Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre individual medley
|Men's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
|Venue||McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium|
|Date||4 August 1984 (heats & final)|
|Competitors||46 from 32 nations|
|Winning time||2:01.42 WR|
|Swimming at the
1984 Summer Olympics
The final of the men's 200 metre individual medley event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in the McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on August 4, 1984. The first eight qualified for the final, the next eight for the B-final.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record||Alex Baumann (CAN)||2:02.25||Brisbane, Australia||1 August 1982|
|Olympic record||Gunnar Larsson (SWE)||2:07.17||Munich, West Germany||3 September 1972|
The following records were established during the competition:
|4 August||Heat 5||Alex Baumann||Canada||2:03.60||OR|
|4 August||Final A||Alex Baumann||Canada||2:01.42||WR|
Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).
|3||Pablo Morales||United States||2:03.05|
|6||Neil Cochran||Great Britain||2:04.38|
|4||5||Robin Brew||Great Britain||2:04.52|
|5||7||Steve Lundquist||United States||2:04.91|
|7||2||Nicolai Klapkarek||West Germany||2:05.88||NR|
|8||1||Ralf Diegel||West Germany||2:06.66|
- "Swimming at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Individual Medley". Sports Reference. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
- "Los Angeles 1984: Swimming – Men's 200m Individual Medley Heats" (PDF). Los Angeles 1984. LA84 Foundation. pp. 512–513. Retrieved 9 March 2017.