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4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men

Date27 July 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationPiscinas Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Participants80 from 18 countries

The United States had won this event at every Olympics since 1960, save for 1980, when they did not compete. But they had finished second at the 1991 World Championships, behind West Germany, and on paper, the fastest foursome seemed to be the Unified Team. In the final the Unifieds were second after two legs, trailing Sweden, as Anders Holmertz moved them ahead with the second-fastest split ever, 1:46.16. The Unified Team, all Russians, moved marginally ahead at the last exchange, as Yevgeny Sadovy prepared to swim anchor for them. Sadovy came home over 3½ seconds ahead of Sweden, as the Unified Team set a world record of 7:11.95, better the USA mark of 7:12.51 from Seoul. Sweden hung on for silver. The USA had been fourth for most of the race, but caught Germany on the final leg to earn bronze.

PosSwimmerNOCR1Final
1Unified TeamEUN7:17.65 (1 h2)7:11.95 (1)Gold
Dmitry LepikovVlad PyshnenkoVeniamin TayanovichYevgeny SadovyAleksey KudryavtsevYury Mukhin
2SwedenSWE7:20.03 (1 h3)7:15.51 (2)Silver
Christer WallinAnders HolmertzTom WernerLars Frölander
3United StatesUSA7:23.70 (2 h3)7:16.23 (3)Bronze
Joe HudepohlMel StewartJon OlsenDoug GjertsenScott JaffeDan Jorgensen
4GermanyGER7:18.21 (2 h2)7:16.58 (4)
Peter SittSteffen ZesnerAndreas SzigatStefan PfeifferChristian Tröger
5ItalyITA7:25.53 (3 h3)7:18.10 (5)
Roberto GleriaGiorgio LambertiMassimo TrevisanStefano BattistelliEmanuele IdiniPiermaria Siciliano
6Great BritainGBR7:23.10 (2 h1)7:22.57 (6)
Paul PalmerSteven MellorStephen AkersPaul Howe
7BrazilBRA7:24.20 (3 h1)7:24.03 (7)
Gustavo BorgesEmanuel FortesTeófilo FerreiraCristiano Michelena
8AustraliaAUS7:22.19 (1 h1)– (AC)
Ian BrownDeane PietersKieren PerkinsDuncan ArmstrongMartin Roberts
9CanadaCAN7:25.61 (4 h3)
Eddie ParentiDarren WardChristopher BowieTurlough O'Hare
10FranceFRA7:26.22 (3 h2)
Christophe BordeauLionel PoirotFranck HorterYann de Fabrique
11New ZealandNZL7:26.36 (4 h2)
Trent BrayRichard TapperJohn SteelDanyon Loader
12FinlandFIN7:28.71 (4 h1)
Jani SievinenVesa HanskiPetteri LehtinenAntti Kasvio
13PolandPOL7:29.59 (5 h1)
Mariusz PodkościelnyArtur WojdatPiotr AlbińskiKrzysztof Cwalina
14NorwayNOR7:31.35 (5 h2)
Jarl Inge MelbergThomas SoppTrond HøinesKjell Ivar Lundemoen
15Puerto RicoPUR7:35.63 (5 h3)
Jorge HerreraManuel GuzmánRicardo BusquetsDavid Monasterio
16Hong KongHKG7:54.30 (6 h2)
Arthur LiMichael WrightKelvin LiWu Tat Cheung
17GuatemalaGUA8:07.30 (6 h1)
Andrés SedanoHelder TorresRoberto BonillaGustavo Búcaro
18United Arab EmiratesUAE8:39.72 (6 h3)
Mohamed Bin AbidObaid Al-RumaithiAbdullah SultanAhmad Faraj

Round One (27 July 1992 — 12:00)

Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 m100 m150 mTimeExchange (Pos)
14AustraliaAUS7:22.19Q
Duncan Armstrong26.6354.931:51.531:51.53 (3)
Martin Roberts25.0753.761:51.453:42.98 (4)
Deane Pieters25.5153.691:50.035:33.01 (1)
Ian Brown25.4853.261:49.187:22.19 (1)
25Great BritainGBR7:23.10Q
Paul Palmer26.3654.301:50.121:50.12 (1)
Steven Mellor26.1755.211:52.033:42.15 (2)
Stephen Akers26.4355.021:51.665:33.81 (2)
Paul Howe25.0052.741:49.297:23.10 (2)
36BrazilBRA7:24.20Q
Gustavo Borges26.2754.651:50.791:50.79 (2)
Emanuel Fortes25.9454.551:51.693:42.48 (3)
Teófilo Ferreira25.9154.491:51.335:33.81 (2)
Cristiano Michelena25.2852.881:50.397:24.20 (3)
42FinlandFIN7:28.71
Jani Sievinen26.3655.971:52.101:52.10 (5)
Vesa Hanski26.6155.961:53.543:45.64 (5)
Petteri Lehtinen26.1755.091:54.105:39.74 (5)
Antti Kasvio25.1752.901:48.977:28.71 (4)
53PolandPOL7:29.59
Mariusz Podkościelny26.7054.741:51.711:51.71 (4)
Artur Wojdat25.0953.331:49.883:41.59 (1)
Piotr Albiński25.8254.171:52.835:34.42 (4)
Krzysztof Cwalina26.0755.121:55.177:29.59 (5)
67GuatemalaGUA8:07.30
Andrés Sedano27.6558.232:02.732:02.73 (6)
Helder Torres27.5158.732:02.324:05.05 (6)
Roberto Bonilla28.1659.372:03.666:08.71 (6)
Gustavo Búcaro26.8956.961:58.598:07.30 (6)

Heat Two

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 m100 m150 mTimeExchange (Pos)
14Unified TeamEUN7:17.65Q
Dmitry Lepikov25.7053.541:49.801:49.80 (1)
Aleksey Kudryavtsev25.4653.441:49.653:39.45 (1)
Yury Mukhin24.2551.541:49.285:28.73 (1)
Veniamin Tayanovich24.3751.881:48.927:17.65 (1)
25GermanyGER7:18.21Q
Peter Sitt25.5653.481:50.021:50.02 (2)
Christian Tröger24.8953.051:49.813:39.83 (2)
Andreas Szigat25.4353.251:49.405:29.23 (2)
Stefan Pfeiffer24.6152.071:48.987:18.21 (2)
33FranceFRA7:26.22
Christophe Bordeau26.3454.371:51.221:51.22 (4)
Lionel Poirot25.8054.611:53.183:44.40 (4)
Franck Horter26.4855.011:50.845:35.24 (3)
Yann de Fabrique25.7654.121:50.987:26.22 (3)
42New ZealandNZL7:26.36
Trent Bray26.9755.101:51.381:51.38 (5)
Richard Tapper25.7754.251:54.353:45.73 (5)
John Steel25.7954.251:50.945:36.67 (5)
Danyon Loader25.8753.991:49.697:26.36 (4)
56NorwayNOR7:31.35
Jarl Inge Melberg25.9053.751:50.781:50.78 (3)
Thomas Sopp25.8454.131:51.013:41.79 (3)
Trond Høines25.7954.121:54.005:35.79 (4)
Kjell Ivar Lundemoen26.0554.441:55.567:31.35 (5)
67Hong KongHKG7:54.30
Arthur Li26.7756.061:55.911:55.91 (6)
Michael Wright26.3756.461:58.773:54.68 (6)
Kelvin Li27.7958.212:00.785:55.46 (6)
Wu Tat Cheung26.8756.841:58.847:54.30 (6)

