
7:17.41 Q
5 1 3 Canada Mark Johnston (1:50.87)
Andrew Hurd (1:48.86)
Brian Johns (1:48.73)
Rick Say (1:49.58)
7:18.05 Q
6 2 5 Italy Matteo Pelliciari (1:50.63)
Simone Cercato (1:49.08)
Federico Cappellazzo (1:50.08)
Massimiliano Rosolino (1:48.47)
7:18.26 Q
7 2 2 Greece Andreas Zisimos (1:50.99)
Dimitrios Manganas (1:50.21)
Apostolos Antonopoulos (1:48.58)
Nikolaos Xylouris (1:49.93)
7:19.71 Q
8 1 6 France Amaury Leveaux (1:49.65)
Fabien Horth (1:49.64)
Nicolas Kintz (1:50.36)
Nicolas Rostoucher (1:51.66)
7:21.31 Q
9 2 7 Brazil Rodrigo Castro (1:50.67)
Bruno Bonfim (1:51.45)
Carlos Jayme (1:51.46)
Rafael Mosca (1:49.12)
7:22.70
10 1 2 China Liu Yu (1:51.36)
Chen Zuo (1:49.79)
Zheng Kunliang (1:51.34)
Huang Shaohua (1:50.38)
7:22.87
11 2 3 Russia Maksim Kuznetsov (1:50.81)
Alexei Zatsepine (1:51.75)
Stepan Ganzey (1:50.18)
Yevgeniy Natsvin (1:51.23)
7:23.97
12 1 7 Ukraine Sergey Fesenko (1:50.86)
Maksym Kokosha (1:52.03)
Dmytro Vereitinov (1:50.34)
Sergiy Advena (1:50.90)
7:24.13
13 2 1 Czech Republic Michal Rubáček (1:51.37)
Květoslav Svoboda (1:49.25)
Josef Horký (1:53.29)
Martin Škacha (1:52.35)
7:26.26
14 1 8 Portugal Luís Monteiro (1:50.43)
Adriano Niz (1:52.35)
João Araújo (1:54.50)
Miguel Pires (1:50.71)
7:27.99 NR
15 1 1 Mexico Joshua Ilika Brenner (1:51.01) NR
Alejandro Siqueiros (1:52.51)
Javier Díaz (1:53.34)
Leonardo Salinas Saldana (1:52.68)
7:29.54 NR
16 2 8 Hungary Tamás Kerékjártó (1:52.65)
Balázs Gercsák (1:54.03)
Balázs Makány (1:52.75)
Tamás Szűcs (1:52.35)
7:31.78

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Time behind Notes
1st 4 United States Michael Phelps (1:46.49)
Ryan Lochte (1:47.52)
Peter Vanderkaay (1:47.79)
Klete Keller (1:45.53)
7:07.33 AM
2nd 5 Australia Grant Hackett (1:47.50)
Michael Klim (1:47.62)
Nicholas Sprenger (1:48.16)
Ian Thorpe (1:44.18)
7:07.46 0.13
3rd 7 Italy Emiliano Brembilla (1:48.16)
Massimiliano Rosolino (1:46.24)
Simone Cercato (1:49.85)
Filippo Magnini (1:47.58)
7:11.83 4.50
4 6 Great Britain Simon Burnett (1:47.90)
Gavin Meadows (1:48.46)
David O'Brien (1:49.05)
Ross Davenport (1:47.19)
7:12.60 5.27
5 2 Canada Brent Hayden (1:49.08)
Brian Johns (1:49.15)
Andrew Hurd (1:48.09)
Rick Say (1:47.01)
7:13.33 6.00
6 3 Germany Jens Schreiber (1:49.08)
Heiko Hell (1:49.15)
Lars Conrad (1:48.23)
Christian Keller (1:50.05)
7:16.51 9.18
7 8 France Amaury Leveaux (1:48.57)
Fabien Horth (1:48.67)
Nicolas Kintz (1:50.01)
Nicolas Rostoucher (1:50.18)
7:17.43 10.10
8 1 Greece Apostolos Antonopoulos (1:50.34)
Dimitrios Manganas (1:51.33)
Andreas Zisimos (1:50.26)
Nikolaos Xylouris (1:51.09)
7:23.02 15.67

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (17 August 2004). "USA Downs Aussies in 800 Freestyle Relay in American Record 7:07.33 Italy Takes the Bronze". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Crumpacker, John (18 August 2004). "Golden retribution / Keller holds off Thorpe to give U.S. victory in 4×200 free relay". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 

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