Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre backstroke

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Men's 200 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Venue Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date 26 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors 44 from 36 nations
Winning time 1:58.54
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Brad Bridgewater  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tripp Schwenk  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Emanuele Merisi  Italy
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The men's 200 metre backstroke event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 26 July at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, United States.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Martín López-Zubero (ESP) 1:56.57 Tuscaloosa, United States 23 November 1991
Olympic record  Martín López-Zubero (ESP) 1:58.47 Barcelona, Spain 28 July 1992

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 5 Brad Bridgewater  United States 1:59.04 Q
2 4 4 Tripp Schwenk  United States 1:59.58 Q
3 5 2 Mirko Mazzari  Italy 1:59.95 Q
4 6 4 Emanuele Merisi  Italy 2:00.01 Q
5 6 7 Hajime Itoi  Japan 2:00.43 Q
6 4 6 Martín López-Zubero  Spain 2:00.77 Q
7 4 2 Bartosz Sikora  Poland 2:00.99 Q
8 5 3 Rodolfo Falcón  Cuba 2:01.20 Q
9 5 4 Vladimir Selkov  Russia 2:01.32 q, WD
10 4 3 Adam Ruckwood  Great Britain 2:01.35 q
11 5 7 Ji Sang-jun  South Korea 2:01.39 q
12 6 5 Ralf Braun  Germany 2:01.50 q, WD
13 4 1 Olivér Ágh  Hungary 2:01.84 q
14 3 6 Marko Strahija  Croatia 2:01.95 q, NR
15 6 6 Ryuji Horii  Japan 2:02.33 q
16 5 6 Chris Renaud  Canada 2:02.48 q
17 3 4 Rogério Romero  Brazil 2:03.49 q
18 4 7 Sergey Ostapchuk  Russia 2:03.50 q
19 3 1 Miroslav Machovič  Slovakia 2:04.15 NR
20 5 1 Neisser Bent  Cuba 2:04.23
21 3 2 Derya Büyükuncu  Turkey 2:04.28
22 2 4 Arūnas Savickas  Lithuania 2:04.38
23 6 1 Steven Dewick  Australia 2:04.46
24 3 3 Rastislav Bizub  Czech Republic 2:04.55
25 3 7 Raymond Papa  Philippines 2:05.09
26 2 7 Dulyarit Phuangthong  Thailand 2:05.26
27 2 8 Nicolás Rajcevich  Chile 2:05.79 NR
28 1 4 Nicholas Neckles  Barbados 2:05.88
29 3 8 Nuno Laurentino  Portugal 2:05.95
30 2 5 Carlos Arena  Mexico 2:05.96
31 1 5 Alex Lim  Malaysia 2:06.17
32 6 8 Martin Harris  Great Britain 2:07.75
33 2 1 Artur Elezarov  Moldova 2:07.86
34 6 3 Nicolae Butacu  Romania 2:08.59
35 2 3 Adrian O'Connor  Ireland 2:08.90
36 1 3 Gerald Koh  Singapore 2:09.86
37 2 6 Panagiotis Adamidis  Greece 2:10.22
38 1 6 Trương Ngọc Tuấn  Vietnam 2:12.05
39 4 8 Zhao Yi  China 2:13.31
2 2 Fahad Al-Otaibi  Kuwait DNS
3 5 Volodymyr Nikolaychuk  Ukraine DNS
4 5 Tamás Deutsch  Hungary DNS
5 8 Stev Theloke  Germany DNS
6 2 Jani Sievinen  Finland DNS

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 2 Ryuji Horii  Japan 2:01.54
10 7 Chris Renaud  Canada 2:01.70
11 6 Marko Strahija  Croatia 2:01.84 NR
12 3 Olivér Ágh  Hungary 2:02.17
13 4 Adam Ruckwood  Great Britain 2:02.40
14 5 Ji Sang-jun  South Korea 2:02.68
15 1 Rogério Romero  Brazil 2:03.20
16 8 Sergey Ostapchuk  Russia 2:03.91

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Brad Bridgewater  United States 1:58.54
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Tripp Schwenk  United States 1:58.99
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Emanuele Merisi  Italy 1:59.18
4 1 Bartosz Sikora  Poland 2:00.05 NR
5 2 Hajime Itoi  Japan 2:00.10 NR
6 7 Martín López-Zubero  Spain 2:00.74
7 3 Mirko Mazzari  Italy 2:01.27
8 8 Rodolfo Falcón  Cuba 2:08.14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Backstroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 200m Backstroke Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 41. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 200m Backstroke Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 42. Retrieved 9 September 2017.

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