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

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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 freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place October 24.[1] 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.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Mike Wenden
 Australia
Silver Don Schollander
 United States
Bronze John Nelson
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 John Nelson United States 1:59.5
2 Wolfgang Kremer West Germany 2:02.1
3 Mark Anderson Australia 2:02.2
4 Noboru Waseda Japan 2:03.4
5 Gary Goodner Puerto Rico 2:06.6
6 Salvador Vilanova El Salvador 2:14.6

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Mike Wenden Australia 1:59.3
2 Bob Windle Australia 2:01.0
3 Władysław Wojtakajtis Poland 2:06.0
4 Mátyás Borlói Hungary 2:06.5
5 Amnon Krauz Israel 2:09.3
6 Gregorio Fiallo Cuba 2:10.5

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Sandy Gilchrist Canada 2:01.8
2 Lester Eriksson Sweden 2:02.1
3 Gilles Moreau France 2:02.7
4 Satoru Nakano Japan 2:05.5
5 Federico Sicard Colombia 2:11.1
6 José Martínez Cuba 2:16.1

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Don Schollander United States 2:00.0
2 Luis Nicolao Argentina 2:01.8
3 Johan Schans Netherlands 2:04.1
4 Gunnar Larsson Sweden 2:04.9
5 Elt Drenth Netherlands 2:05.6
6 Georgijs Kuļikovs Soviet Union 2:08.3
7 Ronnie Wong Hong Kong 2:15.0
8 Angus Edghill Barbados 2:19.1

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Steve Rerych United States 2:00.6
2 Semyon Belits-Geyman Soviet Union 2:01.2
3 Pano Capéronis Switzerland 2:04.9
4 Ørjan Madsen Norway 2:05.4
5 Ricardo González Colombia 2:05.8
6 Tony Jarvis Great Britain 2:09.3
7 Bob Loh Hong Kong 2:16.2

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Alain Mosconi France 2:00.1
2 Leonid Ilyichov Soviet Union 2:01.3
3 George Smith Canada 2:03.2
4 Roosevelt Abdulgafur Philippines 2:04.8
5 Fernando González Ecuador 2:07.3
6 Werner Krammel West Germany 2:07.9
7 Ramiro Benavides Guatemala 2:11.7
8 José Alvarado El Salvador 2:20.2

Heat 7

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Juan Carlos Bello Peru 2:01.3
2 Julio Arango Colombia 2:03.1
3 Zbigniew Pacelt Poland 2:06.3
4 Jorge González Puerto Rico 2:09.1
5 Csaba Csatlós Hungary 2:10.0
6 Gábor Kucsera Hungary 2:12.8

Heat 8

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ralph Hutton Canada 2:00.0
2 Olaf, Baron von Schilling West Germany 2:01.7
3 Tony Asamali Philippines 2:06.2
4 Ingvar Eriksson Sweden 2:10.0
5 Andrew Loh Hong Kong 2:15.8

Heat 9

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Michel Rousseau France 2:01.5
2 Kunihiro Iwasaki Japan 2:02.1
3 Aad Oudt Netherlands 2:06.6
4 Luis Ayesa Philippines 2:12.2
5 Ernesto Durón El Salvador 2:24.1

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mike Wenden Australia 1:55.2 OR
2 Don Schollander United States 1:55.8
3 John Nelson United States 1:58.1
4 Ralph Hutton Canada 1:58.6
5 Alain Mosconi France 1:59.1
6 Bob Windle Australia 2:00.9
7 Semyon Belits-Geiman Soviet Union 2:01.5

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 4 November 2016.