Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre freestyle

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Men's 200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue London Aquatics Centre
Date July 29, 2012 (heats &
semifinals)
July 30, 2012 (final)
Competitors 41 from 29 nations
Winning time 1:43.14
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yannick Agnel  France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sun Yang  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Park Tae-Hwan  South Korea
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Swimming at the
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Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
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
Marathon
10 km men women

The men's 200 metre freestyle event at the 2012 Summer Olympics took place on 29–30 July at the London Aquatics Centre in London, United Kingdom.[1]

After overhauling the Americans in the 4x100 freestyle relay with a stunning anchor leg, France's Yannick Agnel pulled away from a star-studded field by over a full body length to earn his second Olympic gold in swimming at these Games. Billed as the "Race of the Century", he came up again with a spectacular swim on the final stretch to hit the wall first in 1:43.14, posting a textile best in the process and moving rapidly to third in the world's all time rankings.[2][3] Meanwhile, South Korea's Park Tae-Hwan and China's Sun Yang tied for the silver medal in a matching time of 1:44.93, following a dramatic rivalry in the 400 m freestyle final two days earlier.[4][5]

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, the reigning world champion, missed the podium by 11-hundredths of a second with a fourth-place time in 1:45.04.[6][7] Germany's world-record holder Paul Biedermann faded down the stretch to pick up a fifth spot in 1:45.53, edging out British home favorite Robbie Renwick by a full body length with a highly-creditable, sixth-place effort (1:46.53).[8][9] Australia's Thomas Fraser-Holmes (1:46.93) and Russia's Danila Izotov (1:47.75) also vied for an Olympic medal to round out the stellar championship field.[5]

Notable swimmers missed out the final roster featuring Lochte's teammate Ricky Berens, who replaced Michael Phelps to fill out the slot for the Americans but placed ninth (1:46.87); and Switzerland's Dominik Meichtry, a sixth-place finalist in Beijing four years earlier, who finished fifteenth in the semifinals (1:48.25).[10]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Paul Biedermann (GER) 1:42.00 Rome, Italy 28 July 2009
Olympic record  Michael Phelps (USA) 1:42.96 Beijing, China 12 August 2008

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

[14]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 5 Sun Yang  China 1:46.24 Q
2 5 4 Ryan Lochte  United States 1:46.45 Q
3 6 4 Yannick Agnel  France 1:46.60 Q
4 4 5 Danila Izotov  Russia 1:46.61 Q
5 6 5 Park Tae-Hwan  South Korea 1:46.79 Q
6 4 2 Robert Renwick  Great Britain 1:46.86 Q
7 6 2 Kenrick Monk  Australia 1:46.94 Q
8 5 3 Ricky Berens  United States 1:47.07 Q
9 5 7 Dominik Kozma  Hungary 1:47.18 Q
10 4 4 Paul Biedermann  Germany 1:47.27 Q
11 6 3 Sebastiaan Verschuren  Netherlands 1:47.31 Q
12 4 3 Grégory Mallet  France 1:47.39 Q
13 6 6 Thomas Fraser-Holmes  Australia 1:47.50 Q
14 5 2 Brett Fraser  Cayman Islands 1:47.74 Q
15 6 7 Artem Lobuzov  Russia 1:47.91 Q
16 4 6 Dominik Meichtry  Switzerland 1:47.97 Q
17 3 3 Blake Worsley  Canada 1:48.14
18 6 1 Matthew Stanley  New Zealand 1:48.19
19 4 1 Ieuan Lloyd  Great Britain 1:48.52
20 6 8 Shaune Fraser  Cayman Islands 1:48.53
21 3 4 Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or  Israel 1:48.60
22 3 5 Cristian Quintero Valero  Venezuela 1:48.71
23 5 6 Li Yunqi  China 1:48.72
24 4 7 Clemens Rapp  Germany 1:48.75
25 3 7 Glenn Surgeloose  Belgium 1:48.77
26 5 8 Benjamin Hockin  Paraguay 1:48.91
27 3 2 David Brandl  Austria 1:49.00
5 1 Dion Dreesens  Netherlands
29 4 8 Marco Belotti  Italy 1:49.14
30 3 6 Ahmed Mathlouthi  Tunisia 1:49.68
31 2 5 Matias Koski  Finland 1:49.84
32 2 4 Radovan Siljevski  Serbia 1:51.40
33 2 2 Mario Montoya  Costa Rica 1:51.66
34 2 3 Sebastián Jahnsen Madico  Peru 1:52.36
35 3 8 Tiago Venâncio  Portugal 1:52.36
36 2 6 Jessie Lacuna  Philippines 1:52.91
37 1 4 Nicholas Schwab  Dominican Republic 1:53.41 NR
38 2 7 Raul Martinez Colomer  Puerto Rico 1:54.23
39 1 5 Mathieu Marquet  Mauritius 1:58.91
40 1 3 Anderson Lim  Brunei 2:02.26 NR
41 3 1 Mads Glæsner  Denmark DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Paul Biedermann  Germany 1:46.10 Q
2 4 Ryan Lochte  United States 1:46.31 Q
3 3 Robbie Renwick  Great Britain 1:46.65 Q
5 Danila Izotov  Russia Q
5 6 Ricky Berens  United States 1:46.87
6 1 Brett Fraser  Cayman Islands 1:47.01
7 7 Grégory Mallet  France 1:47.56
8 8 Dominik Meichtry  Switzerland 1:48.25

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Sun Yang  China 1:45.61 Q
2 5 Yannick Agnel  France 1:45.84 Q
3 3 Park Tae-Hwan  South Korea 1:46.02 Q
4 1 Thomas Fraser-Holmes  Australia 1:46.80 Q
5 2 Dominik Kozma  Hungary 1:46.93
6 7 Sebastiaan Verschuren  Netherlands 1:46.95
7 6 Kenrick Monk  Australia 1:47.38
8 8 Artem Lobuzov  Russia 1:48.26

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Yannick Agnel  France 1:43.14 NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Sun Yang  China 1:44.93 NR
3 Park Tae-Hwan  South Korea
4 2 Ryan Lochte  United States 1:45.04
5 6 Paul Biedermann  Germany 1:45.53
6 1 Robbie Renwick  Great Britain 1:46.53
7 8 Thomas Fraser-Holmes  Australia 1:46.93
8 7 Danila Izotov  Russia 1:47.75

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b "2012 London Olympics: Yannick Agnel Earns Second Gold of Meet With 200 Free Triumph; Posts Textile Best; Lochte Out of the Medals". Swimming World Magazine. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ryan Lochte finishes fourth in 200-meter freestyle at London Olympics, France's Yannick Agnel wins gold". New York Daily News. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Clarey, Christopher (30 July 2012). "Agnel Outduels Lochte Again as French Savor Early Success". New York Times. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Agnel claims gold in 200m freestyle as Renwick trails home in sixth". Daily Mail. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Spofforth, Tancock, and Renwick miss out". Team GB. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "2012 London Olympics: Sun Yang, Yannick Agnel Post 1:45s to Lead Men's 200 Free Semis; Lochte 5th". Swimming World Magazine. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  11. ^ Dillman, Lisa (29 July 2009). "Suit case: German ends Phelps' reign". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  12. ^ Jeffery, Nicole (29 July 2009). "Paul Biedermann beats Michael Phelps in 200m freestyle". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Phelps breaks 200 free world record by nearly a second". ESPN. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Men's 200m Freestyle – Heats". London 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 

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