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200 metres Freestyle, Men

Date21 July 1980
StatusOlympic
LocationPlavatelny basseyn, Sportivny kompleks Olimpiysky, Moskva
Participants42 from 24 countries
Olympic Record 1:50.29 WR / Bruce Furniss USA / 19 July 1976

The world record had been set by American Rowdy Gaines in April 1980 at a meet in Austin, Texas. He had been silver medalist at this event at the 1978 World Championships, won by his teammate, Bill Forrester, but both watched from afar. The bronze medalist at the 1978 World was Soviet Sergey Koplyakov, who won the gold medal in Moscow in an Olympic record 1:49.81. This was one of only four men’s Olympic records that was bettered in Moscow.

PosSwimmerNOCR1Final
1Sergey KoplyakovURS1:51.04 (1 h6)1:49.81 (1)Gold
2Andrey KrylovURS1:51.21 (1 h5)1:50.76 (2)Silver
3Graeme BrewerAUS1:51.92 (2 h6)1:51.60 (3)Bronze
4Jörg WoitheGDR1:52.33 (1 h4)1:51.86 (4)
5Ron McKeonAUS1:52.66 (2 h4)1:52.60 (5)
6Paolo RevelliITA1:52.56 (1 h1)1:52.76 (6)
7Thomas LejdströmSWE1:53.04 (3 h4)1:52.94 (7)
8Fabrizio RampazzoITA1:52.62 (1 h2)1:53.25 (8)
1 h3 r1/2David López-ZuberoESP1:53.22 (1 h3)
2 h1 r1/2Per WikströmSWE1:53.59 (2 h1)
2 h2 r1/2Fabien NoëlFRA1:53.25 (2 h2)
2 h3 r1/2Ivar StukolkinURS1:53.44 (2 h3)
2 h5 r1/2Detlev GrabsGDR1:53.38 (2 h5)
3 h1 r1/2Paulo FrischknechtPOR1:55.06 (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/2Per-Ola QuistSWE1:55.38 (3 h2)
3 h3 r1/2Jorge FernandesBRA1:54.32 (3 h3)
3 h5 r1/2Marcus MattioliBRA1:54.39 (3 h5)
3 h6 r1/2Frank KühneGDR1:53.63 (3 h6)
4 h1 r1/2Rui AbreuPOR1:55.25 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/2Peter DrostNED1:55.41 (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/2Alberto MestreVEN1:55.69 (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/2Martin SmithGBR1:54.17 (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/2Petr AdamecTCH1:55.84 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/2Petar KochanovBUL1:54.45 (4 h6)
5 h1 r1/2Dominique PetitFRA1:56.01 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/2Kevin LeeGBR1:55.63 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/2Ramón LavínESP1:56.99 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/2Cyro DelgadoBRA1:54.59 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/2Stéfan VolérySUI1:57.69 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/2Jean-Marie FrançoisVEN1:54.76 (5 h6)
6 h1 r1/2Guy GoosenZIM1:56.88 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/2Borut PetričYUG1:56.51 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/2Kevin WilliamsonIRL1:57.37 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/2Cees Jan WinkelNED1:56.48 (6 h4)
6 h6 r1/2Radek HavelTCH1:55.07 (6 h6)
7 h1 r1/2Bilall YamoutLBN2:27.94 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/2Reda YadiALG2:06.26 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/2Tô Văn VệVIE2:11.51 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/2Adham HemdanKUW2:07.51 (7 h4)
7 h6 r1/2Tsvetan GolomeevBUL1:55.88 (7 h6)
8 h2 r1/2Jorge LimaANG2:14.37 (8 h2)
8 h4 r1/2Ntewane MachelMOZ2:35.45 (8 h4)
DNSMohamed BendahmaneALG– (DNS h1)
DNSMohamed HalimiALG– (DNS h5)
DNSMark TonelliAUS– (DNS h5)
DNSMarc LazzaroFRA– (DNS h3)
DNSDavid CumminsIRL– (DNS h6)
DNSRafael VidalVEN– (DNS h5)

Round One (21 July 1980 — 10:00)

Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
14Paolo RevelliITA1:52.56Q
25Per WikströmSWE1:53.59
32Paulo FrischknechtPOR1:55.06
47Rui AbreuPOR1:55.25
56Dominique PetitFRA1:56.01
63Guy GoosenZIM1:56.88
78Bilall YamoutLBN2:27.94
DNS1Mohamed BendahmaneALG

Heat Two

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
14Fabrizio RampazzoITA1:52.62Q
26Fabien NoëlFRA1:53.25
35Per-Ola QuistSWE1:55.38
47Peter DrostNED1:55.41
52Kevin LeeGBR1:55.63
63Borut PetričYUG1:56.51
78Reda YadiALG2:06.26
81Jorge LimaANG2:14.37

Heat Three

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
13David López-ZuberoESP1:53.22
24Ivar StukolkinURS1:53.44
35Jorge FernandesBRA1:54.32
46Alberto MestreVEN1:55.69
57Ramón LavínESP1:56.99
68Kevin WilliamsonIRL1:57.37
71Tô Văn VệVIE2:11.51
DNS2Marc LazzaroFRA

Heat Four

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
14Jörg WoitheGDR1:52.33Q
23Ron McKeonAUS1:52.66Q
35Thomas LejdströmSWE1:53.04Q
42Martin SmithGBR1:54.17
56Cyro DelgadoBRA1:54.59
67Cees Jan WinkelNED1:56.48
71Adham HemdanKUW2:07.51
88Ntewane MachelMOZ2:35.45

Heat Five

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
14Andrey KrylovURS1:51.21Q
25Detlev GrabsGDR1:53.38
33Marcus MattioliBRA1:54.39
47Petr AdamecTCH1:55.84
51Stéfan VolérySUI1:57.69
DNS8Mohamed HalimiALG
DNS2Mark TonelliAUS
DNS6Rafael VidalVEN

Heat Six

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
14Sergey KoplyakovURS1:51.04Q
25Graeme BrewerAUS1:51.92Q
33Frank KühneGDR1:53.63
42Petar KochanovBUL1:54.45
56Jean-Marie FrançoisVEN1:54.76
67Radek HavelTCH1:55.07
71Tsvetan GolomeevBUL1:55.88
DNS8David CumminsIRL

Final (21 July 1980 — 20:00)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTime
14Sergey KoplyakovURS1:49.81OR
25Andrey KrylovURS1:50.76
33Graeme BrewerAUS1:51.60
46Jörg WoitheGDR1:51.86
51Ron McKeonAUS1:52.60
62Paolo RevelliITA1:52.76
78Thomas LejdströmSWE1:52.94
87Fabrizio RampazzoITA1:53.25