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

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Men's 200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Bruce Furniss  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) John Naber  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jim Montgomery  United States
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The men's 200 metre freestyle event at the 1976 Olympic Games took place July 19.[1] This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Bruce Furniss
 United States
Silver John Naber
 United States
Bronze Jim Montgomery
 United States

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Sergey Koplyakov  Soviet Union 1:53.44
2 René van der Kuil  Netherlands 1:55.59
3 Bengt Gingsjö  Sweden 1:56.31
4 Fritz Warncke  Norway 1:57.59
5 Tsuyoshi Yanagidate  Japan 1:58.04
6 Luis Goicoechea  Venezuela 1:59.68
7 Kris Sumono  Indonesia 2:01.12

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Andrey Bogdanov  Soviet Union 1:52.71 Q, OR
2 Brian Brinkley  Great Britain 1:53.07
3 David López-Zubero  Spain 1:54.88
4 Georgios Karpouzis  Greece 1:59.25
5 Eduardo Pérez  Mexico 1:59.53
6 Tomas Becerra  Colombia 2:00.72

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Klaus Steinbach  West Germany 1:51.41 Q, OR
2 Marcello Guarducci  Italy 1:53.72
3 Roberto Pangaro  Italy 1:55.30
4 Werner Lampe  West Germany 1:56.01
5 Kevin Williamson  Ireland 2:00.08
6 Nikolay Ganev  Bulgaria 2:00.54
7 Frank Richardson  Nicaragua 2:12.33

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Andrey Krylov  Soviet Union 1:51.42 Q
2 Graham Windeatt  Australia 1:54.35
3 James Hett  Canada 1:55.58
4 Ali Gharbi  Tunisia 1:55.82
5 Steven Newkirk  Virgin Islands 1:59.95
6 José Pereira  Portugal 2:03.03

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Peter Nocke  West Germany 1:52.16 Q
2 Gordon Downie  Great Britain 1:52.47 Q
3 Steve Badger  Canada 1:53.86
4 Andre in het Veld  Netherlands 1:57.60
5 John McConnochie  New Zealand 1:57.77
6 Mark Crocker  Hong Kong 2:00.81
7 Paulo Frischknecht  Portugal 2:02.65

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jim Montgomery  United States 1:51.77 Q
2 Bill Sawchuk  Canada 1:54.07
3 Rainer Strohbach  East Germany 1:55.25
4 Paolo Revelli  Italy 1:57.25
5 Andy Knowles  Bahamas 2:00.18
6 Lutz Löscher  East Germany 2:01.00
7 Gianni Versari  Panama 2:02.25

Heat 7

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 John Naber  United States 1:52.78 Q
2 Jorge Delgado, Jr.  Ecuador 1:54.23
3 Frank Pfütze  East Germany 1:55.57
4 Alan McClatchey  Great Britain 1:55.84
5 Anders Bellbring  Sweden 1:57.20
6 Francisco Cañales  Puerto Rico 1:59.62
7 Petar Georgiev  Bulgaria 2:00.70
8 Patrick Novaretti  Monaco 2:04.29

Heat 8

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Bruce Furniss  United States 1:50.93 Q, OR
2 Mark Kerry  Australia 1:54.86
3 Peter Dawson  Australia 1:55.16
4 Peter Pettersson  Sweden 1:56.51
5 Guillermo García  Mexico 1:58.20
6 Sigurður Ólafsson  Iceland 2:01.18
7 Gerardo Rosario  Philippines 2:02.81

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Bruce Furniss  United States 1:50.29 WR
2 John Naber  United States 1:50.50
3 Jim Montgomery  United States 1:50.58
4 Andrey Krylov  Soviet Union 1:50.73
5 Klaus Steinbach  West Germany 1:51.09
6 Peter Nocke  West Germany 1:51.71
7 Gordon Downie  Great Britain 1:52.78
8 Andrey Bogdanov  Soviet Union 1:53.33

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 December 2016.