Heat Three

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 m100 m150 mTimeExchange (Pos)
13SwedenSWE7:20.03Q
Christer Wallin26.3654.351:50.521:50.52 (2)
Lars Frölander25.4653.731:50.133:40.65 (1)
Tom Werner25.9753.581:49.235:29.88 (1)
Anders Holmertz24.9452.701:50.157:20.03 (1)
24United StatesUSA7:23.70Q
Scott Jaffe26.2654.461:50.141:50.14 (1)
Dan Jorgensen25.4753.341:50.563:40.70 (2)
Jon Olsen25.6053.251:50.035:30.73 (2)
Doug Gjertsen25.9554.481:52.977:23.70 (2)
35ItalyITA7:25.53Q
Roberto Gleria26.4455.011:51.211:51.21 (3)
Emanuele Idini25.5653.661:51.533:42.74 (4)
Piermaria Siciliano25.8053.971:52.255:34.99 (3)
Stefano Battistelli26.0354.481:50.547:25.53 (3)
46CanadaCAN7:25.61
Eddie Parenti26.6955.151:51.561:51.56 (4)
Darren Ward25.6653.561:51.143:42.70 (3)
Christopher Bowie26.6154.991:52.705:35.40 (4)
Turlough O'Hare25.3352.981:50.217:25.61 (4)
52Puerto RicoPUR7:35.63
Jorge Herrera27.0856.011:54.301:54.30 (5)
Manuel Guzmán25.5153.331:52.373:46.67 (5)
Ricardo Busquets26.0554.981:54.195:40.86 (5)
David Monasterio26.5556.041:54.777:35.63 (5)
61United Arab EmiratesUAE8:39.72
Mohamed Bin Abid30.311:02.852:07.492:07.49 (6)
Obaid Al-Rumaithi29.511:03.612:15.984:23.47 (6)
Abdullah Sultan29.961:03.482:09.566:33.03 (6)
Ahmad Faraj29.011:00.902:06.698:39.72 (6)

Final (27 July 1992 — 19:00)

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 m100 m150 mTimeExchange (Pos)
14Unified TeamEUN7:11.95WR
Dmitry Lepikov25.7153.151:49.551:49.55 (4)
Vlad Pyshnenko24.1250.711:46.583:36.13 (2)
Veniamin Tayanovich24.9052.651:48.995:25.12 (1)
Yevgeny Sadovy24.4451.811:46.837:11.95 (1)
23SwedenSWE7:15.51
Christer Wallin26.0653.441:49.691:49.69 (5)
Anders Holmertz24.4751.041:46.163:35.85 (1)
Tom Werner25.2953.011:49.355:25.20 (2)
Lars Frölander25.2753.991:50.317:15.51 (2)
37United StatesUSA7:16.23
Joe Hudepohl25.9253.521:49.521:49.52 (3)
Mel Stewart24.8051.841:48.413:37.93 (4)
Jon Olsen25.2253.051:49.195:27.12 (4)
Doug Gjertsen25.1352.841:49.117:16.23 (3)
45GermanyGER7:16.58
Peter Sitt25.9953.801:50.061:50.06 (6)
Steffen Zesner24.4651.411:47.783:37.84 (3)
Andreas Szigat26.0154.231:49.615:27.45 (5)
Stefan Pfeiffer25.2952.891:49.137:16.58 (4)
58ItalyITA7:18.10
Roberto Gleria26.2754.231:49.291:49.29 (2)
Giorgio Lamberti24.9952.481:49.803:39.09 (5)
Massimo Trevisan25.0752.241:47.975:27.06 (3)
Stefano Battistelli25.7154.401:51.047:18.10 (5)
62Great BritainGBR7:22.57
Paul Palmer26.1153.781:49.211:49.21 (1)
Steven Mellor25.6354.021:51.773:40.98 (6)
Stephen Akers26.1454.761:51.615:32.59 (6)
Paul Howe24.8952.901:49.987:22.57 (6)
71BrazilBRA7:24.03
Gustavo Borges25.8454.001:50.451:50.45 (7)
Emanuel Fortes25.3254.131:52.633:43.08 (7)
Teófilo Ferreira25.6153.921:50.285:33.36 (7)
Cristiano Michelena26.0153.891:50.677:24.03 (7)
AC6AustraliaAUSDQ
Ian Brown26.2753.991:49.451:49.45 (AC)
Deane Pieters– (AC)
Kieren Perkins– (AC)
Duncan Armstrong– (AC)