Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Men's 1500m freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Dates August 20, 2004 (heats)
August 21, 2004 (final)
Competitors 34 from 28 nations
Winning time 14:43.40 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Grant Hackett  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Larsen Jensen  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) David Davies  Great Britain
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4×100 m men women
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4×100 m men women

The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 20 and 21.[1]

Australian swimmer and world record holder Grant Hackett became the second swimmer in history to defend the title in this event, breaking an Olympic record time of 14:43.40. U.S. swimmer Larsen Jensen set an American record time of 14:45.29 to take the silver. Great Britain's David Davies, on the other hand, fought off a challenge from Russia's Yuri Prilukov in the final lap to earn a bronze medal by a 7-second margin, with a national record of 14:45.95.[2]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Grant Hackett (AUS) 14:34.56 Fukuoka, Japan 29 July 2001
Olympic record  Kieren Perkins (AUS) 14:43.48 Barcelona, Spain 31 July 1992

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
21 August Final Grant Hackett  Australia 14:43.40 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 4 David Davies  Great Britain 14:57.03 Q
2 5 5 Yuri Prilukov  Russia 15:01.02 Q
3 5 4 Grant Hackett  Australia 15:01.89 Q
4 4 4 Larsen Jensen  United States 15:03.75 Q
5 5 2 Spyridon Gianniotis  Greece 15:03.87 Q
6 3 7 Dragoș Coman  Romania 15:06.33 Q, NR
7 3 2 Graeme Smith  Great Britain 15:07.45 Q
8 5 3 Craig Stevens  Australia 15:09.54 Q
9 5 7 Paweł Korzeniowski  Poland 15:11.62
10 4 5 Igor Chervynskiy  Ukraine 15:12.58
11 4 3 Nicolas Rostoucher  France 15:13.56
12 5 6 Christian Hein  Germany 15:15.42
13 3 6 Takeshi Matsuda  Japan 15:16.42
14 2 4 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 15:18.98
15 5 1 Ricardo Monasterio  Venezuela 15:20.89
16 3 5 Erik Vendt  United States 15:22.00
17 2 5 Petar Stoychev  Bulgaria 15:28.32
18 3 8 Andrew Hurd  Canada 15:28.71
19 3 3 Alexei Filipets  Russia 15:30.05
20 4 8 Bojan Zdešar  Slovenia 15:31.57
21 5 8 Fernando Costa  Portugal 15:32.55
22 4 2 Thomas Lurz  Germany 15:33.81
23 4 1 Gergő Kis  Hungary 15:38.06
24 4 7 Christian Minotti  Italy 15:39.31
25 3 1 Cho Sung-mo  South Korea 15:43.43
26 2 6 Juan Martín Pereyra  Argentina 15:53.29
27 1 5 Charnvudth Saengsri  Thailand 15:54.46
28 2 2 Moss Burmester  New Zealand 15:56.42
29 2 3 Nenad Buljan  Croatia 15:56.54
30 1 4 Giancarlo Zolezzi  Chile 16:00.52
31 4 6 Georgios Diamantidis  Greece 16:06.31
32 1 3 Saw Yi Khy  Malaysia 16:06.38
33 2 7 Xin Tong  China 16:10.43
34 2 1 Miguel Mendoza  Philippines 16:26.52

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 Grant Hackett  Australia 14:43.40 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Larsen Jensen  United States 14:45.29 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 David Davies  Great Britain 14:45.95 NR
4 5 Yuri Prilukov  Russia 14:52.48 NR
5 2 Spyridon Gianniotis  Greece 15:03.69
6 1 Graeme Smith  Great Britain 15:09.71
7 7 Dragoș Coman  Romania 15:10.21
8 8 Craig Stevens  Australia 15:13.66

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Whitten, Phillip (21 August 2004). "Hackett Sets Olympic Record in 1500, Just Nips Jensen, Davies". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 

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