Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre individual medley

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Men's 400 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 14, 2004 (heats & final)
Competitors36 from 26 nations
Winning time4:08.26 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Phelps  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Erik Vendt  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) László Cseh  Hungary
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The men's 400 metre individual medley event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 14.[1]

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps broke a new world record of 4:08.26 to claim his first ever Olympic gold medal. Phelps' teammate Erik Vendt added a second silver to the one he earned behind Tom Dolan in Sydney four years earlier, finishing with a time of 4:11.81. Hungary's László Cseh, silver medalist at the 2003 FINA World Championships, held on for bronze in 4:12.15.[2][3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Michael Phelps (USA) 4:08.41 Long Beach, United States 7 July 2004
Olympic record  Tom Dolan (USA) 4:11.76 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 14 Final Michael Phelps  United States 4:08.26 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 4 Michael Phelps  United States 4:13.29 Q
2 4 4 László Cseh  Hungary 4:14.26 Q
3 3 4 Alessio Boggiatto  Italy 4:15.78 Q
4 3 5 Jiro Miki  Japan 4:16.32 Q
5 3 7 Ioannis Kokkodis  Greece 4:16.56 Q
6 4 3 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 4:16.68 Q
5 5 Erik Vendt  United States Q
8 5 6 Travis Nederpelt  Australia 4:16.77 Q
9 4 2 Ioannis Drymonakos  Greece 4:16.83
10 4 5 Luca Marin  Italy 4:16.85
11 5 3 Justin Norris  Australia 4:16.90
12 4 7 Robin Francis  Great Britain 4:18.34
13 2 2 Dean Kent  New Zealand 4:18.55
14 3 6 Wu Peng  China 4:19.32
15 5 2 Brian Johns  Canada 4:21.10
16 5 7 Keith Beavers  Canada 4:21.47
17 3 2 Thiago Pereira  Brazil 4:22.06
18 3 3 Susumu Tabuchi  Japan 4:22.46
19 3 1 Lucas Salatta  Brazil 4:23.01
20 2 1 Kim Bang-hyun  South Korea 4:23.05 NR
21 5 1 Igor Berezutskiy  Russia 4:23.20
22 2 4 Jeremy Knowles  Bahamas 4:23.29
23 4 6 Adrian Turner  Great Britain 4:23.53
24 5 8 Alexey Kovrigin  Russia 4:23.77
25 2 6 Bradley Ally  Barbados 4:24.70
26 4 1 Dmytro Nazarenko  Ukraine 4:26.15
27 2 7 Vytautas Janušaitis  Lithuania 4:26.30
28 4 8 Liu Weijia  China 4:27.02
29 2 5 Yves Platel  Switzerland 4:28.94
30 2 8 Guntars Deičmans  Latvia 4:29.17
31 3 8 Marko Milenkovič  Slovenia 4:30.99
32 1 4 Saša Imprić  Croatia 4:32.02
33 1 5 Andrew Mackay  Cayman Islands 4:32.38
34 2 3 Miguel Molina  Philippines 4:33.25
35 1 6 Lin Yu-an  Chinese Taipei 4:41.76
36 1 3 Nikita Polyakov  Uzbekistan 5:09.66

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Michael Phelps  United States 4:08.26 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1 Erik Vendt  United States 4:11.81
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 László Cseh  Hungary 4:12.15
4 3 Alessio Boggiatto  Italy 4:12.28
5 7 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 4:14.49 AF
6 2 Ioannis Kokkodis  Greece 4:18.60
7 6 Jiro Miki  Japan 4:19.97
8 8 Travis Nederpelt  Australia 4:20.08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. ^ Dillman, Lisa (15 August 2004). "So Far, So Gold". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "New World Record as Michael "the Machine" Lowers 'his' 400 IM Yet Again! Vendt takes Silver, as USA Goes 1-2". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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