Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre freestyle

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Men's 200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue London Aquatics Centre
Date July 29, 2012 (heats &
semifinals)
July 30, 2012 (final)
Competitors 33 from 29 nations
Winning time 1:43.14
Medalists
Gold medal    France
Silver medal    China
Silver medal    South Korea
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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 freestyle event at the 2012 Summer Olympics took place on 29–30 July at the London Aquatics Centre in London, United Kingdom.[1]

After overhauling the Americans in the freestyle relay with a stunning anchor leg, France's Yannick Agnel pulled away from a star-studded field by over a full body length to earn his second Olympic gold in swimming at these Games. Billed as the "Race of the Century", he came up again with a spectacular swim on the final stretch to hit the wall first in 1:43.14, posting a textile best in the process and moving rapidly to third in the world's all time rankings.[2][3] Meanwhile, South Korea's Park Tae-Hwan and China's Sun Yang tied for the silver medal in a matching time of 1:44.93, following a dramatic rivalry in the 400 m freestyle final two days earlier.[4][5]

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, the reigning world champion, missed the podium by 11-hundredths of a second with a fourth-place time in 1:45.04.[6][7] Germany's world-record holder Paul Biedermann faded down the stretch to pick up a fifth spot in 1:45.53, edging out British home favorite Robbie Renwick by a full body length with a highly-creditable, sixth-place effort (1:46.53).[8][9] Australia's Thomas Fraser-Holmes (1:46.93) and Russia's Danila Izotov (1:47.75) also vied for an Olympic medal to round out the stellar championship field.[5]

Notable swimmers missed out the final roster featuring Lochte's teammate Ricky Berens, who replaced Michael Phelps to fill out the slot for the Americans but placed ninth (1:46.87); and Switzerland's Dominik Meichtry, a sixth-place finalist in Beijing four years earlier, who finished fifteenth in the semifinals (1:48.25).[10]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Paul Biedermann (GER) 1:42.00 Rome, Italy 28 July 2009 [11][12]
Olympic record  Michael Phelps (USA) 1:42.96 Beijing, China 12 August 2008 [13]

No new records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[14]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 5 Sun Yang China 1:46.24 Q
2 5 4 Ryan Lochte United States 1:46.45 Q
3 6 4 Yannick Agnel France 1:46.60 Q
4 4 5 Danila Izotov Russia 1:46.61 Q
5 6 5 Park Tae-Hwan South Korea 1:46.79 Q
6 4 2 Robert Renwick Great Britain 1:46.86 Q
7 6 2 Kenrick Monk Australia 1:46.94 Q
8 5 3 Ricky Berens United States 1:47.07 Q
9 5 7 Dominik Kozma Hungary 1:47.18 Q
10 4 4 Paul Biedermann Germany 1:47.27 Q
11 6 3 Sebastiaan Verschuren Netherlands 1:47.31 Q
12 4 3 Grégory Mallet France 1:47.39 Q
13 6 6 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia 1:47.50 Q
14 5 2 Brett Fraser Cayman Islands 1:47.74 Q
15 6 7 Artem Lobuzov Russia 1:47.91 Q
16 4 6 Dominik Meichtry Switzerland 1:47.97 Q
17 3 3 Blake Worsley Canada 1:48.14
18 6 1 Matthew Stanley New Zealand 1:48.19
19 4 1 Ieuan Lloyd Great Britain 1:48.52
20 6 8 Shaune Fraser Cayman Islands 1:48.53
21 3 4 Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or Israel 1:48.60
22 3 5 Cristian Quintero Valero Venezuela 1:48.71
23 5 6 Li Yunqi China 1:48.72
24 4 7 Clemens Rapp Germany 1:48.75
25 3 7 Glenn Surgeloose Belgium 1:48.77
26 5 8 Benjamin Hockin Paraguay 1:48.91
27 3 2 David Brandl Austria 1:49.00
27 5 1 Dion Dreesens Netherlands 1:49.00
29 4 8 Marco Belotti Italy 1:49.14
30 3 6 Ahmed Mathlouthi Tunisia 1:49.68
31 2 5 Matias Koski Finland 1:49.84
32 2 4 Radovan Siljevski Serbia 1:51.40
33 2 2 Mario Montoya Costa Rica 1:51.66
34 2 3 Sebastián Jahnsen Madico Peru 1:52.36
35 3 8 Tiago Venâncio Portugal 1:52.36
36 2 6 Jessie Lacuna Philippines 1:52.91
37 1 4 Nicholas Schwab Dominican Republic 1:53.41 NR
38 2 7 Raul Martinez Colomer Puerto Rico 1:54.23
39 1 5 Mathieu Marquet Mauritius 1:58.91
40 1 3 Anderson Lim Brunei 2:02.26 NR
41 3 1 Mads Glæsner Denmark DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Paul Biedermann Germany 1:46.10 Q
2 4 Ryan Lochte United States 1:46.31 Q
3 3 Robbie Renwick Great Britain 1:46.65 Q
3 5 Danila Izotov Russia 1:46.65 Q
5 6 Ricky Berens United States 1:46.87
6 1 Brett Fraser Cayman Islands 1:47.01
7 7 Grégory Mallet France 1:47.56
8 8 Dominik Meichtry Switzerland 1:48.25

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Sun Yang China 1:45.61 Q
2 5 Yannick Agnel France 1:45.84 Q
3 3 Park Tae-Hwan South Korea 1:46.02 Q
4 1 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia 1:46.80 Q
5 2 Dominik Kozma Hungary 1:46.93
6 7 Sebastiaan Verschuren Netherlands 1:46.95
7 6 Kenrick Monk Australia 1:47.38
8 8 Artem Lobuzov Russia 1:48.26

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Yannick Agnel France 1:43.14 NR
2 4 Sun Yang China 1:44.93 NR
2 3 Park Tae-Hwan South Korea 1:44.93
4 2 Ryan Lochte United States 1:45.04
5 6 Paul Biedermann Germany 1:45.53
6 1 Robbie Renwick Great Britain 1:46.53
7 8 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia 1:46.93
8 7 Danila Izotov Russia 1:47.75

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Yannick Agnel wins 200 freestyle". ESPN. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Park Tae-hwan Settles for Second Silver in 200-m Free". The Chosun Ilbo. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "2012 London Olympics: Yannick Agnel Earns Second Gold of Meet With 200 Free Triumph; Posts Textile Best; Lochte Out of the Medals". Swimming World Magazine. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ryan Lochte finishes fourth in 200-meter freestyle at London Olympics, France’s Yannick Agnel wins gold". New York Daily News. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Clarey, Christopher (30 July 2012). "Agnel Outduels Lochte Again as French Savor Early Success". New York Times. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Agnel claims gold in 200m freestyle as Renwick trails home in sixth". Daily Mail. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Spofforth, Tancock, and Renwick miss out". Team GB. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "2012 London Olympics: Sun Yang, Yannick Agnel Post 1:45s to Lead Men's 200 Free Semis; Lochte 5th". Swimming World Magazine. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  11. ^ Dillman, Lisa (29 July 2009). "Suit case: German ends Phelps' reign". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  12. ^ Jeffery, Nicole (29 July 2009). "Paul Biedermann beats Michael Phelps in 200m freestyle". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Phelps breaks 200 free world record by nearly a second". ESPN. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Men's 200m Freestyle – Heats". London 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 

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