Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre freestyle

The men's 50 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Summer Olympics was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 19 and 20.[1]

Men's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Aquatic Centre
DatesAugust 19, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 20, 2004 (final)
Competitors86 from 78 nations
Winning time21.93
Medalists
Gary Hall Jr.  United States
Duje Draganja  Croatia
Roland Mark Schoeman  South Africa

United States' Gary Hall Jr. defended his Olympic title in the event in 21.93, just two hundredths of a second off the record set by Alexander Popov in 1992.[2] The silver medal was awarded to Croatia's Duje Draganja, who placed behind Hall in 21.94. South Africa's Roland Mark Schoeman completed his full set of medals by adding a bronze in 22.02.[3]

Defending bronze medalist Pieter van den Hoogenband of the Netherlands (22.56), and dual Olympic champion Alexander Popov of Russia (22.58) missed the semifinals.[4] By the following year, Popov announced his retirement from swimming, and became a full-time member of the International Olympic Committee.

Eleven first round heats were raced, comprising a total of 86 swimmers. The fastest 16 swimmers from this group qualified to move on to the semifinals stage.[5] After the heats had been raced, the cut-off time was 22.53 seconds. The 16 swimmers who advanced then raced in two semifinals of eight swimmers each, the results being pooled and the fastest eight swimmers advancing to the final.[5] The cut-off time to proceed into the final was 22.19 seconds.

Records

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

World record Alexander Popov (RUS)21.64Moscow, Russia16 June 2000
Olympic record Alexander Popov (EUN)21.91Barcelona, Spain30 July 1992

Results

Heats

RankHeatLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
1114Gary Hall Jr. United States22.04Q
2108Frédérick Bousquet France22.24Q
393Bartosz Kizierowski Poland22.26Q
118Salim Iles AlgeriaQ, NR
585Duje Draganja Croatia22.28Q
696Julien Sicot France22.30Q
794Jason Lezak United States22.33Q
8115Roland Mark Schoeman South Africa22.41Q
112Oleksandr Volynets UkraineQ
1092Brett Hawke Australia22.42Q
111Stefan Nystrand SwedenQ
1284Ricardo Busquets Puerto Rico22.45Q
1382Karel Novy Switzerland22.51Q
1495Javier Noriega Spain22.52Q
107Fernando Scherer BrazilQ
16116Lyndon Ferns South Africa22.53Q
17113Pieter van den Hoogenband Netherlands22.56
18103Johan Kenkhuis Netherlands22.58
104Alexander Popov Russia
86Rafed El-Masri Syria
2171Rolandas Gimbutis Lithuania22.59
22102Lorenzo Vismara Italy22.70
23105Eduardo Lorente Spain22.71
2473Apostolos Tsagkarakis Greece22.72
2591Michele Scarica Italy22.80
26117Ashley Callus Australia22.82
2797José Meolans Argentina22.90
28106Vyacheslav Shyrshov Ukraine22.96
2998Andrey Kapralov Russia22.97
30101Matthew Rose Canada23.01
3176Milorad Čavić Serbia and Montenegro23.05
3262Krisztián Takács Hungary23.12
3361Stanislau Neviarouski Belarus23.13
3487Marcos Hernández Cuba23.19
3572Lee Chung-hee South Korea23.20
3677Camilo Becerra Colombia23.23
74Pedro Silva Portugal
57Ravil Nachaev Uzbekistan
3968Kaan Tayla Turkey23.26
4054Carl Probert Fiji23.31
4175Jere Hård Finland23.33
4273Chen Zuo China23.41
4363Julio Santos Ecuador23.43
56Joshua Laban Virgin Islands
4564Chrysanthos Papachrysanthou Cyprus23.51
4651Allen Ong Malaysia23.52
66Arwut Chinnapasaen Thailand
4867Wang Shao-an Chinese Taipei23.54
4965Danil Haustov Estonia23.56
5044José Mafio Uruguay23.58
5145Jevon Atkinson Jamaica23.61
5252Raichin Antonov Bulgaria23.67
5346Rodrigo Díaz Guatemala23.69
5455Örn Arnarson Iceland23.84
5558Oleg Shteynikov Kazakhstan23.88
5643Terrence Haynes Barbados23.90
5748Abed Rahman Kaaki Lebanon24.68
5842Gregory Arkhurst Ivory Coast24.82
47Mauricio Prudencio Bolivia
6041Alois Dansou Benin24.86
6114Emile Rony Bakale Republic of the Congo25.07
6235Chris Hackel Mauritius25.33
6313Ahmed Mohamed Jewel Bangladesh25.47
6434Cole Shade Sule Cameroon26.16
6533Johnathan Steele Grenada26.40
6636Kreshnik Gjata Albania26.61
53Semen Danilov Kyrgyzstan
6824Anderson Bonabart Federated States of Micronesia26.75
6912Ibrahim Maliki Niger26.81
7038Hem Kiri Cambodia27.49
7132Khaled Ghezzawi Libya27.55
7223Hojamamed Hojamamedov Turkmenistan27.68
7331Hassan Mubah Maldives27.71
7417Donnie Defreitas Saint Vincent and the Grenadines27.72
7537Edgar Luberenga Uganda27.77
7615Abdourahamane Diawara Guinea28.10
7725Bounthanom Vongphachanh Laos28.17
7827Leonce Sekama Rwanda28.99
7916David Keita Mali29.96
8022Mohamed Saad Yemen29.97
8126Mamadou Ouedraogo Burkina Faso30.36
8228Malique Williams Antigua and Barbuda32.86
8321Yona Walesi Malawi34.11
81Luis Rojas VenezuelaDNS
83Peter Mankoč SloveniaDNS
88George Bovell Trinidad and TobagoDNS

Semifinals

Semifinal 1

RankLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
16Roland Mark Schoeman South Africa21.99Q, AF
22Brett Hawke Australia22.07Q
35Salim Iles Algeria22.16Q, NR
43Julien Sicot France22.26
54Frédérick Bousquet France22.29
61Javier Noriega Spain22.36
78Lyndon Ferns South Africa22.46
87Ricardo Busquets Puerto Rico22.52

Semifinal 2

RankLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
16Jason Lezak United States22.12Q
22Gary Hall Jr. United States22.18Q
4Stefan Nystrand SwedenQ
7Oleksandr Volynets UkraineQ
53Duje Draganja Croatia22.19Q
65Bartosz Kizierowski Poland22.22
78Fernando Scherer Brazil22.27
81Karel Novy Switzerland22.63

Final

RankLaneNameNationalityTimeNotes
2Gary Hall Jr. United States21.93
8Duje Draganja Croatia21.94
4Roland Mark Schoeman South Africa22.02
41Stefan Nystrand Sweden22.08
53Jason Lezak United States22.11
65Brett Hawke Australia22.18
77Oleksandr Volynets Ukraine22.26
86Salim Iles Algeria22.37

References

  1. "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  2. Harris, Beth (21 August 2004). "Defiant Hall wins 50m free". Associated Press. Washington Times. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
  3. Thomas, Stephen (20 August 2004). "Hall Does it Again, Repeats as 50 Free Champ". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  4. Thomas, Stephen (19 August 2004). "Men's 50 Freestyle Prelims Day 6: Hall Splashes a Hot 22.04, Fastest Qualifier; Lezak Makes This One but Popov, Hoogie Bow Out". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  5. "Beginner's guide to swimming". BBC Sport. 15 April 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007.
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