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

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Men's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 18, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 19, 2004 (final)
Competitors 50 from 42 nations
Winning time 1:57.14 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Phelps  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ryan Lochte  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) George Bovell  Trinidad and Tobago
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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 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 18 and 19.[1]

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps blasted his own Olympic record of 1:57.14 to claim his fourth career gold medal in swimming. Coming from fifth place in the final turn, Phelps' teammate Ryan Lochte powered home with a silver in 1:58.78. Meanwhile, George Bovell held off Hungary's László Cseh by four hundredths of a second (0.04) to give Trinidad and Tobago its first ever swimming medal, in a Commonwealth record of 1:58.80.[2][3][4]

Earlier in the semifinals, Phelps posted a new Olympic record of 1:58.52, previously set by Italian swimmer and defending Olympic champion Massimiliano Rosolino in Sydney four years earlier. Rosolino, along with his teammate Alessio Boggiatto, failed to reach the top 8 final with a tenth and eleventh-place effort. Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli, who placed fifth in the 400 m individual medley, also missed the cut, but set an African record of 2:01.11.[5]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Michael Phelps (USA) 1:55.94 College Park, United States 9 August 2003
Olympic record  Massimiliano Rosolino (ITA) 1:58.98 Sydney, Australia 21 September 2000

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 18 Semifinal 1 Michael Phelps  United States 1:58.52 OR
August 19 Final Michael Phelps  United States 1:57.14 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 3 László Cseh  Hungary 1:59.50 Q
2 7 4 Michael Phelps  United States 2:00.01 Q
3 5 4 George Bovell  Trinidad and Tobago 2:00.65 Q
4 7 3 Jiro Miki  Japan 2:00.93 Q
5 7 5 Thiago Pereira  Brazil 2:01.12 Q
6 6 6 Alessio Boggiatto  Italy 2:01.30 Q
7 6 8 Dean Kent  New Zealand 2:01.31 Q
8 6 7 Vytautas Janušaitis  Lithuania 2:01.32 Q
9 7 6 Takahiro Mori  Japan 2:01.33 Q
10 6 4 Ryan Lochte  United States 2:01.41 Q
11 6 5 Massimiliano Rosolino  Italy 2:01.56 Q
12 7 2 Robin Francis  Great Britain 2:01.57 Q
13 6 2 Adrian Turner  Great Britain 2:01.73 Q
14 7 7 Tamás Kerékjártó  Hungary 2:01.75 Q
15 5 2 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 2:01.94 Q, AF
16 4 4 Ioannis Kokkodis  Greece 2:02.11 Q
17 7 1 Adam Lucas  Australia 2:02.12
18 4 3 Mihail Alexandrov  Bulgaria 2:02.39
19 6 1 Zhao Tao  China 2:02.41
20 5 5 Jani Sievinen  Finland 2:02.79
21 5 7 Christian Keller  Germany 2:02.93
22 4 5 Sergiy Sergeyev  Ukraine 2:03.26
23 4 8 Bradley Ally  Barbados 2:03.29
24 5 8 Wu Peng  China 2:03.60
25 4 7 Guntars Deičmans  Latvia 2:03.68
26 5 1 Diogo Yabe  Brazil 2:03.86
27 5 3 Justin Norris  Australia 2:03.87
28 5 6 Brian Johns  Canada 2:03.95
29 7 8 Alexei Zatsepine  Russia 2:04.11
30 4 6 Jeremy Knowles  Bahamas 2:04.22
31 3 6 Jacob Carstensen  Denmark 2:04.80
32 3 3 Kim Bang-hyun  South Korea 2:05.06
33 3 2 Miguel Molina  Philippines 2:05.28
34 3 4 Krešimir Čač  Croatia 2:05.33
35 2 4 Raouf Benabid  Algeria 2:06.34
36 2 6 Hocine Haciane  Andorra 2:06.48
37 4 1 Darian Townsend  South Africa 2:07.04
38 2 3 Aleksandar Miladinovski  Macedonia 2:07.39
39 3 5 Andrei Zaharov  Moldova 2:07.40
40 3 1 Albert Christiadi Sutanto  Indonesia 2:07.55
41 2 1 Andrew Mackay  Cayman Islands 2:07.65
42 2 2 Oleg Pukhnatiy  Uzbekistan 2:08.24
43 3 7 Gary Tan  Singapore 2:08.44
44 2 7 Wu Nien-pin  Chinese Taipei 2:08.72
45 1 4 Jorge Oliver  Puerto Rico 2:08.84
2 5 Orel Oral  Turkey
47 3 8 Malick Fall  Senegal 2:12.13
48 1 3 Georgios Dimitriadis  Cyprus 2:12.27
49 1 5 Yevgeniy Ryzhkov  Kazakhstan DSQ
50 4 2 Peter Mankoč  Slovenia DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Michael Phelps  United States 1:58.52 Q, OR
2 2 Ryan Lochte  United States 1:59.58 Q
3 6 Vytautas Janušaitis  Lithuania 2:00.57 Q, NR
4 5 Jiro Miki  Japan 2:01.09 Q
5 3 Alessio Boggiatto  Italy 2:01.27
6 8 Ioannis Kokkodis  Greece 2:01.57
7 1 Tamás Kerékjártó  Hungary 2:01.89
8 7 Robin Francis  Great Britain 2:03.85

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 László Cseh  Hungary 1:59.65 Q
2 3 Thiago Pereira  Brazil 2:00.07 Q
3 5 George Bovell  Trinidad and Tobago 2:00.31 Q
4 2 Takahiro Mori  Japan 2:00.57 Q
5 8 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 2:01.11 AF
6 7 Massimiliano Rosolino  Italy 2:01.29
7 6 Dean Kent  New Zealand 2:01.94
8 1 Adrian Turner  Great Britain 2:02.86

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Michael Phelps  United States 1:57.14 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Ryan Lochte  United States 1:58.78
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2 George Bovell  Trinidad and Tobago 1:58.80 NR
4 3 László Cseh  Hungary 1:58.84
5 6 Thiago Pereira  Brazil 2:00.11
6 1 Takahiro Mori  Japan 2:00.60
7 7 Vytautas Janušaitis  Lithuania 2:01.28
8 8 Jiro Miki  Japan 2:02.16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Whitten, Phillip (20 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Cruises to Gold Medal #4 in the 200 IM, Lochte Takes the Silver, Bovell Wins First Swimming Medal for Trinidad". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Simon, Nigel (20 August 2004). "Bovell III bags Athens 200 IM bronze in 2004". Guardian Media Limited. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Phelps wins 4th gold at Athens Olympics". People's Daily. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Michael (19 August 2004). "Michael Phelps Qualifies Fastest for 200 Individual Medley". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 

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