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

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
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 butterfly event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place October 24.[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 Carl Robie
 United States
Silver Martyn Woodroffe
 Great Britain
Bronze John Ferris
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Martyn Woodroffe  Great Britain 2:11.6
2 Yasuo Takada  Japan 2:13.3
3 Avraham Melamed  Israel 2:15.4
4 Ron Jacks  Canada 2:18.1
5 Raúl Villagómez  Mexico 2:22.4
6 Arturo Carranza  El Salvador 2:47.3

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Peter Feil  Sweden 2:11.9
2 Gabriel Altamirano  Mexico 2:12.1
3 Tom Arusoo  Canada 2:12.7
4 Sergey Konov  Soviet Union 2:13.1
5 Eduardo Orejuela  Ecuador 2:23.4

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 John Ferris  United States 2:10.6
2 Folkert Meeuw  West Germany 2:11.1
3 John Thurley  Great Britain 2:12.5
4 Giampiero Fossati  Italy 2:18.2
5 Jacek Krawczyk  Poland 2:22.1

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Mark Spitz  United States 2:10.6
2 Satoshi Maruya  Japan 2:14.2
3 Lutz Stoklasa  West Germany 2:16.4
4 Tomas Becerra  Colombia 2:16.8
5 Robert Cusack  Australia 2:19.4
6 Angelo Tozzi  Italy 2:20.9
7 José Ferraioli  Puerto Rico 2:23.4

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Viktor Sharygin  Soviet Union 2:10.9
2 Carl Robie  United States 2:11.1
3 Valentin Kuzmin  Soviet Union 2:11.5
4 Dick Langerhorst  Netherlands 2:17.4
5 Graham Dunn  Australia 2:17.5
6 Ramiro Benavides  Guatemala 2:24.3
7 Leroy Goff  Philippines 2:25.3

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Carl Robie  United States 2:08.7
2 Martyn Woodroffe  Great Britain 2:09.0
3 John Ferris  United States 2:09.3
4 Valentin Kuzmin  Soviet Union 2:10.6
5 Peter Feil  Sweden 2:10.9
6 Folkert Meeuw  West Germany 2:11.5
7 Viktor Sharygin  Soviet Union 2:11.9
8 Mark Spitz  United States 2:13.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Butterfly". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 November 2016.