Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre butterfly

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Men's 200 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 16, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 17, 2004 (final)
Competitors 39 from 34 nations
Winning time 1:54.04 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Japan
Bronze medal    Great Britain
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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 200 metre butterfly event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 16 and 17.[1]

After finishing fifth in Sydney four years earlier, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps added a second gold to his collection. He touched the wall first in 1:54.04, just 0.11 of a second under his own world record. Japan's Takashi Yamamoto earned a silver medal in an Asian record of 1:54.56. Stephen Parry ended Great Britain's 8-year medal drought with a bronze in 1:55.52.[2][3] Parry also put his teammate Melanie Marshall on the spot to fulfill her promise of shaving her head if the Brits won a single swimming medal in Athens.[4]

Meanwhile, Poland's Paweł Korzeniowski pulled off a fourth-place effort in a national record of 1:56.00. Defending Olympic champion Tom Malchow rounded out the final to eighth place in 1:57.48, matching his semifinal time in the process.[2]

Other notable swimmers missed the top 8 final, featuring Denys Sylantyev (Ukraine), Justin Norris (Australia), Franck Esposito (France), and Anatoly Polyakov (Russia).[5]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Michael Phelps (USA) 1:53.93 Barcelona, Spain 22 July 2003
Olympic record  Tom Malchow (USA) 1:55.35 Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 17 Final Michael Phelps United States 1:54.04 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 3 Takashi Yamamoto Japan 1:57.36 Q
1 5 4 Michael Phelps United States 1:57.36 Q
3 5 5 Paweł Korzeniowski Poland 1:57.45 Q
4 3 4 Tom Malchow United States 1:57.75 Q
5 3 6 Wu Peng China 1:57.96 Q
6 5 3 Justin Norris Australia 1:58.05 Q
7 4 4 Franck Esposito France 1:58.12 Q
7 5 6 Ioan Gherghel Romania 1:58.12 Q
7 4 2 Anatoly Polyakov Russia 1:58.12 Q
10 5 1 Moss Burmester New Zealand 1:58.13 Q
11 3 7 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia 1:58.18 Q
12 4 5 Takeshi Matsuda Japan 1:58.23 Q
13 5 8 Juan Veloz Mexico 1:58.32 Q
14 3 2 Sergiy Advena Ukraine 1:58.41 Q
15 3 3 Denys Sylantyev Ukraine 1:58.44 Q
16 3 5 Stephen Parry Great Britain 1:58.88 Q
17 4 6 Travis Nederpelt Australia 1:58.93
18 5 2 Helge Meeuw Germany 1:58.96
19 5 7 Kaio Almeida Brazil 1:59.23
20 3 1 Jeremy Knowles Bahamas 1:59.32
21 4 7 Ioannis Drymonakos Greece 1:59.42
21 3 8 Andrew Livingston Puerto Rico 1:59.42
23 2 4 Nathaniel O'Brien Canada 2:00.12
24 2 3 Jeong Doo-Hee South Korea 2:00.96
25 4 1 Dávid Kolozár Hungary 2:01.89
26 2 6 Georgi Palazov Bulgaria 2:02.15
27 2 8 Zoran Lazarovski Macedonia 2:02.26
28 4 8 Juan Pablo Valdivieso Peru 2:02.79
29 1 4 Gastón Rodríguez Argentina 2:04.01
30 2 7 Paulius Andrijauskas Lithuania 2:04.64
31 2 5 Vladan Marković Serbia and Montenegro 2:04.77
32 2 2 Aghiles Slimani Algeria 2:04.93
33 1 3 Donny Utomo Indonesia 2:05.71
34 1 7 Roy Barahona Honduras 2:05.99
35 1 2 Sergio Cabrera Paraguay 2:06.15
36 2 1 Yeh Tzu-Cheng Chinese Taipei 2:06.41
37 1 5 James Walsh Philippines 2:06.76
38 1 1 Bertrand Bristol Seychelles 2:09.07
39 1 6 Sergey Pankov Uzbekistan 2:13.06

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 Stephen Parry Great Britain 1:55.57 Q
2 4 Michael Phelps United States 1:55.65 Q
3 5 Tom Malchow United States 1:57.48 Q
4 6 Anatoly Polyakov Russia 1:57.58
5 3 Justin Norris Australia 1:57.96
6 2 Moss Burmester New Zealand 1:58.09
7 1 Sergiy Advena Ukraine 1:58.11
8 7 Takeshi Matsuda Japan 1:58.13

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Paweł Korzeniowski Poland 1:56.40 Q
2 4 Takashi Yamamoto Japan 1:56.69 Q
3 3 Wu Peng China 1:56.81 Q
4 2 Ioan Gherghel Romania 1:57.31 Q
5 7 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia 1:57.37 Q
6 8 Denys Sylantyev Ukraine 1:57.93
7 6 Franck Esposito France 1:59.00
8 1 Juan Veloz Mexico 1:59.78

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st 5 Michael Phelps United States 1:54.04 OR
2nd 6 Takashi Yamamoto Japan 1:54.56 AS
3rd 4 Stephen Parry Great Britain 1:55.52
4 3 Paweł Korzeniowski Poland 1:56.00 NR
5 7 Ioan Gherghel Romania 1:56.10
6 2 Wu Peng China 1:56.28
7 1 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia 1:57.14
8 8 Tom Malchow United States 1:57.48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Stephen (17 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Takes his Second Gold in the 200 Fly – Misses World Record by Just 0.11 of a Second". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Two more golds for Phelps". China Daily. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Parry wins butterfly bronze". BBC Sport. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Whitten, Phillip (16 August 2004). "Britain's Stephen Parry Tops Semis in Men's 200 Fly; USA's Phelps, Malchow Qualify for Final". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 

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