Beijing Olympics 2008 200m Men Backstroke Swimming Scoreboard

Medalists

 

Gold United States Ryan Lochte
United States (USA)
Silver United States Aaron Peirsol
United States (USA)
Bronze Russia  Arkady Vyatchanin
Russia (RUS)

Records

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

 

World Record Ryan Lochte (USA)
 Aaron Peirsol (USA)
1:54.32 Melbourne, Australia
Omaha, United States
30 March 2007
4 July 2008
Olympic Record  Aaron Peirsol (USA) 1:54.95 Athens, Greece 19 September 2004

The record now stands as recorded below:

 

World Record  Ryan Lochte (USA) 1:53.94 Beijing, China 15 August 2008
Olympic Record  Ryan Lochte (USA) 1:53.94 Beijing, China 15 August 2008

Heats

Heat 1

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Brett Fraser Cayman Islands 2:01.17
2 5 Oleg Rabota Russia 2:01.95
3 3 Sergey Pankov Hungary 2:03.51

Heat 2

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Itai Chammah Israel 2:00.93  
2 1 Pedro Medel Cuba 2:01.32  
3 2 Květoslav Svoboda Czech Republic 2:03.12  
4 4 Jian Deng China 2:03.34  
5 6 Oleksandr Isakov Ukraine 2:03.59  
6 3 Andres Olvik Estonia 2:03.66  
6 Simon Sjödin Sweden DNS  

Heat 3

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 George du Rand South Africa 1:58.62 Q, AF
2 4 Tobias Oriwol Canada 1:58.94 Q
3 1 Omar Pinzon Colombia 1:59.11
4 6 Derya Buyukuncu Turkey 1:59.86
5 8 Jiheun Kim South Korea 2:00.72
6 2 Pedro Oliveira Portugal 2:01.08
7 3 Jonathan Massacand Switzerland 2:01.80
8 5 Dimitrios Chasiotis Greece 2:02.30

Heat 4

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Markus Rogan Austria 1:56.64 Q
2 5 Hayden Stoeckel Australia 1:57.15 Q
3 3 Razvan Ionut Florea Romania 1:57.97 Q
4 2 Damiano Lestingi Italy 1:58.53 Q
5 1 Sebastian Stoss Austria 1:59.44
6 6 Takashi Nakano Japan 1:59.59
7 7 Gabor Balog Hungary 2:01.42
8 8 Simon Dufour France 2:02.00

Heat 5

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Aaron Peirsol United States 1:56.35 Q
2 5 Arkady Vyatchanin Russia 1:56.97 Q
3 3 Ryosuke Irie Japan 1:57.68 Q
4 6 Helge Meeuw Germany 1:58.42 Q
5 2 Pierre Roger France 1:59.01
6 8 Lucas Salatta Brazil 1:59.91
7 1 Nick Driebergen Netherlands 2:00.24
8 7 Mattia Aversa Italy 2:00.25

Heat 6

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Ryan Lochte United States 1:56.29 Q
2 5 Gregor Tait Great Britain 1:57.03 Q
3 7 Gordan Kozulj Croatia 1:57.81 Q
4 3 Ashley Delaney Australia 1:57.87 Q
5 6 Stanislav Donets Russia 1:58.68 Q
6 8 Keith Beavers Canada 1:58.84 Q
7 1 Roland Rudolf Hungary 1:59.44
8 2 Aschwin Wildeboer Spain DNS

Semifinals

Semifinal 1

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Aaron Peirsol United States 1:55.26 Q
2 2 Razvan Ionut Florea Romania 1:56.45 Q
3 3 Hayden Stoeckel Australia 1:56.73 Q, OC
4 5 Arkady Vyatchanin Russia 1:56.85 Q
5 7 Damiano Lestingi Italy 1:58.25
6 6 Gordan Kožulj Croatia 1:59.22
7 8 Tobias Oriwol Canada 1:59.50
8 1 Stanislav Donets Russia 1:59.87

Semifinal 2

 

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Ryan Lochte United States 1:55.40 Q
2 5 Markus Rogan Austria 1:56.34 Q
3 6 Ryosuke Irie Japan 1:56.35 Q
4 3 Gregor Tait Great Britain 1:56.72 Q
5 7 Helge Meeuw Germany 1:56.85
6 2 Ashley Delaney Australia 1:57.73
7 8 Keith Beavers Canada 1:58.50
8 1 George du Rand South Africa 1:58.61

 

 

 

Rank Lane Swimmer Time Notes
  5  Ryan Lochte (USA) 1:53.94 WR
  4  Aaron Peirsol (USA) 1:54.33  
  8  Arkady Vyatchanin (RUS) 1:54.93 ER
4 3  Markus Rogan (AUT) 1:55.49  
5 6  Ryosuke Irie (JPN) 1:55.72  
6 1  Hayden Stoeckel (AUS) 1:56.39 OC
7 2  Razvan Ionut Florea (ROU) 1:56.52  
8 7  Gregor Tait (GBR) 1:57.00