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

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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 butterfly event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place August 28.[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 Mark Spitz
 United States
Silver Gary Hall, Sr.
 United States
Bronze Robin Backhaus
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Gary Hall, Sr.  United States 2:03.70 OR, Q
2 András Hargitay  Hungary 2:05.05 Q
3 Roger Pyttel  East Germany 2:08.72
4 Sean Maher  Great Britain 2:09.39
5 Jorge Jaramillo  Colombia 2:10.24
6 Walter Mack  West Germany 2:11.03
7 Vasil Dobrev  Bulgaria 2:11.28

Key: OR = Olympic record, Q = Qualified

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Robin Backhaus  United States 2:03.11 OR, Q
2 Folkert Meeuw  West Germany 2:06.13 Q
3 Yasuhiro Komazaki  Japan 2:08.72
4 Hugo Valencia  Mexico 2:09.56
5 Andrzej Chudziński  Poland 2:12.62
6 Geoffrey Ferreira  Trinidad and Tobago 2:19.76
Angelo Tozzi  Italy 2:10.82 DQ

Key: DQ = Disqualified, OR = Olympic record, Q = Qualified

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Hans Fassnacht  West Germany 2:05.39 Q
2 Jorge Delgado, Jr.  Ecuador 2:05.61 Q
3 Viktor Sharygin  Soviet Union 2:06.76
4 James Findlay  Australia 2:08.36
5 Ron Jacks  Canada 2:09.04
6 Ricardo Marmolejo  Mexico 2:10.00
7 Jacques Leloup  Belgium 2:10.79
8 Roy Chan  Singapore 2:20.30

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Spitz  United States 2:02.11 OR, Q
2 Hartmut Flöckner  East Germany 2:05.54 Q
3 John Mills  Great Britain 2:06.58
4 Brian Brinkley  Great Britain 2:06.82
5 Byron MacDonald  Canada 2:12.12
6 Gaetano Carboni  Italy 2:12.16
7 Hsu Tung-Hsiung  Chinese Taipei 2:16.35
8 Carlos Singson  Philippines 2:23.70

Key: OR = Olympic record, Q = Qualified

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mark Spitz  United States 2:00.70 WR
2 Gary Hall, Sr.  United States 2:02.86
3 Robin Backhaus  United States 2:03.23
4 Jorge Delgado, Jr.  Ecuador 2:04.60
5 Hans Fassnacht  West Germany 2:04.69
6 András Hargitay  Hungary 2:04.69
7 Hartmut Flöckner  East Germany 2:05.34
8 Folkert Meeuw  West Germany 2:05.57

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Butterfly". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 November 2016.