Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

The men's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 1968 Summer Olympics took place between 21 and 22 October.[1] This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

Medalists

GoldFelipe Muñoz
 Mexico
SilverVladimir Kosinsky
 Soviet Union
BronzeBrian Job
 United States

Results

Heats

Heat 1

RankAthleteCountryTimeNote
1Bill Mahony Canada2:36.4
2Ian O'Brien Australia2:36.8
Theo Bolkart West Germany
4Thomas Aretz West Germany2:39.0
5José Sylvio Fiolo Brazil2:42.1
6Nicolas Gilliard Switzerland2:44.0
7Rafael Hernández Rojas Mexico2:44.8
8Eduardo Moreno Mexico2:46.7

Heat 2

RankAthleteCountryTimeNote
1Philip Long United States2:33.1
2Egon Henninger East Germany2:34.2
3Michael Günther West Germany2:40.7
4Alberto Forelli Argentina2:41.7
5Roger Roberts Great Britain2:42.2
6Leiknir Jónsson Iceland2:48.8

Heat 3

RankAthleteCountryTimeNote
1Vladimir Kosinsky Soviet Union2:31.9
2Nobutaka Taguchi Japan2:35.5
3Ken Merten United States2:37.0
4Liam Ball Ireland2:39.8
5José Durán Spain2:40.3
6Józef Klukowski Poland2:41.6
7Gershon Shefa Israel2:42.6
8Abel Muñoz El Salvador3:02.8

Heat 4

RankAthleteCountryTimeNote
1Brian Job United States2:31.5
2Nikolay Pankin Soviet Union2:33.1
3Osamu Tsurumine Japan2:33.9
4Ladislau Koszta Romania2:36.4
5Osvaldo Boretto Argentina2:38.8
6Stuart Roberts Great Britain2:39.1
7Slavko Kurbanović Yugoslavia2:39.9
8Yohan Kende Israel2:44.3

Heat 5

RankAthleteCountryTimeNote
1Felipe Muñoz Mexico2:31.1
2Yevhen Mykhailov Soviet Union2:32.8
3Klaus Katzur East Germany2:36.2
4Thomas Johnsson Sweden2:38.0
5Amman Jalmaani Philippines2:42.6
6Ivan Gomina Colombia2:45.0

Final

RankAthleteCountryTimeNotes
Felipe Muñoz Mexico2:28.7
Vladimir Kosinsky Soviet Union2:29.2
Brian Job United States2:29.9
4Nikolay Pankin Soviet Union2:30.3
5Yevgeny Mikhaylov Soviet Union2:32.8
6Egon Henninger East Germany2:33.2
7Philip Long United States2:33.6
8Osamu Tsurumine Japan2:34.9

References

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