Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

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Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 26 and August 30.[1] This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Bill Mulliken
 United States
Silver Yoshihiko Osaki
 Japan
Bronze Wieger Mensonides
 Netherlands

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Six heats were held; the swimmers with the sixteen fastest times advanced to the Semifinals. Because there were three swimmers with a time of 2:42.4, a swim-off was held to determine the two that would advance.

Key

Advanced to Semifinal
See Swim-Off
Did Not Advance

Heat One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bill Mulliken United States 2:38.0
2 Georgy Prokopenko Soviet Union 2:39.2
3 Gerard Rowlinson Great Britain 2:45.0
4 Engin Ünal Turkey 2:49.0
5 Antonio Saloso Philippines 2:53.3
- László Felkai Hungary DQ
- Gerald Brauner Austria DQ

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Arkadiy Holovchenko Soviet Union 2:41.0
2 Đorđe Perišić Yugoslavia 2:41.1
3 Christopher Walkden Great Britain 2:41.5
4 Mihai Mitrofan Romania 2:41.8
5 Farid Zablith Filho Brazil 2:48.6
6 Roland Boullanger France 2:54.4
7 Nicolas Wildhaber Switzerland 2:58.7

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Wieger Mensonides Netherlands 2:39.0
2 Roberto Lazzari Italy 2:41.2
3 Konrad Enke Germany 2:44.6
4 Richard Audoly France 2:46.5
5 Pierpaolo Spangaro Italy 2:53.8
6 Tony Williams Sri Lanka 2:59.8

Heat Four[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Isao Masuda Japan 2:41.2
2 Terry Gathercole Australia 2:41.7
3 Pekka Lairola Finland 2:43.3
4 Bernt Nilsson Sweden 2:45.7
5 Steve Rabinovitch Canada 2:47.2
6 Laurel Lee Chinese Taipei 2:52.8
7 Werner Risi Switzerland 2:56.6

Heat Five[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Paul Hait United States 2:40.8
2 Andrzej Kłopotowski Poland 2:41.4
3 György Kunsági Hungary 2:42.2
4 Egon Henninger Germany 2:42.4
5 Vítězslav Svozil Czechoslovakia 2:42.4
6 Emilio Díaz Spain 2:52.9
7 Trương Ke Nhon South Vietnam 2:53.0
- Erny Schweitzer Luxembourg DQ

Heat Six[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Yoshihiko Osaki Japan 2:39.1
2 Gilbert Desmit Belgium 2:42.4
3 Tommie Lindström Sweden 2:42.8
4 William Burton Australia 2:43.9
5 Guillermo Alsina Spain 2:51.4
6 Gershon Shefa Israel 2:51.7
7 Nikolaos Zakharopoulos Greece 2:56.4

Swim-Off[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Egon Henninger Germany 2:39.5
2 Gilbert Desmit Belgium 2:41.1
3 Vítězslav Svozil Czechoslovakia 2:41.7

Semifinals[edit]

Two heats were held; the fastest eight swimmers advanced to the Finals. Those that advanced are highlighted.

Semifinal One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bill Mulliken United States 2:37.2
2 Yoshihiko Osaki Japan 2:38.2
3 Egon Henninger Germany 2:38.5
4 Roberto Lazzari Italy 2:40.3
5 Arkady Golovchenko Soviet Union 2:40.9
6 Mihai Mitrofan Romania 2:41.6
7 Christopher Walkden Great Britain 2:41.7
8 Đorđe Perišić Yugoslavia 2:44.2

Semifinal Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Terry Gathercole Australia 2:39.1
2 Wieger Mensonides Netherlands 2:39.3
3 Paul Hait United States 2:39.6
4 Andrzej Kłopotowski Poland 2:40.8
5 Georgy Prokopenko Soviet Union 2:41.0
6 Gilbert Desmit Belgium 2:41.8
7 Isao Masuda Japan 2:42.3
8 György Kunsági Hungary 2:42.4

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Bill Mulliken  United States 2:37.4
2 Yoshihiko Osaki  Japan 2:38.0
3 Wieger Mensonides  Netherlands 2:39.7
4 Egon Henninger  United Team of Germany 2:40.1
5 Roberto Lazzari  Italy 2:40.1
6 Terry Gathercole  Australia 2:40.2
7 Andrzej Kłopotowski  Poland 2:41.2
8 Paul Hait  United States 2:41.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 18 October 2016.