Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre backstroke

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Swimming at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
400 m men women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m women
200 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m women
200 m men
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 200 metre backstroke event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place between October 11 and 13.[1] This swimming event used backstroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Jed Graef
 United States
Silver Gary Dilley
 United States
Bronze Bob Bennett
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Five heats were held; the fastest sixteen swimmers advanced to the Semifinals. The swimmers that advanced are highlighted.

Heat One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bob Bennett United States 2:16.1
2 Isagi Osumi Japan 2:17.3
3 Ralph Hutton Canada 2:17.8
4 Henri van Osch Netherlands 2:19.1
5 Lars Kraus Jensen Denmark 2:23.3
6 Herman Verbauwen Belgium 2:24.9
7 Michael Eu Malaysia 2:35.8

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Shigeo Fukushima Japan 2:14.7
2 Viktor Mazanov Soviet Union 2:16.8
3 Jürgen Dietze Germany 2:20.4
4 Jan Weeteling Netherlands 2:20.4
5 John Byrom Australia 2:27.0
6 Ákos Gulyás Hungary 2:30.5
7 Eliot Chenaux Puerto Rico 2:33.1

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jed Graef United States 2:14.5
2 Keisuke Ito Japan 2:16.7
3 Chiaffredo Rora Italy 2:17.8
4 Jesús Cabrera Spain 2:19.7
5 Pedro Diz Argentina 2:24.9
6 Gerhard Wieland Austria 2:25.9
7 Augusto Ferrero Peru 2:29.9

Heat Four[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ezio Della Savia Italy 2:16.6
2 Ernst-Joachim Küppers Germany 2:17.9
3 Ivan Ferák Czechoslovakia 2:20.0
4 Friedrich Suda Austria 2:20.7
5 Ron Jacks Canada 2:21.3
6 Geoffrey Thwaites Great Britain 2:22.0
7 Chan Kam Hong Hong Kong 2:46.0

Heat Five[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Gary Dilley United States 2:14.2
2 Peter Reynolds Australia 2:15.9
3 József Csikány Hungary 2:18.3
4 Wolfgang Wagner Germany 2:18.5
5 Carlos van der Maath Argentina 2:19.6
6 Robert Christophe France 2:22.5

Semifinals[edit]

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

Semifinal One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Gary Dilley United States 2:13.8
2 Shigeo Fukushima Japan 2:14.1
3 Ralph Hutton Canada 2:15.8
4 Bob Bennett United States 2:16.3
5 Isagi Osumi Japan 2:17.0
6 József Csikány Hungary 2:17.5
7 Keisuke Ito Japan 2:17.6
8 Henri van Osch Netherlands 2:19.7

Semifinal Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jed Graef United States 2:13.7
2 Ernst-Joachim Küppers Germany 2:15.4
3 Viktor Mazanov Soviet Union 2:15.4
4 Peter Reynolds Australia 2:15.6
5 Chiaffredo Rora Italy 2:16.7
6 Ezio Della Savia Italy 2:18.4
7 Wolfgang Wagner Germany 2:20.2
8 Carlos van der Maath Argentina 2:21.3

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jed Graef  United States 2:10.3 WR
2 Gary Dilley  United States 2:10.5
3 Bob Bennett  United States 2:13.1
4 Shigeo Fukushima  Japan 2:13.2
5 Ernst-Joachim Küppers  United Team of Germany 2:15.7
6 Viktor Mazanov  Soviet Union 2:15.9
7 Ralph Hutton  Canada 2:15.9
8 Peter Reynolds  Australia 2:16.6

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 October 2016.