Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre butterfly

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Men's 200 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 16, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 17, 2004 (final)
Competitors 39 from 34 nations
Winning time 1:54.04 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Phelps  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Takashi Yamamoto  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Stephen Parry  Great Britain
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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 200 metre butterfly event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 16 and 17.[1]

After finishing fifth in Sydney four years earlier, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps added a second gold to his collection. He touched the wall first in 1:54.04, just 0.11 of a second under his own world record. Japan's Takashi Yamamoto earned a silver medal in an Asian record of 1:54.56. Stephen Parry ended Great Britain's 8-year medal drought with a bronze in 1:55.52.[2][3] Parry also put his teammate Melanie Marshall on the spot to fulfill her promise of shaving her head if the Brits won a single swimming medal in Athens.[4]

Meanwhile, Poland's Paweł Korzeniowski pulled off a fourth-place effort in a national record of 1:56.00. Defending Olympic champion Tom Malchow rounded out the final to eighth place in 1:57.48, matching his semifinal time in the process.[2]

Other notable swimmers missed the top 8 final, featuring Denys Sylantyev (Ukraine), Justin Norris (Australia), Franck Esposito (France), and Anatoly Polyakov (Russia).[5]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Michael Phelps (USA) 1:53.93 Barcelona, Spain 22 July 2003
Olympic record  Tom Malchow (USA) 1:55.35 Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 17 Final Michael Phelps  United States 1:54.04 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 3 Takashi Yamamoto  Japan 1:57.36 Q
5 4 Michael Phelps  United States Q
3 5 5 Paweł Korzeniowski  Poland 1:57.45 Q
4 3 4 Tom Malchow  United States 1:57.75 Q
5 3 6 Wu Peng  China 1:57.96 Q
6 5 3 Justin Norris  Australia 1:58.05 Q
7 4 4 Franck Esposito  France 1:58.12 Q
5 6 Ioan Gherghel  Romania Q
4 2 Anatoly Polyakov  Russia Q
10 5 1 Moss Burmester  New Zealand 1:58.13 Q
11 3 7 Nikolay Skvortsov  Russia 1:58.18 Q
12 4 5 Takeshi Matsuda  Japan 1:58.23 Q
13 5 8 Juan Veloz  Mexico 1:58.32 Q
14 3 2 Sergiy Advena  Ukraine 1:58.41 Q
15 3 3 Denys Sylantyev  Ukraine 1:58.44 Q
16 3 5 Stephen Parry  Great Britain 1:58.88 Q
17 4 6 Travis Nederpelt  Australia 1:58.93
18 5 2 Helge Meeuw  Germany 1:58.96
19 5 7 Kaio Almeida  Brazil 1:59.23
20 3 1 Jeremy Knowles  Bahamas 1:59.32
21 4 7 Ioannis Drymonakos  Greece 1:59.42
3 8 Andrew Livingston  Puerto Rico
23 2 4 Nathaniel O'Brien  Canada 2:00.12
24 2 3 Jeong Doo-hee  South Korea 2:00.96
25 4 1 Dávid Kolozár  Hungary 2:01.89
26 2 6 Georgi Palazov  Bulgaria 2:02.15
27 2 8 Zoran Lazarovski  Macedonia 2:02.26
28 4 8 Juan Pablo Valdivieso  Peru 2:02.79
29 1 4 Gastón Rodríguez  Argentina 2:04.01
30 2 7 Paulius Andrijauskas  Lithuania 2:04.64
31 2 5 Vladan Marković  Serbia and Montenegro 2:04.77
32 2 2 Aghiles Slimani  Algeria 2:04.93
33 1 3 Donny Utomo  Indonesia 2:05.71
34 1 7 Roy Barahona  Honduras 2:05.99
35 1 2 Sergio Cabrera  Paraguay 2:06.15
36 2 1 Yeh Tzu-cheng  Chinese Taipei 2:06.41
37 1 5 James Walsh  Philippines 2:06.76
38 1 1 Bertrand Bristol  Seychelles 2:09.07
39 1 6 Sergey Pankov  Uzbekistan 2:13.06

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 Stephen Parry  Great Britain 1:55.57 Q
2 4 Michael Phelps  United States 1:55.65 Q
3 5 Tom Malchow  United States 1:57.48 Q
4 6 Anatoly Polyakov  Russia 1:57.58
5 3 Justin Norris  Australia 1:57.96
6 2 Moss Burmester  New Zealand 1:58.09
7 1 Sergiy Advena  Ukraine 1:58.11
8 7 Takeshi Matsuda  Japan 1:58.13

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Paweł Korzeniowski  Poland 1:56.40 Q
2 4 Takashi Yamamoto  Japan 1:56.69 Q
3 3 Wu Peng  China 1:56.81 Q
4 2 Ioan Gherghel  Romania 1:57.31 Q
5 7 Nikolay Skvortsov  Russia 1:57.37 Q
6 8 Denys Sylantyev  Ukraine 1:57.93
7 6 Franck Esposito  France 1:59.00
8 1 Juan Veloz  Mexico 1:59.78

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Michael Phelps  United States 1:54.04 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Takashi Yamamoto  Japan 1:54.56 AS
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 Stephen Parry  Great Britain 1:55.52
4 3 Paweł Korzeniowski  Poland 1:56.00 NR
5 7 Ioan Gherghel  Romania 1:56.10
6 2 Wu Peng  China 1:56.28
7 1 Nikolay Skvortsov  Russia 1:57.14
8 8 Tom Malchow  United States 1:57.48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Stephen (17 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Takes his Second Gold in the 200 Fly – Misses World Record by Just 0.11 of a Second". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Two more golds for Phelps". China Daily. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Parry wins butterfly bronze". BBC Sport. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Whitten, Phillip (16 August 2004). "Britain's Stephen Parry Tops Semis in Men's 200 Fly; USA's Phelps, Malchow Qualify for Final". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 

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