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Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Backstroke Round One

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Francisco Márquez Olympic Swimming Pool, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 25, 1968
Date Finished: October 25, 1968
Format: Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Gold: GDR Roland Matthes
Silver: USA Mitch Ivey
Bronze: USA Jack Horsley

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Mitch Ivey 19 United States USA 2:11.3 QU
2 Franco Del Campo 19 Italy ITA 2:16.3 QU
3 Franco Chino 20 Italy ITA 2:19.5
4 José Joaquín Santibáñez 16 Mexico MEX 2:20.7
5 Jim Shaw 18 Canada CAN 2:21.0
6 Hans Ljungberg 20 Sweden SWE 2:22.3
7 Tony Asamali 21 Philippines PHI 2:30.0
8 Antonio Cruz 16 Guatemala GUA 2:36.3

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Jack Horsley 17 United States USA 2:13.7 QU
2 Reinhard Blechert 21 West Germany FRG 2:16.5
3 Jaime Monzo 21 Spain ESP 2:20.1

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Roland Matthes 17 East Germany GDR 2:13.6 QU
2 Santiago Esteva 16 Spain ESP 2:15.8 QU
3 Joachim Röther 20 East Germany GDR 2:16.1 QU
4 Ejvind Pedersen 18 Denmark DEN 2:16.6
5 Karl Byrom 17 Australia AUS 2:20.7
6 Eliseo Vidal 17 Cuba CUB 2:21.3
7 Leonardo Baremboin 18 Argentina ARG 2:25.2
8 Francisco Ramis 17 Puerto Rico PUR 2:30.4

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Leonid Dobroskokin 16 Soviet Union URS 2:16.1 QU
2 Bob Schoutsen 17 Netherlands NED 2:18.2
3 Jaime Rivera 19 Mexico MEX 2:20.7
4 Lars Kraus Jensen 24 Denmark DEN 2:22.5
5 Gerald Evard 20 Switzerland SUI 2:24.7
6 Chan King-Ming 14 Chinese Taipei TPE 2:46.9

Round One Heat Five

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Gary Hall 17 United States USA 2:16.2 QU
2 Mátyás Borlói 16 Hungary HUN 2:17.9
3 Rinus van Beek 21 Netherlands NED 2:21.2
4 Luis Angel Acosta 20 Mexico MEX 2:24.0
5 Ronnie Wong 16 Hong Kong HKG 2:38.6