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400 metres Freestyle, Men

Date28 July 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationLondon Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Participants28 from 23 countries

The defending Olympic champion and 2011 World Champion was Korean Park Tae-Hwan, although in the heats he was disqualified for a false start, but the Korean authorities appealed that decision and Park was reinstated and his time qualified him for the final. With him back in the final, he was favored, with his biggest challenger expected to be China’s Sun Yang, who had been second to Park at the 2011 Worlds, and won World titles that year at 800 and 1,500 metres. In the final Park took the lead from the start, but Sun remained close throughout. At 300 metres, Sun had pulled even and was much stronger over the final 100, finishing in 3:40.14 for an Olympic record and the gold medal, with Park trailing well back in 3:42.06 for the silver medal. American Peter Vanderkaay, who had been fourth at Beijing and the last two World Championships, had started slowly but finished well to earn the bronze medal. Sun’s time of 3:40.14 was the third fastest ever recorded, trailing only Paul Biedermann’s world record of 3:40.07 and the former world record, and textile best, set by Ian Thorpe with 3:40.08.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Sun YangCHNGold
2Park Tae-HwanKORSilver
3Peter VanderkaayUSABronze
4Hao YunCHN
5Conor DwyerUSA
6Gergő KisHUN
7David CarryGBR
8Ryan NapoleonAUS
9Ryan CochraneCAN
10Pál JoensenDEN
11Robbie RenwickGBR
12Mads GlæsnerDEN
13Paul BiedermannGER
14David McKeonAUS
15Matt StanleyNZL
16Cristian QuinteroVEN
17Serhiy FrolovUKR
18Samuel PizzettiITA
19Dominik MeichtrySUI
=20Yegor DegtyaryovRUS
=20Mateusz SawrymowiczPOL
22Matias KoskiFIN
23Đorđe MarkovićSRB
24Juan Martín PereyraARG
25Heerden HermanRSA
26Mateo de AnguloCOL
27Ahmed GebrelPLE
28Allan GutiérrezHON

Round One (28 July 2012 — 10:52)

Fastest eight swimmers advanced to final

Heat One (10:52)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeRT50 m Time50 m Rank100 m Time100 m Rank150 m Time150 m Rank200 m Time200 m Rank250 m Time250 m Rank300 m Time300 m Rank350 m Time350 m Rank50-100T(R)100-150T(R)150-200T(R)200-250T(R)250-300T(R)300-350T(R)350-400T(R)
1Mateusz SawrymowiczPOL3:53.330.7628.21257.7311:27.4511:57.1012:26.6512:56.0613:25.32129.5229.7229.6529.5529.4129.2628.01
2Mateo de AnguloCOL3:57.760.6127.88157.9121:27.9421:58.1322:28.3322:58.8623:28.77230.0330.0330.1930.2030.5329.9128.99
3Ahmed GebrelPLE4:08.510.7828.28358.6231:29.5342:01.0342:32.6443:04.6743:36.93430.3430.9131.5031.6132.0332.2631.58
4Allan GutiérrezHON4:09.100.7128.42458.6541:29.5232:00.6832:31.8233:03.7933:36.20330.2330.8731.1631.1431.9732.4132.90

Heat Two (10:58)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeRT50 m Time50 m Rank100 m Time100 m Rank150 m Time150 m Rank200 m Time200 m Rank250 m Time250 m Rank300 m Time300 m Rank350 m Time350 m Rank50-100T(R)100-150T(R)150-200T(R)200-250T(R)250-300T(R)300-350T(R)350-400T(R)
1Ryan CochraneCAN3:47.260.7826.78655.0231:23.7241:52.41=22:21.7942:50.9433:19.73228.2428.7028.6929.3829.1528.7927.53
2Robbie RenwickGBR3:47.440.6726.05154.3821:23.1421:52.2412:21.2912:50.6413:18.98128.3328.7629.1029.0529.3528.3428.46
3Mads GlæsnerDEN3:48.270.7226.68455.0841:23.9351:52.7352:21.7322:50.7523:20.02328.4028.8528.8029.0029.0229.2728.25
4Paul BiedermannGER3:48.500.8326.32254.3611:23.1111:52.41=22:21.7632:51.3043:20.08428.0428.7529.3029.3529.5428.7828.42
5Matt StanleyNZL3:49.440.7426.64355.4161:24.2361:53.2262:22.4562:51.5763:20.46528.7728.8228.9929.2329.1228.8928.98
6Yegor DegtyaryovRUS3:52.330.7826.69555.1051:23.4931:52.4542:21.8252:51.5653:22.14628.4128.3928.9629.3729.7430.5830.19
7Đorđe MarkovićSRB3:55.350.7527.11756.2981:25.4371:55.6972:25.6272:56.0673:26.12729.1829.1430.2629.9330.4430.0629.23
8Juan Martín PereyraARG3:56.760.7827.24856.2671:26.2881:56.4482:26.4882:56.4883:26.97829.0230.0230.1630.0430.0030.4929.79

