Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre backstroke

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Men's 200 metre backstroke
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
DatesSeptember 6, 1973
Competitors29 from 19 nations
Winning time2:01.87
Medalists
gold medal    East Germany
silver medal    Hungary
bronze medal    United States
1975 →

The men's 200 metre backstroke competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 6.

Records[edit]

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
Competition record N/A N/A N/A N/A

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
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

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

29 swimmers participated in 4 heats. The eight fastest times qualified for the final. [1][2][3]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 - Roland Matthes  East Germany 2:06.75 Q, CR
2 4 - Zoltán Verrasztó  Hungary 2:07.49 Q
3 3 - Mark Tonelli  Australia 2:09.55 Q, CR
4 1 - Robert Williams  Australia 2:09.81 Q, CR
5 3 - John Naber  United States 2:10.13 Q
6 2 - Paul Hove  United States 2:10.22 Q
7 3 - Massimo Nistri  Italy 2:11.03 Q
8 1 - Róbert Rudolf  Hungary 2:11.22 Q
9 1 - Colin Cunningham  Great Britain 2:11.74
10 3 - Lutz Wanja  East Germany 2:12.08
11 2 - Leif Ericsson  Sweden 2:12.09
12 2 - Ian MacKenzie  Canada 2:12.21
13 1 - Predrag Milos  Yugoslavia 2:12.38
14 2 - Romulo Arantes  Brazil 2:12.93
15 4 - Nenad Milos  Yugoslavia 2:13.48
16 4 - Anders Sandberg  Sweden 2:13.72
17 2 - Carlos Berrocal  Puerto Rico 2:14.31
18 4 - J. Flores  Mexico 2:14.43
19 4 - Karim Ressang  Netherlands 2:14.61
20 1 - César Lourenco  Brazil 2:15.97
21 3 - Eduardo Pérez  Mexico 2:16.46
22 1 - Steve Pickell  Canada 2:16.56
23 4 - Carlos Santiago  Puerto Rico 2:17.06
24 4 - Piotr Dlucik  Poland 2:17.30
25 3 - Helmut Podolan  Austria 2:18.30
26 2 - Ramón Volcán  Venezuela 2:20.09
27 1 - Evangelos Koskinas  Greece 2:24.19
2 - Ali Gharbi  Tunisia Did not start
3 - Klaus Steinbach  West Germany Did not start

Final[edit]

The results of the final are below.

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) - Roland Matthes  East Germany 2:01.87 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) - Zoltán Verrasztó  Hungary 2:05.89
3rd, bronze medalist(s) - John Naber  United States 2:06.91
4 - Robert Williams  Australia 2:08.16
5 - Paul Hove  United States 2:08.17
6 - Mark Tonelli  Australia 2:09.63
7 - Massimo Nistri  Italy 2:10.11
8 - Róbert Rudolf  Hungary 2:11.42

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krastev, Todor. "Men 200m Backstroke Swimming World Championship 1973 Belgrade (YUG)". todor66.com. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Cooper Heads 400m Finalist". The Sydney Morning Herald. John Fairfax Holdings. AAP. 7 September 1973. p. 19.
  3. ^ "Official results". FINA.org. Retrieved 19 July 2019.