Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

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Men's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Dates August 17, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 18, 2004 (final)
Competitors 71 from 55 nations
Winning time 48.17
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Pieter van den Hoogenband
 Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Roland Mark Schoeman
 South Africa
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ian Thorpe
 Australia
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Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 m   men   women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 100 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Summer Olympics was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 17 and 18.[1]

Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband defended his Olympic title in the event, outside the record time of 48.17. Roland Mark Schoeman, who solidified South Africa's triumph to break a world record in the 400 m freestyle relay, took home the silver in 48.23. Australia's Ian Thorpe edged out Schoeman's teammate Ryk Neethling to clinch a bronze medal by 0.07 of a second, in his personal best of 48.56.[2][3]

Two-time Olympic champion Alexander Popov finished only in ninth place by just two hundredths of a second (0.02) outside of the top 8 field from the semifinals (49.23).[4] By the following year, Popov announced his retirement from swimming, and became a full-time member of the International Olympic Committee. Other notable swimmers who missed the final cut featured France's Frédérick Bousquet, Lithuania's Rolandas Gimbutis, Trinidad and Tobago's George Bovell, and U.S. duo Jason Lezak and Ian Crocker. This became the first 100m freestyle where not a single American even qualified for the semifinals.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Pieter van den Hoogenband (NED) 47.84 Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000
Olympic record  Pieter van den Hoogenband (NED) 47.84 Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 van den Hoogenband, PieterPieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 48.70 Q
2 5 4 Gimbutis, RolandasRolandas Gimbutis  Lithuania 48.85 Q
7 5 Neethling, RykRyk Neethling  South Africa Q
4 6 1 Draganja, DujeDuje Draganja  Croatia 49.07 Q
5 7 2 Bousquet, FrédérickFrédérick Bousquet  France 49.08 Q
6 8 5 Thorpe, IanIan Thorpe  Australia 49.17 Q
7 9 1 Barnier, RomainRomain Barnier  France 49.49 Q
8 9 5 Popov, AlexanderAlexander Popov  Russia 49.51 Q
9 8 3 Kapralov, AndreyAndrey Kapralov  Russia 49.52 Q
10 7 7 Mankoč, PeterPeter Mankoč  Slovenia 49.54 Q
11 9 3 Magnini, FilippoFilippo Magnini  Italy 49.58 Q
12 8 8 Bovell, GeorgeGeorge Bovell  Trinidad and Tobago 49.61 Q
13 8 4 Schoeman, Roland MarkRoland Mark Schoeman  South Africa 49.68 Q
14 6 2 Rojas, LuisLuis Rojas  Venezuela 49.69 Q
15 7 1 Spanneberg, TorstenTorsten Spanneberg  Germany 49.71 Q
16 9 2 Iles, SalimSalim Iles  Algeria 49.72 Q
17 6 6 Yegoshin, YuriyYuriy Yegoshin  Ukraine 49.73
7 3 Crocker, IanIan Crocker  United States
19 8 1 Čavić, MiloradMilorad Čavić  Serbia and Montenegro 49.74
20 6 8 Nystrand, StefanStefan Nystrand  Sweden 49.75
21 9 4 Lezak, JasonJason Lezak  United States 49.87
22 6 4 Novy, KarelKarel Novy  Switzerland 49.93
23 6 5 Kidd, MatthewMatthew Kidd  Great Britain 49.97
24 9 7 Meolans, JoséJosé Meolans  Argentina 49.98
25 8 2 Vismara, LorenzoLorenzo Vismara  Italy 50.03
26 9 8 Venâncio, TiagoTiago Venâncio  Portugal 50.18
27 5 8 Okumura, YoshihiroYoshihiro Okumura  Japan 50.24
28 6 3 Zubor, AttilaAttila Zubor  Hungary 50.26
29 5 6 Neviarouski, StanislauStanislau Neviarouski  Belarus 50.36
30 8 7 Lorente, EduardoEduardo Lorente  Spain 50.48
