Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

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The men's 200 metre breaststroke event for the 1976 Summer Olympics was held in Montreal. The event took place on 24 July.[1]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Graham Smith  Canada 2:22.24 Q
2 Arvydas Juozaitis  Soviet Union 2:22.59 Q
3 Anders Norling  Sweden 2:24.61
4 Peter Lang  West Germany 2:24.96
5 Tuomo Kerola  Finland 2:25.87
6 Julio Abreu  Paraguay 2:35.22
- Sérgio Pinto Ribeiro  Brazil - DQ

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Rick Colella  United States 2:21.08 Q, OR
2 Nikolay Pankin  Soviet Union 2:22.82 Q
3 Giorgio Lalle  Italy 2:23.63
4 David Leigh  Great Britain 2:25.58
5 Tateki Shinya  Japan 2:26.16
6 Gustavo Lozano  Mexico 2:31.89
- Carlos Nazario  Puerto Rico - DQ

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 John Hencken  United States 2:21.23 Q
2 Walter Kusch  West Germany 2:22.95 Q
3 Nobutaka Taguchi  Japan 2:24.12
4 Dave Heinbuch  Canada 2:25.29
5 Steffen Kriechbaum  Austria 2:25.73
6 Paul Jarvie  Australia 2:30.15
7 Henrique Vicêncio  Portugal 2:41.97

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 David Wilkie  Great Britain 2:18.29 Q, OR
2 Charles Keating  United States 2:22.22 Q
3 Aigars Kudis  Soviet Union 2:23.45
4 Ove Wisløff  Norway 2:23.49
5 Orlando Catinchi  Puerto Rico 2:26.27
6 Cezary Śmiglak  Poland 2:27.41
7 Zdravko Divjak  Yugoslavia 2:34.07
- Paul Naisby  Great Britain - DQ

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 David Wilkie  Great Britain 2:15.11 WR
2 John Hencken  United States 2:17.26
3 Rick Colella  United States 2:19.20
4 Graham Smith  Canada 2:19.42
5 Charles Keating  United States 2:20.79
6 Arvydas Juozaitis  Soviet Union 2:21.87
7 Nikolay Pankin  Soviet Union 2:22.21
8 Walter Kusch  West Germany 2:22.36

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 December 2016.

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