Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
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 breaststroke event at the 1968 Summer Olympics took place between October 21 and October 22.[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 Felipe Muñoz
 Mexico
Silver Vladimir Kosinsky
 Soviet Union
Bronze Brian Job
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Bill Mahony  Canada 2:36.4
2 Ian O'Brien  Australia 2:36.8
3 Theo Bolkart  West Germany 2:36.8
4 Thomas Aretz  West Germany 2:39.0
5 José Sylvio Fiolo  Brazil 2:42.1
6 Nicolas Gilliard  Switzerland 2:44.0
7 Rafael Hernández Rojas  Mexico 2:44.8
8 Eduardo Moreno  Mexico 2:46.7

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Philip Long  United States 2:33.1
2 Egon Henninger  East Germany 2:34.2
3 Michael Günther  West Germany 2:40.7
4 Alberto Forelli  Argentina 2:41.7
5 Roger Roberts  Great Britain 2:42.2
6 Leiknir Jónsson  Iceland 2:48.8

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Vladimir Kosinsky  Soviet Union 2:31.9
2 Nobutaka Taguchi  Japan 2:35.5
3 Ken Merten  United States 2:37.0
4 Liam Ball  Ireland 2:39.8
5 José Durán  Spain 2:40.3
6 Józef Klukowski  Poland 2:41.6
7 Gershon Shefa  Israel 2:42.6
8 Abel Muñoz  El Salvador 3:02.8

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Brian Job  United States 2:31.5
2 Nikolay Pankin  Soviet Union 2:33.1
3 Osamu Tsurumine  Japan 2:33.9
4 Ladislau Koszta  Romania 2:36.4
5 Osvaldo Boretto  Argentina 2:38.8
6 Stuart Roberts  Great Britain 2:39.1
7 Slavko Kurbanović  Yugoslavia 2:39.9
8 Yohan Kende  Israel 2:44.3

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Felipe Muñoz  Mexico 2:31.1
2 Yevhen Mykhailov  Soviet Union 2:32.8
3 Klaus Katzur  East Germany 2:36.2
4 Thomas Johnsson  Sweden 2:38.0
5 Amman Jalmaani  Philippines 2:42.6
6 Ivan Gomina  Colombia 2:45.0

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Felipe Muñoz  Mexico 2:28.7
2 Vladimir Kosinsky  Soviet Union 2:29.2
3 Brian Job  United States 2:29.9
4 Nikolay Pankin  Soviet Union 2:30.3
5 Yevgeny Mikhaylov  Soviet Union 2:32.8
6 Egon Henninger  East Germany 2:33.2
7 Philip Long  United States 2:33.6
8 Osamu Tsurumine  Japan 2:34.9

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