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

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Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
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
Left-right:Neville Hayes, Mike Troy and Dave Gillanders at the 1960 Olympics

The men's 200 metre butterfly event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on August 31 and September 2.[1] This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Mike Troy
 United States
Silver Neville Hayes
 Australia
Bronze Dave Gillanders
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Five heats were held; the fastest sixteen swimmers advanced to the Semifinals. Because there was a tie for sixteenth place, a swim-off was held to determine the sixteenth swimmer to advance.

Key

Advanced to Semifinals
See Swim-Off
Did Not Advance

Heat One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Mike Troy United States 2:15.5
2 Kenzo Izutsu Japan 2:20.3
3 Grigory Kiselyov Soviet Union 2:24.6
4 Alexandru Popescu Romania 2:24.6
5 Ian Blyth Great Britain 2:24.9
6 Giampiero Fossati Italy 2:31.9
7 Bert Sitters Netherlands 2:36.6

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Fritz Dennerlein Italy 2:18.3
2 Valentin Kuzmin Soviet Union 2:19.3
3 Eulalio Ríos Alemán Mexico 2:22.7
4 Håkan Bengtsson Sweden 2:25.0
5 Wolfgang Sieber Germany 2:25.4
6 Gerrit Korteweg Netherlands 2:26.4
7 Cam Grout Canada 2:27.7

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Dave Gillanders United States 2:16.2
2 Luis Nicolao Argentina 2:23.9
3 Pavel Pazdírek Czechoslovakia 2:24.2
4 Amir Hussin Hamsain Philippines 2:27.9
5 Luís Vaz Jorge Portugal 2:28.9
6 Aldo Perseke Brazil 2:50.8
7 Lovro Radonjić Yugoslavia 3:00.6

Heat Four[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Neville Hayes Australia 2:18.1
2 Ilkka Suvanto Finland 2:23.9
3 Jürgen Bachmann Germany 2:25.0
4 Henri Vidil France 2:36.0
5 Heriberto de la Fe Spain 2:37.0
6 Ahiron Radjae Philippines 2:39.8

Heat Five[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Kevin Berry Australia 2:18.9
2 Haruo Yoshimuta Japan 2:19.4
3 Fernando Fanjul Argentina 2:25.2
4 László Kiss Hungary 2:31.0
5 José Vicente León Spain 2:31.4
6 Veljko Rogošić Yugoslavia 2:35.5
7 Fong Seow Hor Malaya 2:56.4

Swim-Off[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jürgen Bachmann Germany 2:23.1
2 Håkan Bengtsson Sweden 2:25.1

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 Mike Troy United States 2:18.0
2 Neville Hayes Australia 2:21.6
3 Haruo Yoshimuta Japan 2:21.7
4 Kevin Berry Australia 2:23.1
5 Eulalio Ríos Alemán Mexico 2:24.2
6 Grigory Kiselyov Soviet Union 2:24.8
7 Luis Nicolao Argentina 2:26.8
8 Ian Blyth Great Britain 2:26.8

Semifinal Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Dave Gillanders United States 2:18.7
2 Valentin Kuzmin Soviet Union 2:19.1
3 Fritz Dennerlein Italy 2:20.5
4 Kenzo Izutsu Japan 2:21.5
5 Pavel Pazdírek Czechoslovakia 2:23.5
6 Jürgen Bachmann Germany 2:28.4
7 Alexandru Popescu Romania 2:28.5
- Ilkka Suvanto Finland DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mike Troy  United States 2:12.8 WR
2 Neville Hayes  Australia 2:14.6
3 Dave Gillanders  United States 2:15.3
4 Fritz Dennerlein  Italy 2:16.0
5 Haruo Yoshimuta  Japan 2:18.3
6 Kevin Berry  Australia 2:18.5
7 Valentin Kuzmin  Soviet Union 2:18.9
8 Kenzo Izutsu  Japan 2:19.4

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Butterfly". Sports Reference. Retrieved 19 October 2016.