Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

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Men's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Dates August 17, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 18, 2004 (final)
Competitors 71 from 55 nations
Winning time 48.17
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«2000 2008»
Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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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 100 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Summer Olympics was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 17 and 18.[1]

Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband defended his Olympic title in the event, outside the record time of 48.17. Roland Mark Schoeman, who solidified South Africa's triumph to break a world record in the 400 m freestyle relay, took home the silver in 48.23. Australia's Ian Thorpe edged out Schoeman's teammate Ryk Neethling to clinch a bronze medal by 0.07 of a second, in his personal best of 48.56.[2][3]

Two-time Olympic champion Alexander Popov finished only in ninth place by just two hundredths of a second (0.02) outside of the top 8 field from the semifinals (49.23).[4] By the following year, Popov announced his retirement from swimming, and became a full-time member of the International Olympic Committee. Other notable swimmers who missed the final cut featured France's Frédérick Bousquet, Lithuania's Rolandas Gimbutis, Trinidad and Tobago's George Bovell, and U.S. duo Jason Lezak and Ian Crocker.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Pieter van den Hoogenband (NED) 47.84 Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000
Olympic record  Pieter van den Hoogenband (NED) 47.84 Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000

No new records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 van den Hoogenband, PieterPieter van den Hoogenband Netherlands 48.70 Q
2 5 4 Gimbutis, RolandasRolandas Gimbutis Lithuania 48.85 Q
2 7 5 Neethling, RykRyk Neethling South Africa 48.85 Q
4 6 1 Draganja, DujeDuje Draganja Croatia 49.07 Q
5 7 2 Bousquet, FrédérickFrédérick Bousquet France 49.08 Q
6 8 5 Thorpe, IanIan Thorpe Australia 49.17 Q
7 9 1 Barnier, RomainRomain Barnier France 49.49 Q
8 9 5 Popov, AlexanderAlexander Popov Russia 49.51 Q
9 8 3 Kapralov, AndreyAndrey Kapralov Russia 49.52 Q
10 7 7 Mankoč, PeterPeter Mankoč Slovenia 49.54 Q
11 9 3 Magnini, FilippoFilippo Magnini Italy 49.58 Q
12 8 8 Bovell, GeorgeGeorge Bovell Trinidad and Tobago 49.61 Q
13 8 4 Schoeman, Roland MarkRoland Mark Schoeman South Africa 49.68 Q
14 6 2 Rojas, LuisLuis Rojas Venezuela 49.69 Q
15 7 1 Spanneberg, TorstenTorsten Spanneberg Germany 49.71 Q
16 9 2 Iles, SalimSalim Iles Algeria 49.72 Q
17 6 6 Yegoshin, YuriyYuriy Yegoshin Ukraine 49.73
17 7 3 Crocker, IanIan Crocker United States 49.73
19 8 1 Cavic, MiloradMilorad Čavić Serbia and Montenegro 49.74
20 6 8 Nystrand, StefanStefan Nystrand Sweden 49.75
21 9 4 Lezak, JasonJason Lezak United States 49.87
22 6 4 Novy, KarelKarel Novy Switzerland 49.93
23 6 5 Kidd, MatthewMatthew Kidd Great Britain 49.97
24 9 7 Meolans, JoséJosé Meolans Argentina 49.98
25 8 2 Vismara, LorenzoLorenzo Vismara Italy 50.03
26 9 8 Venâncio, TiagoTiago Venâncio Portugal 50.18
27 5 8 Okumura, YoshihiroYoshihiro Okumura Japan 50.24
28 6 3 Zubor, AttilaAttila Zubor Hungary 50.26
29 5 6 Neviarouski, StanislauStanislau Neviarouski Belarus 50.36
30 8 7 Lorente, EduardoEduardo Lorente Spain 50.48
31 8 6 Callus, AshleyAshley Callus Australia 50.56
