Swimming at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay

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Men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay
at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships
Dates May 26, 2012 (heats and final)
Competitors 51 from 12 nations
Winning time 7:09.17
Medalists
gold medal     Germany
silver medal     Italy
bronze medal     Hungary
2012 LEN
European Championships

Eindhoven, Netherlands
Debrecen, Hungary
Diving
Individual
1 m men women
3 m men women
10 m men women
Synchronised
3 m men women
10 m men women
Team team
Swimming
Freestyle
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
Backstroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
50 m men women
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
Synchronised swimming
Individual Solo Duet
Team Team Combination

The men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay competition of the swimming events at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships took place May 26.[1]

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing world, European and championship records were as follows.

Nation Time Location Date
World record  United States 6:58.55 Rome July 31, 2009
European record  Russia 6:59.15 Rome July 31, 2009
Championship record  Russia 7:06.71 Budapest August 14, 2010

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

12 nations participated in 2 heats.[2]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 7 Alex Di Giorgio
Marco Belotti
Gianluca Maglia
Samuel Pizzetti
 Italy 7:15.67 Q
2 1 5 Tim Wallburger
Dimitri Colupaev
Clemens Rapp
Paul Biedermann
 Germany 7:15.77 Q
3 1 2 Dominik Kozma
Gergő Kis
Péter Bernek
László Cseh
 Hungary 7:18.84 Q
4 2 6 Yoris Grandjean
Glenn Surgeloose
Louis Croenen
Pieter Timmers
 Belgium 7:19.48 Q
5 1 4 Stefan Šorak
Dorde Marković
Velimir Stjepanović
Radovan Siljevski
 Serbia 7:19.91 Q, NR
6 2 4 Pavel Medvetskiy
Alexander Selin
Evgeny Kulikov
Viacheslav Andrusenko
 Russia 7:22.44 Q
7 2 2 David Karasek
Dominik Meichtry
Alexandre Liess
Jean-Baptiste Febo
  Switzerland 7:22.48 Q
8 1 3 David Brandl
Christian Scherübl
Markus Rogan
Dinko Jukić
 Austria 7:23.75 Q
9 2 3 Tiago Venâncio
Diogo Carvalho
Luis Emanuel Vaz
Mario Alexandre Pereira
 Portugal 7:24.22
10 1 6 Michal Poprawa
Radoslaw Bor
Filip Bujoczek
Pawel Werner
 Poland 7:24.93
11 1 7 Tomas Havránek
Martin Verner
Květoslav Svoboda
Jan Sefl
 Czech Republic 7:27.47
12 2 5 Gard Kvale
Marco Aldabe-Bomstad
Ole Martin Ree
Sindri Thor Jakobsson
 Norway 7:33.64

Final[edit]

The final was held at 18:48.[3]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Paul Biedermann
Dimitri Colupaev
Clemens Rapp
Tim Wallburger
 Germany 7:09.17
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Gianluca Maglia
Riccardo Maestri
Samuel Pizzetti
Filippo Magnini
 Italy 7:13.10
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Dominik Kozma
Gergő Kis
Péter Bernek
László Cseh
 Hungary 7:13.60
4 6 Dieter Dekoninck
Glenn Surgeloose
Louis Croenen
Pieter Timmers
 Belgium 7:15.58 NR
5 8 David Brandl
Markus Rogan
Christian Scherübl
Dinko Jukić
 Austria 7:19.32
6 7 Viacheslav Andrusenko
Pavel Medvetskiy
Alexander Selin
Evgeny Kulikov
 Russia 7:19.45
7 2 Dorde Marković
Stefan Šorak
Velimir Stjepanović
Radovan Siljevski
 Serbia 7:20.20
8 1 David Karasek
Dominik Meichtry
Alexandre Liess
Jean-Baptiste Febo
  Switzerland 7:22.30 NR

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