Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

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Swimming events at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
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 1972 Olympic Games took place September 2.[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 John Hencken
 United States
Silver David Wilkie
 Great Britain
Bronze Nobutaka Taguchi
 Japan

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Klaus Katzur  East Germany 2:26.32 Q
2 Bill Mahony  Canada 2:26.71
3 Roger-Philippe Menu  France 2:30.05
4 Guðjón Guðmundsson  Iceland 2:32.40
5 Sokhon Yi  Cambodia 2:34.77
6 János Tóth  Hungary 2:37.40

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Nobutaka Taguchi  Japan 2:23.45 Q
2 Felipe Muñoz  Mexico 2:25.99 Q
3 Pedro Balcells  Spain 2:29.29
4 Robert Stoddart  Canada 2:30.08
5 Cezary Śmiglak  Poland 2:34.51
6 Morkal Faruk  Turkey 2:43.69
7 Piero Ferracuti  El Salvador 2:45.73

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 David Wilkie  Great Britain 2:24.54 Q
2 Walter Kusch  West Germany 2:26.43
3 Steffen Kriechbaum  Austria 2:30.09
4 Malcolm O'Connell  Great Britain 2:31.21
5 Jean-Pierre Dubey  Switzerland 2:31.56
6 Gustavo Salcedo  Mexico 2:32.81
7 Osvaldo Boretto  Argentina 2:31.84 DSQ

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Rick Colella  United States 2:25.40 Q
2 Vladimir Kosinsky  Soviet Union 2:28.00
3 Angel Chakarov  Bulgaria 2:30.27
4 Andreas Hellmann  West Germany 2:32.60
5 Liam Ball  Ireland 2:33.47
6 Nigel Johnson  Great Britain 2:34.37
7 Karl Christian Koch  Denmark 2:38.47

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Igor Cherdakov  Soviet Union 2:26.21 Q
2 Brian Job  United States 2:26.91
3 José Sylvio Fiolo  Brazil 2:30.21
4 Rainer Hradetzky  East Germany 2:32.48
5 Amman Jaalmani  Philippines 2:33.54
6 Michele Di Pietro  Italy 2:36.49

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 John Hencken  United States 2:24.88 Q
2 Nikolay Pankin  Soviet Union 2:26.71
3 Paul Jarvie  Australia 2:27.83
4 Mike Whitaker  Canada 2:33.47
5 Rudi Vingerhoets  Belgium 2:36.89
6 Gregor Betz  West Germany 2:36.96
7 Alfredo Hunger  Peru 2:37.20
8 Alejandro Cabrera  El Salvador 2:56.60

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 John Hencken  United States 2:21.55 WR
2 David Wilkie  Great Britain 2:23.67
3 Nobutaka Taguchi  Japan 2:23.88
4 Rick Colella  United States 2:24.28
5 Felipe Muñoz  Mexico 2:26.44
6 Walter Kusch  West Germany 2:26.55
7 Igor Cherdakov  Soviet Union 2:27.15
8 Klaus Katzur  East Germany 2:27.44

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 

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