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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400 m men women
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Breaststroke
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4×200 m men
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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.