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Men's 200 metres Individual Medley

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Olympic Swim Stadium, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 4, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984

Gold: CAN Alex Baumann
Silver: USA Pablo Morales
Bronze: GBR Neil Cochran

Summary

The world record holder in both individual medleys was Canadian Alex Baumann, who held the 200 IM mark with 2:02.25 set in Brisbane, Australia in October 1982. Five days before this event, he had won gold in the 400 IM in Los Angeles. He seemingly went out slowly in the final, standing only seventh at 50 metres after the butterfly, but he was actually ahead of his world record pace. He continued to improve his pace on the backstroke and breaststroke legs, and took the lead on the third leg over [Pedro Pablo Morales]. When Baumann torched the freestyle leg in 28.14, he had a big world record with 2:01.42 to win the gold medal by 1.63 seconds over Morales, with Britain’s Neil Cochran taking bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Alex Baumann 20 Canada CAN Gold WR
2 Pablo Morales 19 United States USA Silver
3 Neil Cochran 19 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Robin Brew 22 Great Britain GBR
5 Steve Lundquist 23 United States USA
6 Andrew Phillips 22 Jamaica JAM
7 Nicolai Klapkarek 19 West Germany FRG
8 Ralf Diegel 20 West Germany FRG
9 Rob Woodhouse 18 Australia AUS
10 Shinji Ito 21 Japan JPN
11 Giovanni Franceschi 21 Italy ITA
12 Maurizio Divano 22 Italy ITA
13 Peter Rohde 19 Denmark DEN
14 Arne Borgstrøm 25 Norway NOR
15 Pablo Restrepo 24 Colombia COL
16 Mikael Örn 22 Sweden SWE
17 Ricardo Prado 19 Brazil BRA QC
18 Edsard Schlingemann 17 Netherlands NED
19 Harri Garmendia 18 Spain ESP
20 Anders Peterson 19 Sweden SWE
21 Rob Chernoff 18 Canada CAN
22 Glenn Beringen 19 Australia AUS
23 Eduardo Morillo 22 Mexico MEX
24 Chen Qin 21 China CHN
25 Feng Dawei 18 China CHN
26 Andrés Aguilar 23 Costa Rica CRC
27 Yoram Kochavy 21 Israel ISR
28 Jairulla Jaitulla 30 Philippines PHI
29 Luis Juncos 21 Argentina ARG
30 Emad El-Shafei 28 Egypt EGY
31 Dave Morley 18 Bahamas BAH
32 Tsang Yi Ming 18 Hong Kong HKG
33 Ng Wing Hon 17 Hong Kong HKG
34 Samuela Tupou 29 Fiji FIJ
35 Brian Farlow 19 United States Virgin Islands ISV
36 Salvador Corelo Honduras HON
37 Harry Wozniak 20 Barbados BAR
38 Roberto Granados 15 Guatemala GUA
39 Warren Sorby 18 Fiji FIJ
40 Harrell Woolard 20 United States Virgin Islands ISV
41 Michele Piva 18 San Marino SMR
42 Pedro Cruz 17 Mozambique MOZ
AC r1/2 Manuel Gutiérrez 19 Panama PAN DQ
AC r1/2 Fernando Rodríguez 21 Peru PER DQ
AC r1/2 Gökhan Attaroğlu 19 Turkey TUR DQ