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

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Men's 200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia Tech Aquatic Center
Date20 July 1996 (heats & finals)
Competitors43 from 36 nations
Winning time1:47.63 NR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Danyon Loader  New Zealand
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gustavo Borges  Brazil
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Daniel Kowalski  Australia
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The men's 200 metre freestyle event at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place on 20 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  Giorgio Lamberti (ITA) 1:46.69 Bonn, West Germany 15 August 1989
Olympic record  Yevgeny Sadovyi (EUN) 1:46.70 Barcelona, Spain 27 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 3 Anders Holmertz  Sweden 1:48.41 Q
2 4 4 Danyon Loader  New Zealand 1:48.48 Q
3 5 4 Josh Davis  United States 1:48.63 Q
4 6 5 Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 1:48.68 Q
5 5 2 Massimiliano Rosolino  Italy 1:48.80 Q
6 6 3 Daniel Kowalski  Australia 1:48.92 Q
7 4 1 Gustavo Borges  Brazil 1:49.00 Q
8 4 2 Paul Palmer  Great Britain 1:49.05 QSO
4 5 Jani Sievinen  Finland QSO
10 6 4 Michael Klim  Australia 1:49.17 q
11 4 7 Aimo Heilmann  Germany 1:49.57 q
12 4 6 Vladimir Pyshnenko  Russia 1:49.79 q
13 5 6 Pier Maria Siciliano  Italy 1:49.88 q
14 6 6 Antti Kasvio  Finland 1:50.55 q, WD
15 5 5 John Piersma  United States 1:50.59 q
16 6 1 Jacob Carstensen  Denmark 1:50.79 q
17 4 8 Nicolae Butacu  Romania 1:50.83 q
18 6 7 Andrew Clayton  Great Britain 1:51.06
19 3 3 Miroslav Vučetić  Croatia 1:51.26 NR
20 4 3 Attila Czene  Hungary 1:51.59
6 2 Trent Bray  New Zealand
22 6 8 Aleksey Yegorov  Kazakhstan 1:51.66
23 5 8 Shunsuke Ito  Japan 1:51.97
24 5 1 Christophe Bordeau  France 1:52.17
25 5 7 Miklós Kollár  Hungary 1:52.19
26 3 1 Koh Yun-ho  South Korea 1:52.80 NR
27 1 4 Carlos Santander  Venezuela 1:53.13 NR
28 3 7 Vyacheslav Kabanov  Uzbekistan 1:53.36
29 3 5 Earl McCarthy  Ireland 1:53.67
30 3 4 Dimitrios Manganas  Greece 1:53.84
31 3 6 Salim Iles  Algeria 1:54.10 NR
32 2 6 José Isaza  Panama 1:54.58
33 3 8 Torlarp Sethsothorn  Thailand 1:54.73
34 2 3 Jure Bučar  Slovenia 1:54.75
35 2 1 Raymond Papa  Philippines 1:54.77
36 2 4 Bartosz Sikora  Poland 1:55.33
37 2 5 Sng Ju Wei  Singapore 1:55.51
38 2 2 Dmitry Lapin  Kyrgyzstan 1:55.52
39 1 3 Carl Probert  Fiji 1:56.33
40 2 8 Felipe Delgado  Ecuador 1:55.52
41 3 2 Andrei Zaharov  Moldova 1:57.47
42 2 7 Denys Zavhorodniy  Ukraine 1:58.67
43 1 5 Thamer Al-Shamroukh  Kuwait 2:13.75

Swim-off[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Paul Palmer  Great Britain 1:48.89 QSO*
4 Jani Sievinen  Finland QSO

* Palmer and Sievinen tied for first place in their swimoff and are required to swim for another attempt, but the latter elected to withdraw from the race, allowing the former to advance to the final A by default.
ˆ Because Sievinen scratched out from the competition, the vacant spot was distributed to the next best-ranked swimmer, not yet qualified, in the heats.

Finals[edit]

[3]

Final B[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
9 5 Aimo Heilmann  Germany 1:48.81
10 4 Michael Klim  Australia 1:49.50
11 3 Vladimir Pyshnenko  Russia 1:49.55
12 2 John Piersma  United States 1:49.90
13 6 Pier Maria Siciliano  Italy 1:50.07
14 7 Jacob Carstensen  Denmark 1:50.54
15 8 Andrew Clayton  Great Britain 1:50.59
16 1 Nicolae Butacu  Romania 1:51.46

Final A[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Danyon Loader  New Zealand 1:47.63 NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1 Gustavo Borges  Brazil 1:48.08 SA
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 Daniel Kowalski  Australia 1:48.25
4 6 Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 1:48.36 NR
5 4 Anders Holmertz  Sweden 1:48.42
6 2 Massimiliano Rosolino  Italy 1:48.50
7 3 Josh Davis  United States 1:48.54
8 8 Paul Palmer  Great Britain 1:49.39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 38. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Finals" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 38. Retrieved 9 September 2017.

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