Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre individual medley

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Men's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Aquatics Center
Date August 13, 2008 (heats)
August 14, 2008 (semifinals)
August 15, 2008 (final)
Competitors 47 from 42 nations
Winning time 1:54.23 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Hungary
Bronze medal    United States
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Swimming events at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
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
Marathon
10 km men women

The men's 200 metre individual medley event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 11–13 August at the Beijing National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China.[1]

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps blasted a new world record to defend his title in the event, and more importantly, claim his sixth Olympic gold, twelfth career, and fourteenth overall medal. He established a sterling time of 1:54.23 to lower his prior standard from the Olympic trials by almost six-tenths of a second (0.60). Hungary's László Cseh added a third silver to his collection, finishing with a European record of 1:56.52. Phelps' teammate and archrival Ryan Lochte earned a bronze in a time of 1:56.53, just a hundredth of a second (0.01) behind Cseh. The podium placements also replicated the results of the 400 m individual medley, held on the first day of the Games.[2][3]

Brazil's Thiago Pereira finished fourth with a time of 1:58.14, and was followed in the fifth spot by Japan's Ken Takakuwa, in an Asian record of 1:58.22. A full second later, Great Britain's James Goddard posted a time of 1:59.24 to earn a sixth spot, while Canada's Keith Beavers (1:59.43) and Goddard's teammate Liam Tancock (2:00.76) rounded out the finale.[2]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Michael Phelps (USA) 1:54.80 Omaha, United States 5 July 2008 [4]
Olympic record  Michael Phelps (USA) 1:57.14 Athens, Greece 19 August 2004 -

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 15 Final Michael Phelps United States 1:54.23 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 4 Ryan Lochte United States 1:58.15 Q
2 4 4 László Cseh Hungary 1:58.29 Q
3 5 5 Thiago Pereira Brazil 1:58.41 Q
4 4 6 Ken Takakuwa Japan 1:58.51 Q, AS
5 4 7 Bradley Ally Barbados 1:58.57 Q, NR
6 6 4 Michael Phelps United States 1:58.65 Q
7 5 7 Alessio Boggiatto Italy 1:58.80 Q
8 6 2 Takuro Fujii Japan 1:59.19 Q
9 5 1 Keith Beavers Canada 1:59.19 Q, NR
10 6 1 Darian Townsend South Africa 1:59.22 Q, AF
11 6 6 Vytautas Janušaitis Lithuania 1:59.63 Q
12 3 1 Gal Nevo Israel 1:59.66 Q
13 6 5 James Goddard Great Britain 1:59.74 Q
14 4 5 Liam Tancock Great Britain 1:59.79 Q
15 5 6 Leith Brodie Australia 1:59.96 Q
16 4 3 Dinko Jukić Austria 2:00.57 Q
17 5 3 Tamás Kerékjártó Hungary 2:00.60
18 6 3 Brian Johns Canada 2:00.66
19 6 7 Diogo Carvalho Portugal 2:00.66
20 3 6 Mihail Alexandrov Bulgaria 2:00.70
21 5 2 Dean Kent New Zealand 2:01.12
22 6 8 Alexander Tikhonov Russia 2:01.21
23 3 5 Ioannis Kokkodis Greece 2:01.22
24 3 8 Jeremy Knowles Bahamas 2:01.35 NR
25 2 6 Gard Kvale Norway 2:01.52 NR
26 4 2 Łukasz Wójt Poland 2:01.54
27 2 3 Miguel Molina Philippines 2:01.61
28 2 4 Vadym Lepskyy Ukraine 2:01.73
29 3 7 Saša Imprić Croatia 2:01.83
30 1 7 Omar Pinzón Colombia 2:02.28
31 2 2 Tomáš Fučík Czech Republic 2:02.85
32 1 5 Chris Christensen Denmark 2:02.93
33 4 1 Brenton Cabello Spain 2:03.08
34 3 4 Qu Jingyu China 2:03.15
35 4 8 Martin Liivamägi Estonia 2:03.56
36 2 5 Nicholas Bovell Trinidad and Tobago 2:03.90
37 3 3 Dmitriy Gordiyenko Kazakhstan 2:03.92
38 1 1 Andrejs Dūda Latvia 2:04.18
39 5 8 Robin van Aggele Netherlands 2:04.33
40 3 2 Markus Deibler Germany 2:04.54
41 1 2 Mehdi Hamama Algeria 2:04.91
42 2 8 Serkan Atasay Turkey 2:05.25
43 2 1 Leopoldo Andara Venezuela 2:05.71 NR
44 1 4 Park Beom-Ho South Korea 2:06.17
45 1 3 Iurii Zakharov Kyrgyzstan 2:07.01
46 1 6 Danil Bugakov Uzbekistan 2:10.04
47 2 7 Andrew Bree Ireland DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Michael Phelps United States 1:57.70 Q
2 4 László Cseh Hungary 1:58.19 Q
3 5 Ken Takakuwa Japan 1:58.49 Q, AS
4 1 Liam Tancock Great Britain 1:59.42 Q
5 6 Keith Beavers Canada 1:59.43 Q
6 2 Darian Townsend South Africa 1:59.65
7 7 Gal Nevo Israel 2:00.43
8 8 Dinko Jukić Austria 2:00.98

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Ryan Lochte United States 1:57.69 Q
2 5 Thiago Pereira Brazil 1:58.06 Q
3 1 James Goddard Great Britain 1:58.63 Q
4 3 Bradley Ally Barbados 1:59.53
5 2 Takuro Fujii Japan 1:59.59
6 6 Alessio Boggiatto Italy 1:59.77
7 8 Leith Brodie Australia 2:00.57
8 7 Vytautas Janušaitis Lithuania 2:00.76

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Michael Phelps United States 1:54.23 WR
2 6 László Cseh Hungary 1:56.52 EU
3 4 Ryan Lochte United States 1:56.53
4 3 Thiago Pereira Brazil 1:58.14
5 2 Ken Takakuwa Japan 1:58.22 AS
6 7 James Goddard Great Britain 1:59.24
7 8 Keith Beavers Canada 1:59.43
8 1 Liam Tancock Great Britain 2:00.76

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Swimming Schedule". USA Today. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Lohn, John (14 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: Michael Phelps Wins Sixth Gold, World Record in 200 IM". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Crouse, Karen (15 August 2008). "Phelps Moves 200 Meters Closer to His Goal". New York Times. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Van Valkenburg, Kevin (5 July 2008). "Phelps in a world of his own". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 6 August 2008. 

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