Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre freestyle
|Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
The men's 200 metre freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place October 24. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.
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|Don Schollander||United States||1:55.8|
|John Nelson||United States||1:58.1|
|7||Semyon Belits-Geiman||Soviet Union||2:01.5|
Key: OR = Olympic record
- 1968 Summer Olympics results: Men's 200 m freestyle, from http://www.sports-reference.com/; retrieved 2009-11-27.