Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre individual medley

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Men's 400 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 14, 2004 (heats & final)
Competitors 36 from 26 nations
Winning time 4:08.26 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Hungary
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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 400 metre individual medley event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 14.[1]

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps broke a new world record of 4:08.26 to claim his first ever Olympic gold medal. Phelps' teammate Erik Vendt added a second silver to the one he earned behind Tom Dolan in Sydney four years earlier, finishing with a time of 4:11.81. Hungary's László Cseh, silver medalist at the 2003 FINA World Championships, held on for bronze in 4:12.15.[2][3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Michael Phelps (USA) 4:08.41 Long Beach, United States 7 July 2004
Olympic record  Tom Dolan (USA) 4:11.76 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 14 Final Michael Phelps United States 4:08.26 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 4 Michael Phelps United States 4:13.29 Q
2 4 4 László Cseh Hungary 4:14.26 Q
3 3 4 Alessio Boggiatto Italy 4:15.78 Q
4 3 5 Jiro Miki Japan 4:16.32 Q
5 3 7 Ioannis Kokkodis Greece 4:16.56 Q
6 4 3 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 4:16.68 Q
6 5 5 Erik Vendt United States 4:16.68 Q
8 5 6 Travis Nederpelt Australia 4:16.77 Q
9 4 2 Ioannis Drymonakos Greece 4:16.83
10 4 5 Luca Marin Italy 4:16.85
11 5 3 Justin Norris Australia 4:16.90
12 4 7 Robin Francis Great Britain 4:18.34
13 2 2 Dean Kent New Zealand 4:18.55
14 3 6 Wu Peng China 4:19.32
15 5 2 Brian Johns Canada 4:21.10
16 5 7 Keith Beavers Canada 4:21.47
17 3 2 Thiago Pereira Brazil 4:22.06
18 3 3 Susumu Tabuchi Japan 4:22.46
19 3 1 Lucas Salatta Brazil 4:23.01
20 2 1 Kim Bang-Hyun South Korea 4:23.05 NR
21 5 1 Igor Berezutskiy Russia 4:23.20
22 2 4 Jeremy Knowles Bahamas 4:23.29
23 4 6 Adrian Turner Great Britain 4:23.53
24 5 8 Alexey Kovrigin Russia 4:23.77
25 2 6 Bradley Ally Barbados 4:24.70
26 4 1 Dmytro Nazarenko Ukraine 4:26.15
27 2 7 Vytautas Janušaitis Lithuania 4:26.30
28 4 8 Liu Weijia China 4:27.02
29 2 5 Yves Platel Switzerland 4:28.94
30 2 8 Guntars Deičmans Latvia 4:29.17
31 3 8 Marko Milenkovič Slovenia 4:30.99
32 1 4 Saša Imprić Croatia 4:32.02
33 1 5 Andrew Mackay Cayman Islands 4:32.38
34 2 3 Miguel Molina Philippines 4:33.25
35 1 6 Lin Yu-An Chinese Taipei 4:41.76
36 1 3 Nikita Polyakov Uzbekistan 5:09.66

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st 4 Michael Phelps United States 4:08.26 WR
2nd 1 Erik Vendt United States 4:11.81
3rd 5 László Cseh Hungary 4:12.15
4 3 Alessio Boggiatto Italy 4:12.28
5 7 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 4:14.49 AF
6 2 Ioannis Kokkodis Greece 4:18.60
7 6 Jiro Miki Japan 4:19.97
8 8 Travis Nederpelt Australia 4:20.08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Dillman, Lisa (15 August 2004). "So Far, So Gold". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "New World Record as Michael "the Machine" Lowers ‘his’ 400 IM Yet Again! Vendt takes Silver, as USA Goes 1-2". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 

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