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

Men's 200 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Aquatic Centre
DateAugust 18, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 19, 2004 (final)
Competitors50 from 42 nations
Winning time1:57.14 OR
Medalists
Gold medal  22x20px United States
Silver medal  22x20px United States
Bronze medal  [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TRI|22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] [[Template:Country IOC alias TRI at the 2004 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TRI]]
«20002008»
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

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

World record 23x15px Michael Phelps (USA) 1:55.94 College Park, United States 9 August 2003
Olympic record 22x20px 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 22x20px United States 1:58.52 OR
August 19 Final Michael Phelps 22x20px United States 1:57.14 OR

Results

Heats

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 3 László Cseh 22x20px Hungary 1:59.50 Q
2 7 4 Michael Phelps 22x20px United States 2:00.01 Q
3 5 4 George Bovell [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TRI|22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] [[Template:Country IOC alias TRI at the 2004 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TRI]] 2:00.65 Q
4 7 3 Jiro Miki 22x20px Japan 2:00.93 Q
5 7 5 Thiago Pereira 22x20px Brazil 2:01.12 Q
6 6 6 Alessio Boggiatto 22x20px Italy 2:01.30 Q
7 6 8 Dean Kent 22x20px New Zealand 2:01.31 Q
8 6 7 Vytautas Janušaitis 22x20px Lithuania 2:01.32 Q
9 7 6 Takahiro Mori 22x20px Japan 2:01.33 Q
10 6 4 Ryan Lochte 22x20px United States 2:01.41 Q
11 6 5 Massimiliano Rosolino 22x20px Italy 2:01.56 Q
12 7 2 Robin Francis 22x20px Great Britain 2:01.57 Q
13 6 2 Adrian Turner 22x20px Great Britain 2:01.73 Q
14 7 7 Tamás Kerékjártó 22x20px Hungary 2:01.75 Q
15 5 2 Oussama Mellouli 22x20px Tunisia 2:01.94 Q, AF
16 4 4 Ioannis Kokkodis 22x20px Greece 2:02.11 Q
17 7 1 Adam Lucas 22x20px Australia 2:02.12
18 4 3 Mihail Alexandrov 22x20px Bulgaria 2:02.39
19 6 1 Zhao Tao 22x20px China 2:02.41
20 5 5 Jani Sievinen 22x20px Finland 2:02.79
21 5 7 Christian Keller 22x20px Germany 2:02.93
22 4 5 Sergiy Sergeyev 22x20px Ukraine 2:03.26
23 4 8 Bradley Ally 22x20px Barbados 2:03.29
24 5 8 Wu Peng 22x20px China 2:03.60
25 4 7 Guntars Deičmans 22x20px Latvia 2:03.68
26 5 1 Diogo Yabe 22x20px Brazil 2:03.86
27 5 3 Justin Norris 22x20px Australia 2:03.87
28 5 6 Brian Johns 22x20px Canada 2:03.95
29 7 8 Alexei Zatsepine 22x20px Russia 2:04.11
30 4 6 Jeremy Knowles 22x20px Bahamas 2:04.22
31 3 6 Jacob Carstensen 22x20px Denmark 2:04.80
32 3 3 Kim Bang-Hyun 22x20px South Korea 2:05.06
33 3 2 Miguel Molina 22x20px Philippines 2:05.28
34 3 4 Krešimir Čač 22x20px Croatia 2:05.33
35 2 4 Raouf Benabid 22x20px Algeria 2:06.34
36 2 6 Hocine Haciane 22x20px Andorra 2:06.48
37 4 1 Darian Townsend 22x20px South Africa 2:07.04
38 2 3 Aleksandar Miladinovski 22x20px Macedonia 2:07.39
39 3 5 Andrei Zaharov 22x20px Moldova 2:07.40
40 3 1 Albert Christiadi Sutanto 22x20px Indonesia 2:07.55
41 2 1 Andrew Mackay 22x20px Cayman Islands 2:07.65
42 2 2 Oleg Pukhnatiy 22x20px Uzbekistan 2:08.24
43 3 7 Gary Tan 22x20px Singapore 2:08.44
44 2 7 Wu Nien-Pin 22x20px Chinese Taipei 2:08.72
45 1 4 Jorge Oliver 22x20px Puerto Rico 2:08.84
45 2 5 Orel Oral 22x20px Turkey 2:08.84
47 3 8 Malick Fall 22x20px Senegal 2:12.13
48 1 3 Georgios Dimitriadis 22x20px Cyprus 2:12.27
49 1 5 Yevgeniy Ryzhkov 22x20px Kazakhstan DSQ
50 4 2 Peter Mankoč 22x20px Slovenia DNS

Semifinals

Semifinal 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Michael Phelps 22x20px United States 1:58.52 Q, OR
2 2 Ryan Lochte 22x20px United States 1:59.58 Q
3 6 Vytautas Janušaitis 22x20px Lithuania 2:00.57 Q, NR
4 5 Jiro Miki 22x20px Japan 2:01.09 Q
5 3 Alessio Boggiatto 22x20px Italy 2:01.27
6 8 Ioannis Kokkodis 22x20px Greece 2:01.57
7 1 Tamás Kerékjártó 22x20px Hungary 2:01.89
8 7 Robin Francis 22x20px Great Britain 2:03.85

Semifinal 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 László Cseh 22x20px Hungary 1:59.65 Q
2 3 Thiago Pereira 22x20px Brazil 2:00.07 Q
3 5 George Bovell [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TRI|22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] [[Template:Country IOC alias TRI at the 2004 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TRI]] 2:00.31 Q
4 2 Takahiro Mori 22x20px Japan 2:00.57 Q
5 8 Oussama Mellouli 22x20px Tunisia 2:01.11 AF
6 7 Massimiliano Rosolino 22x20px Italy 2:01.29
7 6 Dean Kent 22x20px New Zealand 2:01.94
8 1 Adrian Turner 22x20px Great Britain 2:02.86

Final

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
File:Gold medal icon.svg 4 Michael Phelps 22x20px United States 1:57.14 OR
File:Silver medal icon.svg 5 Ryan Lochte 22x20px United States 1:58.78
File:Bronze medal icon.svg 2 George Bovell [[Image:Template:Country flag IOC alias TRI|22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] [[Template:Country IOC alias TRI at the 2004 Summer Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TRI]] 1:58.80 NR
4 3 László Cseh 22x20px Hungary 1:58.84
5 6 Thiago Pereira 22x20px Brazil 2:00.11
6 1 Takahiro Mori 22x20px Japan 2:00.60
7 7 Vytautas Janušaitis 22x20px Lithuania 2:01.28
8 8 Jiro Miki 22x20px Japan 2:02.16

References

  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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