Swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre freestyle

The men's 50 metre freestyle event at the 1992 Summer Olympics took place on 30 July at the Piscines Bernat Picornell in Barcelona, Spain.[1]

Men's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenuePiscines Bernat Picornell
Date30 July 1992 (heats & finals)
Competitors76 from 41 nations
Winning time21.91 OR
Medalists
Alexander Popov  Unified Team
Matt Biondi  United States
Tom Jager  United States

Records

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

World record Tom Jager (USA)21.81Nashville, United States24 March 1990
Olympic record Matt Biondi (USA)22.14Seoul, South Korea24 September 1988

The following records were established during the competition:

DateRoundNameNationalityTimeRecord
30 JulyFinal AAlexander Popov Unified Team21.91OR

Results

Heats

Rule: The eight fastest swimmers advance to final A (Q), while the next eight to final B (q).[2]

RankHeatLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
184Alexander Popov Unified Team22.21Q
2104Matt Biondi United States22.32Q
394Tom Jager United States22.45Q
4101Gennadiy Prigoda Unified Team22.57Q
593Peter Williams South Africa22.65Q
696Christophe Kalfayan France22.70Q
95Nils Rudolph GermanyQ
8105Mark Foster Great Britain22.72Q
985Raimundas Mažuolis Lithuania22.77q
1092Mark Pinger Germany22.88q
11103Pär Lindström Sweden22.92q
107René Gusperti Italyq
1383Darren Lange Australia23.01q
86Stéphan Caron Franceq, WD
1582Gustavo Borges Brazil23.10q
102Angus Waddell Australiaq
1787Dano Halsall Switzerland23.15q
1888Krzysztof Cwalina Poland23.20
19106Mike Fibbens Great Britain23.27
2065Stavros Michaelides Cyprus23.34
2191Allan Murray Bahamas23.35
2298Darryl Cronjé South Africa23.39
2316Mladen Kapor Independent Olympic Participants23.42
2472Ricardo Busquets Puerto Rico23.44
2574Stéfan Voléry Switzerland23.47
2675Nikos Paleokrassas Greece23.51
2778Rodrigo González Mexico23.52
2873Nikos Steliou Greece23.55
29108Franz Mortensen Denmark23.61
3055Janne Blomqvist Finland23.63
3181Indrek Sei Estonia23.68
3277Yoav Bruck Israel23.72
3362Enrico Linscheer Suriname23.74
3447Todd Torres Puerto Rico23.79
71Nicholas Sanders New Zealand
3676Paulo Trindade Portugal23.81
3761Mark Weldon New Zealand23.87
64Mohamed El-Azoul Egypt
3963Michael Wright Hong Kong23.90
4053Stephen Clarke Canada23.95
4157Teófilo Ferreira Brazil24.13
68Musa Bakare Nigeria
4354Pedro Lima Angola24.14
4451Geribryan Mewett Bermuda24.20
4552Ian Steed Raynor Bermuda24.23
4635Ivor Le Roux Zimbabwe24.32
4741Toshiaki Kurasawa Japan24.61
4843Laurent Alfred Virgin Islands24.66
4917Mouhamed Diop Senegal24.69
5066Frank Leskaj Albania24.72
5148Rhoderick McGown Zimbabwe24.75
5246Patrick Sagisi Guam24.78
5358Marc Verbeeck Belgium24.85
5424Adrian Romero Guam25.12
5534Plutarco Castellanos Honduras25.27
5642Kenneth Yeo Singapore25.29
5712Bruno N'Diaye Senegal25.35
5823Ivan Roberts Seychelles25.44
5933Wu Tat Cheung Hong Kong25.45
6032Andrés Sedano Guatemala25.53
6136Émile Lahoud Lebanon25.76
6225Mohamed Bin Abid United Arab Emirates25.79
6331Gustavo Bucaro Guatemala25.84
6437Ahmad Faraj United Arab Emirates25.91
6527Carl Probert Fiji26.31
6622Filippo Piva San Marino26.41
6726Roberto Pellandra San Marino26.51
6821Kenny Roberts Seychelles26.78
6911Gilles Coudray Republic of the Congo28.11
7014Foy Gordon Chung Fiji28.75
7115Ahmed Imthiyaz Maldives29.27
7213Mohamed Rasheed Maldives30.37
56Yves Clausse LuxembourgDSQ
45José Mossiane MozambiqueDSQ
44Tsutomu Nakano JapanDSQ
97Joakim Holmqvist SwedenDNS

Finals

[3]

Final B

RankLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
92Darren Lange Australia22.69
104Raimundas Mažuolis Lithuania22.71
115Mark Pinger Germany22.88
6Pär Lindström Sweden
131Gustavo Borges Brazil23.01
143René Gusperti Italy23.04
157Angus Waddell Australia23.06
168Dano Halsall Switzerland23.18

Final A

RankLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
4Alexander Popov Unified Team21.91OR
5Matt Biondi United States22.09
3Tom Jager United States22.30
42Peter Williams South Africa22.50
1Christophe Kalfayan France
68Mark Foster Great Britain22.52
76Gennadiy Prigoda Unified Team22.54
87Nils Rudolph Germany22.73

References

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