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

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The men's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 1964 Summer Olympics took place between October 13 and October 15.[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 Ian O'Brien
 Australia
Silver Georgy Prokopenko
 Soviet Union
Bronze Chet Jastremski
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ian O'Brien  Australia 2:31.4 Q, OR
2 Tom Trethewey  United States 2:33.4 Q
3 Klaus Katzur  United Team of Germany 2:36.7 Q
4 Farid Zablith Filho  Brazil 2:45.2
5 Wieger Mensonides  Netherlands 2:47.4
6 Huỳnh Văn Hải  South Vietnam 2:51.6

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Egon Henninger  United Team of Germany 2:30.1 Q, OR
2 Georgy Prokopenko  Soviet Union 2:30.3 Q
3 Ferenc Lenkei  Hungary 2:38.6 Q
4 Peter Tonkin  Australia 2:39.3
5 Hemmie Vriens  Netherlands 2:40.8
6 Amman Jalmaani  Philippines 2:44.7
7 Elliot Chenaux  Puerto Rico 2:52.5

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Wayne Anderson  United States 2:31.5 Q
2 Osamu Tsurumine  Japan 2:34.1 Q
3 Rolando Landrito  Philippines 2:41.9
4 Gian Corrado Gross  Italy 2:42.8
5 Jin Jang-rim  South Korea 2:48.6

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Kenjiro Matsumoto  Japan 2:33.8 Q
2 Vladimir Kosinsky  Soviet Union 2:35.6 Q
3 Willi Messner  United Team of Germany 2:36.0 Q
4 Neil Nicholson  Great Britain 2:36.6 Q
5 Gershon Shefa  Israel 2:40.6
6 Cesare Caramelli  Italy 2:40.9
7 Miguel Angel Navarro  Argentina 2:49.7

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Chet Jastremski  United States 2:30.5 Q
2 Yoshiaki Shikishi  Japan 2:32.3 Q
3 Aleksandr Tutakayev  Soviet Union 2:36.9 Q
4 John Oravainen  Australia 2:38.7 Q
5 Nazario Padrón  Spain 2:40.5
6 Rudolf Brack  Switzerland 2:46.0
7 Cheah Tong Kim  Malaysia 2:46.2
8 Charles Fox  Northern Rhodesia 2:49.1

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Chet Jastremski  United States 2:32.1 Q
2 Wayne Anderson  United States 2:32.6 Q
3 Egon Henninger  United Team of Germany 2:33.3 Q
4 Osamu Tsurumine  Japan 2:33.3 Q
5 Tom Trethewey  United States 2:34.5
6 Willi Messner  United Team of Germany 2:35.5
7 Klaus Katzur  United Team of Germany 2:37.3
8 Ferenc Lenkei  Hungary 2:37.5

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ian O'Brien  Australia 2:28.7 Q, OR
2 Georgy Prokopenko  Soviet Union 2:29.7 Q
3 Aleksandr Tutakayev  Soviet Union 2:30.5 Q
4 Vladimir Kosinsky  Soviet Union 2:33.5 Q
5 Kenjiro Matsumoto  Japan 2:34.3
6 Yoshiaki Shikishi  Japan 2:34.5
7 John Oravainen  Australia 2:39.6
8 Neil Nicholson  Great Britain 2:39.9

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ian O'Brien  Australia 2:27.8 WR
2 Georgy Prokopenko  Soviet Union 2:28.2
3 Chet Jastremski  United States 2:29.6
4 Aleksandr Tutakayev  Soviet Union 2:31.0
5 Egon Henninger  United Team of Germany 2:31.1
6 Osamu Tsurumine  Japan 2:33.6
7 Wayne Anderson  United States 2:35.0
8 Vladimir Kosinsky  Soviet Union 2:38.1

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 October 2016.