31 8 6 Callus, AshleyAshley Callus  Australia 50.56
32 5 5 Grigoriadis, AristeidisAristeidis Grigoriadis  Greece 50.61
33 6 7 Souza, JaderJader Souza  Brazil 50.67
5 2 Rajakylä, MattiMatti Rajakylä  Finland
35 4 6 Miloslavskis, RomānsRomāns Miloslavskis  Latvia 50.94
36 9 6 Kunzelmann, StephanStephan Kunzelmann  Germany 50.98
37 5 3 Haustov, DanilDanil Haustov  Estonia 51.02
38 4 2 Aresti, AlexandrosAlexandros Aresti  Cyprus 51.10
39 4 5 Pini, RyanRyan Pini  Papua New Guinea 51.11
40 3 3 Probert, CarlCarl Probert  Fiji 51.42
41 4 3 Kutscher, PaulPaul Kutscher  Uruguay 51.45
42 4 4 Tayla, KaanKaan Tayla  Turkey 51.52
43 5 1 Gibson, CameronCameron Gibson  New Zealand 51.56
44 4 1 Gleason, GeorgeGeorge Gleason  Virgin Islands 51.69
45 3 4 Lee, Chung-heeLee Chung-hee  South Korea 51.74
3 1 Ortiz, IsmaelIsmael Ortiz  Panama
47 2 3 Guţu, OctavianOctavian Guţu  Moldova 51.84
48 3 5 Alleyne, DamianDamian Alleyne  Barbados 51.89
49 3 6 Schnettler, MaxMax Schnettler  Chile 51.91
50 4 7 Ong, AllenAllen Ong  Malaysia 52.04
51 3 2 Titarenko, VyacheslavVyacheslav Titarenko  Kazakhstan 52.09
52 4 8 Antonov, RaichinRaichin Antonov  Bulgaria 52.33
53 2 5 Becerra, CamiloCamilo Becerra  Colombia 52.57
54 3 8 Wu, Nien-pinWu Nien-pin  Chinese Taipei 52.58
55 2 6 Panić, ŽeljkoŽeljko Panić  Bosnia and Herzegovina 52.75
56 3 7 Chay, MarkMark Chay  Singapore 52.83
57 2 4 Agafonov, AleksandrAleksandr Agafonov  Uzbekistan 52.92
58 2 1 Al Jasmi, ObaidObaid Al Jasmi  United Arab Emirates 54.17
59 2 7 Thom, Onan OrlandoOnan Orlando Thom  Guyana 55.24
60 5 7 Shaohua, HuangHuang Shaohua  China 55.46
61 2 2 Farhoudi, BabakBabak Farhoudi  Iran 56.42
62 2 8 Ravera, Jean LaurentJean Laurent Ravera  Monaco 56.47
63 1 2 Abbas, MohammedMohammed Abbas  Iraq 56.81
64 1 6 Andryei, TamirTamir Andryei  Mongolia 57.29
65 1 7 Matonse, LeonelLeonel Matonse  Mozambique 57.79
66 1 4 Shehab, HeshamHesham Shehab  Bahrain 57.94
67 1 3 Dyachkov, SergeySergey Dyachkov  Azerbaijan 58.26
68 1 5 Ahmed, MumtazMumtaz Ahmed  Pakistan 59.19
69 1 1 Nziyunvira, EmeryEmery Nziyunvira  Burundi 1:09.40
7 6 Hayden, BrentBrent Hayden  Canada DNS
7 8 Say, RickRick Say  Canada DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 Salim Iles  Algeria 49.13 Q
2 5 Duje Draganja  Croatia 49.14 Q
3 3 Ian Thorpe  Australia 49.21 Q
4 6 Alexander Popov  Russia 49.23
5 7 George Bovell  Trinidad and Tobago 49.53
6 2 Peter Mankoč  Slovenia 49.71
7 4 Rolandas Gimbutis  Lithuania 49.75
8 1 Luis Rojas  Venezuela 49.85

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Roland Mark Schoeman  South Africa 48.39 Q
2 4 Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 48.55 Q
3 7 Filippo Magnini  Italy 48.91 Q
4 2 Andrey Kapralov  Russia 49.12 Q
5 5 Ryk Neethling  South Africa 49.18 Q
6 3 Frédérick Bousquet  France 49.25
7 6 Romain Barnier  France 49.63
8 8 Torsten Spanneberg  Germany 49.88

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Pieter van den Hoogenband  Netherlands 48.17
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Roland Mark Schoeman  South Africa 48.23
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 8 Ian Thorpe  Australia 48.56
4 1 Ryk Neethling  South Africa 48.63
5 3 Filippo Magnini  Italy 48.99
6 7 Duje Draganja  Croatia 49.23
7 2 Salim Iles  Algeria 49.30
6 Andrey Kapralov  Russia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Van den Hoogenband wins 100 meters". CNN. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (18 August 2004). "Hoogie Takes the 100 Free, Repeats Sydney Win, Schoeman takes Silver, Thorpe the Bronze". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Whitten, Phillip (18 August 2004). "Day 4, Semifinals: Schoeman, Hoogie Qualify 1-2 for the 100 Free Final; Popov Is Out". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 

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