| Event type

400 metres Individual Medley, Men

Date 6 August 2016
LocationEstádio Aquático Olímpico, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants27 from 20 countries

Japan’s Kosuke Hagino was 2014 World Swimmer of the Year before sitting out the 2015 season with an elbow injury. However, he had recovered well and came to Rio as the clear favorite in this event. Also favored for medals were his teammate, Daiya Seto, the two-time defending World Champion, and American Chase Kalisz, who had won the US Olympic Trials. Hagino and Kalisz were the only swimmers to better 4:10 in the 2016 season coming in to Rio.

The event was missing US swimmers Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps, who had dominated it for the past decade. Lochte failed to make the US team in this event while Phelps elected not to swim the 400 IM.

The chalk came through, as Hagino won the gold medal in 4:06.05, setting an Asian record. Kalisz was just behind in second place, while Seto won the bronze medal another three seconds behind.

1Kosuke HaginoJPN4:10.00 (1 h3)4:06.05 (1)Gold
2Chase KaliszUSA4:08.12 (1 h4)4:06.75 (2)Silver
3Daiya SetoJPN4:08.47 (2 h4)4:09.71 (3)Bronze
4Max LitchfieldGBR4:11.95 (2 h3)4:11.62 (4)
5Jay LitherlandUSA4:11.10 (3 h4)4:11.68 (5)
6Thomas Fraser-HolmesAUS4:12.51 (3 h3)4:11.90 (6)
7Travis MahoneyAUS4:13.37 (1 h2)4:15.48 (7)
8Joan Lluís PonsESP4:13.55 (2 h2)4:16.58 (8)
9Richard NagySVK4:13.87 (4 h3)
10Wang ShunCHN4:14.46 (5 h3)
11Gergely GyurtaHUN4:14.81 (6 h3)
12Dávid VerrasztóHUN4:15.04 (7 h3)
13Jérémy DesplanchesSUI4:15.46 (3 h2)
14Alexis SantosPOR4:15.84 (4 h2)
15Brandonn AlmeidaBRA4:17.25 (4 h4)
16Luca MarinITA4:17.88 (5 h4)
17Michael MeyerRSA4:18.13 (5 h2)
18Johannes HintzeGER4:18.25 (8 h3)
19Gal NevoISR4:18.29 (6 h2)
20Federico TurriniITA4:18.39 (6 h4)
21Sebastien RousseauRSA4:18.72 (7 h4)
22Christoph MeierLIE4:19.19 (1 h1)
23Raphaël StacchiottiLUX4:20.37 (7 h2)
24Pavel JanečekCZE4:22.09 (8 h2)
25Pedro PinotesANG4:25.84 (2 h1)
26Luis VegaCUB4:27.27 (3 h1)
DQJacob HeidtmannGER– (DQ h4)

Round One (6 August 2016 — 13:02)

Fastest eight swimmers advanced to final

Heat One (13:02)

14Christoph MeierLIE4:19.190.69
25Pedro PinotesANG4:25.840.73
33Luis VegaCUB4:27.270.73

Heat Two (13:08)

14Travis MahoneyAUS4:13.370.70Q
25Joan Lluís PonsESP4:13.550.64Q
32Jérémy DesplanchesSUI4:15.460.62
48Alexis SantosPOR4:15.840.65
53Michael MeyerRSA4:18.130.70
66Gal NevoISR4:18.290.62
71Raphaël StacchiottiLUX4:20.370.64
87Pavel JanečekCZE4:22.090.75

Heat Three (13:14)

14Kosuke HaginoJPN4:10.000.71Q
26Max LitchfieldGBR4:11.950.68Q
33Thomas Fraser-HolmesAUS4:12.510.66Q
47Richard NagySVK4:13.870.74
52Wang ShunCHN4:14.460.68
68Gergely GyurtaHUN4:14.810.71
75Dávid VerrasztóHUN4:15.040.80
81Johannes HintzeGER4:18.250.68

Heat Four (13:20)

15Chase KaliszUSA4:08.120.73Q
24Daiya SetoJPN4:08.470.62Q
33Jay LitherlandUSA4:11.100.74Q
47Brandonn AlmeidaBRA4:17.250.65
51Luca MarinITA4:17.880.75
66Federico TurriniITA4:18.390.66
78Sebastien RousseauRSA4:18.720.63
DQ2Jacob HeidtmannGER

Final (6 August 2016 — 22:03)

13Kosuke HaginoJPN4:06.050.69
24Chase KaliszUSA4:06.750.73
35Daiya SetoJPN4:09.710.61
42Max LitchfieldGBR4:11.620.63
56Jay LitherlandUSA4:11.680.75
67Thomas Fraser-HolmesAUS4:11.900.66
71Travis MahoneyAUS4:15.480.70
88Joan Lluís PonsESP4:16.580.69