Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre backstroke
|Men's 200 metre backstroke |
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
|Dates||September 6, 1973|
|Competitors||29 from 19 nations|
|1973 FINA |
The men's 200 metre backstroke competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 6.
Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
|World record||Roland Matthes (GDR)||2:02.82||Munich, West Germany||2 September 1972|
The following records were established during the competition:
|6 September||Heat 1||Robert Williams||Australia||2:09.81||CR|
|6 September||Heat 3||Mark Tonelli||Australia||2:09.55||CR|
|6 September||Heat 4||Roland Matthes||East Germany||2:06.75||CR|
|6 September||Final||Roland Matthes||East Germany||2:01.87||WR|
The results of the final are below.
|-||Roland Matthes||East Germany||2:01.87||WR|
|-||John Naber||United States||2:06.91|
|5||-||Paul Hove||United States||2:08.17|
- Krastev, Todor. "Men 200m Backstroke Swimming World Championship 1973 Belgrade (YUG)". todor66.com. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
- "Cooper Heads 400m Finalist". The Sydney Morning Herald. John Fairfax Holdings. AAP. 7 September 1973. p. 19.
- "Official results". FINA.org. Retrieved 19 July 2019.