32 5 5 Grigoriadis, AristeidisAristeidis Grigoriadis Greece 50.61
33 6 7 Souza, JaderJader Souza Brazil 50.67
33 5 2 Rajakylä, MattiMatti Rajakylä Finland 50.67
35 4 6 Miloslavskis, RomānsRomāns Miloslavskis Latvia 50.94
36 9 6 Kunzelmann, StephanStephan Kunzelmann Germany 50.98
37 5 3 Haustov, DanilDanil Haustov Estonia 51.02
38 4 2 Aresti, AlexandrosAlexandros Aresti Cyprus 51.10
39 4 5 Pini, RyanRyan Pini Papua New Guinea 51.11
40 3 3 Probert, CarlCarl Probert Fiji 51.42
41 4 3 Kutscher, PaulPaul Kutscher Uruguay 51.45
42 4 4 Tayla, KaanKaan Tayla Turkey 51.52
43 5 1 Gibson, CameronCameron Gibson New Zealand 51.56
44 4 1 Gleason, GeorgeGeorge Gleason Virgin Islands 51.69
45 3 4 Lee, Chung HeeLee Chung-Hee South Korea 51.74
45 3 1 Ortiz, IsmaelIsmael Ortiz Panama 51.74
47 2 3 Guţu, OctavianOctavian Guţu Moldova 51.84
48 3 5 Alleyne, DamianDamian Alleyne Barbados 51.89
49 3 6 Schnettler, MaxMax Schnettler Chile 51.91
50 4 7 Ong, AllenAllen Ong Malaysia 52.04
51 3 2 Titarenko, VyacheslavVyacheslav Titarenko Kazakhstan 52.09
52 4 8 Antonov, RaichinRaichin Antonov Bulgaria 52.33
53 2 5 Becerra, CamiloCamilo Becerra Colombia 52.57
54 3 8 Wu, Nien-PinWu Nien-Pin Chinese Taipei 52.58
55 2 6 Panić, ŽeljkoŽeljko Panić Bosnia and Herzegovina 52.75
56 3 7 Chay, MarkMark Chay Singapore 52.83
57 2 4 Agafonov, AleksandrAleksandr Agafonov Uzbekistan 52.92
58 2 1 Al Jasmi, ObaidObaid Al Jasmi United Arab Emirates 54.17
59 2 7 Thom, Onan OrlandoOnan Orlando Thom Guyana 55.24
60 5 7 Shaohua, HuangHuang Shaohua China 55.46
61 2 2 Farhoudi, BabakBabak Farhoudi Iran 56.42
62 2 8 Ravera, Jean LaurentJean Laurent Ravera Monaco 56.47
63 1 2 Abbas, MohammedMohammed Abbas Iraq 56.81
64 1 6 Andryei, TamirTamir Andryei Mongolia 57.29
65 1 7 Matonse, LeonelLeonel Matonse Mozambique 57.79
66 1 4 Shehab, HeshamHesham Shehab Bahrain 57.94
67 1 3 Dyachkov, SergeySergey Dyachkov Azerbaijan 58.26
68 1 5 Ahmed, MumtazMumtaz Ahmed Pakistan 59.19
69 1 1 Nziyunvira, EmeryEmery Nziyunvira Burundi 1:09.40
7 6 Hayden, BrentBrent Hayden Canada DNS
7 8 Say, RickRick Say Canada DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 Salim Iles Algeria 49.13 Q
2 5 Duje Draganja Croatia 49.14 Q
3 3 Ian Thorpe Australia 49.21 Q
4 6 Alexander Popov Russia 49.23
5 7 George Bovell Trinidad and Tobago 49.53
6 2 Peter Mankoč Slovenia 49.71
7 4 Rolandas Gimbutis Lithuania 49.75
8 1 Luis Rojas Venezuela 49.85

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Roland Mark Schoeman South Africa 48.39 Q
2 4 Pieter van den Hoogenband Netherlands 48.55 Q
3 7 Filippo Magnini Italy 48.91 Q
4 2 Andrey Kapralov Russia 49.12 Q
5 5 Ryk Neethling South Africa 49.18 Q
6 3 Frédérick Bousquet France 49.25
7 6 Romain Barnier France 49.63
8 8 Torsten Spanneberg Germany 49.88

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st 5 Pieter van den Hoogenband Netherlands 48.17
2nd 4 Roland Mark Schoeman South Africa 48.23
3rd 8 Ian Thorpe Australia 48.56
4 1 Ryk Neethling South Africa 48.63
5 3 Filippo Magnini Italy 48.99
6 7 Duje Draganja Croatia 49.23
7 2 Salim Iles Algeria 49.30
7 6 Andrey Kapralov Russia 49.30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Van den Hoogenband wins 100 meters". CNN. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (18 August 2004). "Hoogie Takes the 100 Free, Repeats Sydney Win, Schoeman takes Silver, Thorpe the Bronze". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Whitten, Phillip (18 August 2004). "Day 4, Semifinals: Schoeman, Hoogie Qualify 1-2 for the 100 Free Final; Popov Is Out". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 

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