Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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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 4×200 metre freestyle relay event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place August 31.[1] The relay featured teams of four swimmers each swimming four lengths of the 50 m pool freestyle.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
United States
John Kinsella
Fred Tyler
Steve Genter
Mark Spitz
West Germany
Klaus Steinbach
Werner Lampe
Hans Vosseler
Hans Fassnacht
Soviet Union
Igor Grivennikov
Viktor Mazanov
Georgi Kulikov
Vladimir Bure

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Mike Wenden, Graham Windeatt, Robert Nay, Brad Cooper, Bruce Featherston, Graham White (AUS) 7:49.03
2  Bruce Robertson, Brian Phillips, Ian MacKenzie, Ralph Hutton, Deane Buckboro (CAN) 7:57.69
3  Brian Brinkley, John Mills, Michael Bailey, Colin Cunningham (GBR) 7:58.33
4  Peter Prijdekker, Bert Bergsma, Roger van Hamburg, Hans Elzerman (NED) 8:00.87
5  Guillermo García, Roberto Strauss, José Luis Prado, Jorge Urreta (MEX) 8:08.39
6  Alfredo Carlos Machado, Ruy de Oliveira, Paulo Zanetti, José Roberto Aranha (BRA) 8:17.91
7  Dae Imlani, Edwin Borja, Carlos Singson, Jairulla Jaitulla (PHI) 8:44.01

Heat 2

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Mark Spitz, Gary Conelly, Tom McBreen, Mike Burton (USA) 7:46.42
2  Wilfried Hartung, Peter Bruch, Udo Poser, Lutz Unger, Roger Pyttel (GDR) 7:51.11
3  Georgijs Kuļikovs, Vladimir Bure, Viktor Aboimov, Aleksandr Samsonov (URS) 7:51.44
4  Hans-Günther Vosseler, Hans Faßnacht, Gerhard Schiller, Folkert Meeuw (FRG) 7:53.98
5  Bengt Gingsjö, Hans Ljungberg, Anders Bellbring, Gunnar Larsson (SWE) 7:57.54
6  Pierre Caland, Pierre-Yves Copin, Jean-Jacques Moine, Michel Rousseau (FRA) 8:00.79
7  Roberto Pangaro, Arnaldo Cinquetti, Lorenzo Marugo, Riccardo Targetti (ITA) 8:03.98

Final[edit]

References[edit]