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

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Men's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue London Aquatics Centre
Date August 1, 2012 (heats &
semifinals)
August 2, 2012 (final)
Competitors 36 from 27 nations
Winning time 1:54.27
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Hungary
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Swimming at the
2012 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 2012 Summer Olympics took place on 1–2 August at the London Aquatics Centre in London, United Kingdom.[1]

Adding to an unprecedented medal tally to become the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps made another milestone as the first male swimmer ever to defend his third straight Olympic title in the same individual event with a touch-out triumph over Ryan Lochte. Dominating the race from the start, Phelps held off a final showdown from Lochte on the freestyle leg to claim his sixteenth gold and twentieth career medal in 1:54.27.[2][3] Meanwhile, Lochte came up short in the other half of a difficult double, as he produced his eleventh overall for the silver in 1:54.90, tying an all-time record with Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi.[4] Hungary's László Cseh powered home with the bronze in 1:56.22 to keep the podium intact for the second straight Games.[5][6]

Brazil's Thiago Pereira finished fourth in 1:56.74, and was followed in fifth and sixth by Japanese duo Kosuke Hagino (1:57.35) and Ken Takakuwa (1:58.53).[7] Great Britain's James Goddard (1:59.05) and Germany's Markus Deibler (1:59.10) also vied for an Olympic medal to round out the historic finale.[6][8]

Earlier in the semifinals, South Africa's Chad le Clos also earned a spot for the championship final, but later scratched to focus on the 100 m butterfly, allowing Deibler to join the roster.[9] Meanwhile, Austria's Markus Rogan, double silver medalist and four-time Olympian, was disqualified for an illegal dolphin kick after a technical turn from backstroke to breaststroke.[10]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Ryan Lochte (USA) 1:54.00 Shanghai, China 28 July 2011 [11][12]
Olympic record  Michael Phelps (USA) 1:54.23 Beijing, China 15 August 2008 [13]

No new records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 2
Chad le Clos (heat 3)

[14]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 4 László Cseh Hungary 1:57.20 Q
2 5 4 Ryan Lochte United States 1:58.03 Q
3 4 3 Kosuke Hagino Japan 1:58.22 Q
4 4 4 Michael Phelps United States 1:58.24 Q
5 5 5 Thiago Pereira Brazil 1:58.31 Q
6 3 5 James Goddard Great Britain 1:58.56 Q
7 5 3 Markus Deibler Germany 1:58.61 Q
8 4 5 Markus Rogan Austria 1:58.66 Q
9 4 6 Ken Takakuwa Japan 1:58.82 Q
10 5 7 Henrique Rodrigues Brazil 1:59.37 Q
11 3 2 Chad le Clos South Africa 1:59.45 Q
12 5 8 Gal Nevo Israel 1:59.56 Q
13 5 6 Daniel Tranter Australia 1:59.70 Q
14 5 1 Vytautas Janušaitis Lithuania 1:59.84 Q
15 3 3 Joe Roebuck Great Britain 2:00.04 Q
16 2 6 Andrew Ford Canada 2:00.28 Q
17 2 3 Raphaël Stacchiotti Luxembourg 2:00.38
18 3 1 Diogo Carvalho Portugal 2:00.40
19 3 8 Marcin Cieślak Poland 2:00.45
20 4 8 Federico Turrini Italy 2:00.63
21 3 7 Darian Townsend South Africa 2:00.67
22 2 4 Bradley Ally Barbados 2:00.85
23 3 6 Wang Shun China 2:00.85
24 2 5 Alexander Tikhonov Russia 2:01.00
25 2 7 Martin Liivamägi Estonia 2:01.09
26 2 1 Andreas Vazaios Greece 2:01.23
27 4 2 Philip Heintz Germany 2:01.32
28 2 8 David Karasek Switzerland 2:01.35 NR
29 2 2 Taki Mrabet Tunisia 2:01.41
30 4 1 Wu Peng China 2:01.43
31 4 7 Jayden Hadler Australia 2:01.54
32 1 5 Jung Won-Yong South Korea 2:03.33
33 1 4 Maksym Shemberev Ukraine 2:03.40
34 1 3 Nuttapong Ketin Thailand 2:03.91
35 5 2 Dávid Verrasztó Hungary 2:04.53
36 1 6 Ensar Hajder Bosnia and Herzegovina 2:05.70

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Ryan Lochte United States 1:56.13 Q
2 5 Michael Phelps United States 1:57.11 Q
3 3 James Goddard Great Britain 1:58.49 Q
4 7 Gal Nevo Israel 1:59.17
5 2 Henrique Rodrigues Brazil 1:59.58
6 1 Vytautas Janušaitis Lithuania 2:00.13
7 8 Andrew Ford Canada 2:01.58
08 6 Markus Rogan Austria DSQ

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 László Cseh Hungary 1:56.74 Q
2 3 Thiago Pereira Brazil 1:57.45 Q
3 5 Kosuke Hagino Japan 1:57.95 Q
4 2 Ken Takakuwa Japan 1:58.31 Q
5 7 Chad le Clos South Africa 1:58.49 Q, WD
6 6 Markus Deibler Germany 1:58.88 Q
7 8 Joe Roebuck Great Britain 1:59.57
8 1 Daniel Tranter Australia 2:00.46

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st 3 Michael Phelps United States 1:54.27
2nd 4 Ryan Lochte United States 1:54.90
3rd 5 László Cseh Hungary 1:56.22
4 6 Thiago Pereira Brazil 1:56.74
5 2 Kosuke Hagino Japan 1:57.35
6 7 Ken Takakuwa Japan 1:58.53
7 1 James Goddard Great Britain 1:59.05
8 8 Markus Deibler Germany 1:59.10

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Abrahamson, Alan (2 August 2012). "200m IM performance proves Phelps still is The Man". London 2012 (NBC Olympics). Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Brady, Erik (2 August 2012). "Michael Phelps' latest feat: Historic three-peat". USA Today. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Phelps makes Olympic history with another gold". France24. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "2012 London Olympics: Michael Phelps First Man To Threepeat Event in 200 IM; Earns Astonishing 20th Olympic Medal, 16th Gold; Ryan Lochte Earns 11th Medal With Silver Finish; Laszlo Cseh Third". Swimming World Magazine. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Swimmers Irie, Suzuki add silver to Japan’s medal count". The Japan Times. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Swimming: Stockport ace James Goddard not yet finished despite failing once again to claim medal". Manchester Evening News. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "2012 London Olympics: Ryan Lochte, Laszlo Cseh, Michael Phelps 1-2-3 in 200 IM Semis; Markus Rogan DQ Likely Means End of Career". Swimming World Magazine. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Austrian swim hopeful Rogan disqualified". Austrian Times. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ryan Lochte sets world record in 200 IM". ESPN. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "FINA World Championships, Swimming: Ryan Lochte Sets First Post Techsuit-Era World Record". Swimming World Magazine. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  13. ^ Crouse, Karen (15 August 2008). "Phelps Moves 200 Meters Closer to His Goal". New York Times. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Men's 200m Individual Medley – Heats". London 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 

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