Heat Three (11:04)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeRT50 m Time50 m Rank100 m Time100 m Rank150 m Time150 m Rank200 m Time200 m Rank250 m Time250 m Rank300 m Time300 m Rank350 m Time350 m Rank50-100T(R)100-150T(R)150-200T(R)200-250T(R)250-300T(R)300-350T(R)350-400T(R)
1Park Tae-HwanKOR3:46.680.6325.86154.14=21:22.9821:52.0522:21.0422:50.0123:18.56228.2828.8429.0728.9928.9728.5528.12Q
2Gergő KisHUN3:46.770.7126.62654.7461:23.5651:52.4552:21.5852:50.8753:19.38428.1228.8228.8929.1329.2928.5127.39Q
3Ryan NapoleonAUS3:47.010.7125.94354.3441:23.0541:52.1042:21.2442:50.1633:18.83328.4028.7129.0529.1428.9228.6728.18Q
4David CarryGBR3:47.250.7025.88253.9711:22.7611:51.8312:20.6012:49.4413:18.52128.0928.7929.0728.7728.8429.0828.73Q
5David McKeonAUS3:48.570.7526.11554.14=21:23.0431:52.0732:21.1932:50.3743:19.59528.0328.9029.0329.1229.1829.2228.98
6Serhiy FrolovUKR3:50.630.8126.86755.2571:24.1271:53.4172:23.0462:52.2063:21.64628.3928.8729.2929.6329.1629.4428.99
7Matias KoskiFIN3:54.960.6726.07454.5751:23.6261:53.3662:23.0872:53.9573:24.62728.5029.0529.7429.7230.8730.6730.34
8Heerden HermanRSA3:57.280.7226.89855.7181:25.4881:55.7282:26.3682:56.8083:27.21828.8229.7730.2430.6430.4430.4130.07

Heat Four (11:10)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeRT50 m Time50 m Rank100 m Time100 m Rank150 m Time150 m Rank200 m Time200 m Rank250 m Time250 m Rank300 m Time300 m Rank350 m Time350 m Rank50-100T(R)100-150T(R)150-200T(R)200-250T(R)250-300T(R)300-350T(R)350-400T(R)
1Sun YangCHN3:45.070.8926.20=154.5411:23.4611:52.5022:20.8612:49.6933:17.38128.3428.9229.0428.3628.8327.6927.69Q
2Peter VanderkaayUSA3:45.800.7826.47454.9341:23.6541:52.6242:21.0732:49.4923:17.88228.4628.7228.9728.4528.4228.3927.92Q
3Conor DwyerUSA3:46.240.6326.54555.2371:23.5821:52.3112:20.9222:49.4213:17.99328.6928.3528.7328.6128.5028.5728.25Q
4Hao YunCHN3:46.880.8026.20=154.8931:24.0051:53.1952:21.8752:50.4553:18.75528.6929.1129.1928.6828.5828.3028.13Q
5Pál JoensenDEN3:47.360.6826.59654.8521:23.5931:52.5432:21.0842:49.8243:18.43428.2628.7428.9528.5428.7428.6128.93
6Cristian QuinteroVEN3:50.440.6926.79855.4781:24.1461:53.2962:22.3162:51.9663:21.61628.6828.6729.1529.0229.6529.6528.83
7Samuel PizzettiITA3:50.930.7626.69755.1851:24.5781:54.0082:23.4582:52.9583:22.47828.4929.3929.4329.4529.5029.5228.46
8Dominik MeichtrySUI3:51.340.6426.43355.2161:24.4371:53.9172:23.0772:52.3973:22.23728.7829.2229.4829.1629.3229.8429.11

Final (28 July 2012 — 19:51)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeRT50 m Time50 m Rank100 m Time100 m Rank150 m Time150 m Rank200 m Time200 m Rank250 m Time250 m Rank300 m Time300 m Rank350 m Time350 m Rank50-100T(R)100-150T(R)150-200T(R)200-250T(R)250-300T(R)300-350T(R)350-400T(R)
1Sun YangCHN3:40.140.7325.83253.5921:21.9321:50.5222:18.5022:46.6423:13.74127.7628.3428.5927.9828.1427.1026.40OR
2Park Tae-HwanKOR3:42.060.6725.57153.3411:21.7511:50.2012:18.4712:46.6313:14.64227.7728.4128.4528.2728.1628.0127.42
3Peter VanderkaayUSA3:44.690.7626.27754.7261:23.3261:51.9842:20.1242:48.6343:16.38328.4528.6028.6628.1428.5127.7528.31
4Hao YunCHN3:46.020.7225.88353.9731:22.5431:51.2232:19.5632:48.3233:17.14428.0928.5728.6828.3428.7628.8228.88
5Conor DwyerUSA3:46.390.6826.26654.6851:23.2251:52.0562:20.8462:49.4953:17.95528.4228.5428.8328.7928.6528.4628.44
6Gergő KisHUN3:47.030.7326.66855.0881:23.8281:52.8672:21.7372:50.7873:19.38728.4228.7429.0428.8729.0528.6027.65
7David CarryGBR3:48.620.7026.16554.4441:23.1641:52.0152:20.7152:49.8263:19.14628.2828.7228.8528.7029.1129.3229.48
8Ryan NapoleonAUS3:49.250.7126.06454.7571:23.5371:53.2082:22.1382:51.3183:20.51828.6928.7829.6728.9329.1829.2028.74