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

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Men's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 18, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 19, 2004 (final)
Competitors 50 from 42 nations
Winning time 1:57.14 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Trinidad and Tobago
«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 200 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 18 and 19.[1]

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps blasted his own Olympic record of 1:57.14 to claim his fourth career gold medal in swimming. Coming from fifth place in the final turn, Phelps' teammate Ryan Lochte powered home with a silver in 1:58.78. Meanwhile, George Bovell held off Hungary's László Cseh by four hundredths of a second (0.04) to give Trinidad and Tobago its first ever swimming medal, in a Commonwealth record of 1:58.80.[2][3][4]

Earlier in the semifinals, Phelps posted a new Olympic record of 1:58.52, previously set by Italian swimmer and defending Olympic champion Massimiliano Rosolino in Sydney four years earlier. Rosolino, along with his teammate Alessio Boggiatto, failed to reach the top 8 final with a tenth and eleventh-place effort. Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli, who placed fifth in the 400 m individual medley, also missed the cut, but set an African record of 2:01.11.[5]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Michael Phelps (USA) 1:55.94 College Park, United States 9 August 2003
Olympic record  Massimiliano Rosolino (ITA) 1:58.98 Sydney, Australia 21 September 2000

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 18 Semifinal 1 Michael Phelps United States 1:58.52 OR
August 19 Final Michael Phelps United States 1:57.14 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 3 László Cseh Hungary 1:59.50 Q
2 7 4 Michael Phelps United States 2:00.01 Q
3 5 4 George Bovell Trinidad and Tobago 2:00.65 Q
4 7 3 Jiro Miki Japan 2:00.93 Q
5 7 5 Thiago Pereira Brazil 2:01.12 Q
6 6 6 Alessio Boggiatto Italy 2:01.30 Q
7 6 8 Dean Kent New Zealand 2:01.31 Q
8 6 7 Vytautas Janušaitis Lithuania 2:01.32 Q
9 7 6 Takahiro Mori Japan 2:01.33 Q
10 6 4 Ryan Lochte United States 2:01.41 Q
11 6 5 Massimiliano Rosolino Italy 2:01.56 Q
12 7 2 Robin Francis Great Britain 2:01.57 Q
13 6 2 Adrian Turner Great Britain 2:01.73 Q
14 7 7 Tamás Kerékjártó Hungary 2:01.75 Q
15 5 2 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 2:01.94 Q, AF
16 4 4 Ioannis Kokkodis Greece 2:02.11 Q
17 7 1 Adam Lucas Australia 2:02.12
18 4 3 Mihail Alexandrov Bulgaria 2:02.39
19 6 1 Zhao Tao China 2:02.41
20 5 5 Jani Sievinen Finland 2:02.79
21 5 7 Christian Keller Germany 2:02.93
22 4 5 Sergiy Sergeyev Ukraine 2:03.26
23 4 8 Bradley Ally Barbados 2:03.29
24 5 8 Wu Peng China 2:03.60
25 4 7 Guntars Deičmans Latvia 2:03.68
26 5 1 Diogo Yabe Brazil 2:03.86
27 5 3 Justin Norris Australia 2:03.87
28 5 6 Brian Johns Canada 2:03.95
29 7 8 Alexei Zatsepine Russia 2:04.11
30 4 6 Jeremy Knowles Bahamas 2:04.22
31 3 6 Jacob Carstensen Denmark 2:04.80
32 3 3 Kim Bang-Hyun South Korea 2:05.06
33 3 2 Miguel Molina Philippines 2:05.28
34 3 4 Krešimir Čač Croatia 2:05.33
35 2 4 Raouf Benabid Algeria 2:06.34
36 2 6 Hocine Haciane Andorra 2:06.48
37 4 1 Darian Townsend South Africa 2:07.04
38 2 3 Aleksandar Miladinovski Macedonia 2:07.39
39 3 5 Andrei Zaharov Moldova 2:07.40
40 3 1 Albert Christiadi Sutanto Indonesia 2:07.55
41 2 1 Andrew Mackay Cayman Islands 2:07.65
42 2 2 Oleg Pukhnatiy Uzbekistan 2:08.24
43 3 7 Gary Tan Singapore 2:08.44
44 2 7 Wu Nien-Pin Chinese Taipei 2:08.72
45 1 4 Jorge Oliver Puerto Rico 2:08.84
45 2 5 Orel Oral Turkey 2:08.84
47 3 8 Malick Fall Senegal 2:12.13
48 1 3 Georgios Dimitriadis Cyprus 2:12.27
49 1 5 Yevgeniy Ryzhkov Kazakhstan DSQ
50 4 2 Peter Mankoč Slovenia DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Michael Phelps United States 1:58.52 Q, OR
2 2 Ryan Lochte United States 1:59.58 Q
3 6 Vytautas Janušaitis Lithuania 2:00.57 Q, NR
4 5 Jiro Miki Japan 2:01.09 Q
5 3 Alessio Boggiatto Italy 2:01.27
6 8 Ioannis Kokkodis Greece 2:01.57
7 1 Tamás Kerékjártó Hungary 2:01.89
8 7 Robin Francis Great Britain 2:03.85

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 László Cseh Hungary 1:59.65 Q
2 3 Thiago Pereira Brazil 2:00.07 Q
3 5 George Bovell Trinidad and Tobago 2:00.31 Q
4 2 Takahiro Mori Japan 2:00.57 Q
5 8 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 2:01.11 AF
6 7 Massimiliano Rosolino Italy 2:01.29
7 6 Dean Kent New Zealand 2:01.94
8 1 Adrian Turner Great Britain 2:02.86

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Michael Phelps United States 1:57.14 OR
2 5 Ryan Lochte United States 1:58.78
3 2 George Bovell Trinidad and Tobago 1:58.80 NR
4 3 László Cseh Hungary 1:58.84
5 6 Thiago Pereira Brazil 2:00.11
6 1 Takahiro Mori Japan 2:00.60
7 7 Vytautas Janušaitis Lithuania 2:01.28
8 8 Jiro Miki Japan 2:02.16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Whitten, Phillip (20 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Cruises to Gold Medal #4 in the 200 IM, Lochte Takes the Silver, Bovell Wins First Swimming Medal for Trinidad". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Simon, Nigel (20 August 2004). "Bovell III bags Athens 200 IM bronze in 2004". Guardian Media Limited. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Phelps wins 4th gold at Athens Olympics". People's Daily. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Michael (19 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Qualifies Fastest for 200 Individual Medley". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 

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