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Swimming at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Bernat Picornell Pools, Barcelona
Date Started: July 29, 1992
Date Finished: July 29, 1992

Gold: USA Mike Barrowman
Silver: HUN Norbert Rózsa
Bronze: GBR Nick Gillingham

Summary

Mike Barrowman (USA) was the overwhelming favorite in this event and won as expected. He had dominated the event since Seoul, where had had placed fourth in the 200 breast, but he had since won the 1991 Worlds and Pan Pacs, and set five world records. In the Barcelona final, Barrowman again broke his world record, finishing in 2:10.16 to win gold, as he was in control from start-to-finish and won comfortably. He was followed by Hungarian Norbert Rózsa, also second in the 100 breast in Barcelona, and Britain’s Nick Gillingham, as the podium was exactly as it had been at the 1991 Worlds. Gillingham had won silver in the event in 1988, and had also broken a world record in the 200 since Seoul, but that had then been bettered by Barrowman five times.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mike Barrowman 23 United States USA Gold WR
2 Norbert Rózsa 20 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Nick Gillingham 25 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Sergio López 23 Spain ESP
5 Károly Güttler 24 Hungary HUN
6 Phil Rogers 21 Australia AUS
7 Kenji Watanabe 23 Japan JPN
8 Akira Hayashi 17 Japan JPN
9 Rodney Lawson 22 Australia AUS
10T Joaquín Fernández 21 Spain ESP
10T Stéphane Vossart 20 France FRA
12 Roque Santos 24 United States USA
13 Radek Beinhauer 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
14 Jon Cleveland 21 Canada CAN
15 Javier Careaga 24 Mexico MEX
16 Francesco Postiglione 20 Italy ITA
17 Andrea Cecchi 24 Italy ITA
18 Mario González 16 Cuba CUB
19 Fred Deburghgraeve 19 Belgium BEL
20 Gary O'Toole 23 Ireland IRL
21 Christophe Bourdon 22 France FRA
22 Petri Suominen 21 Finland FIN
23 Michael Mason 18 Canada CAN
24 Pablo Minelli 22 Argentina ARG
25 Alexandre Yokochi 27 Portugal POR
26 Børge Mørk 20 Norway NOR
27 Petteri Lehtinen 18 Finland FIN
28 Patrick Concepcion 24 Philippines PHI
29 Christian Poswiat 24 Germany GER
30 Gustavo Gorriarán 22 Uruguay URU
31 Nerijus Beiga 20 Lithuania LTU
32 Desmond Koh 19 Singapore SIN
33 Kenneth Cawood 21 South Africa RSA
34 Ricardo Torres 25 Panama PAN
35 Jason Hender 21 Great Britain GBR
36 Christophe Verdino 19 Monaco MON
37 Andrew Rutherford 20 Hong Kong HKG
38 Aleksandr Savitsky 21 Unified Team EUN
39 Chris Flook 19 Bermuda BER
40 Jörg Lindemeier 23 Namibia NAM
41 Clifford Lyne 22 South Africa RSA
42 Abderzak Bella 21 Algeria ALG
43 Roberto Bonilla 20 Guatemala GUA
44 Chi Jia Han 22 Hong Kong HKG
45 Bernard Desmarais 21 Mauritius MRI
46 Glenn Diaz 17 Guam GUM
47 Danilo Zavoli 19 San Marino SMR
48 Sultan Al-Otaibi 22 Kuwait KUW
49 Ayman Al-Enazy 19 Kuwait KUW
50 Foy Gordon Chung 16 Fiji FIJ
51 Obaid Al-Rumaithi 20 United Arab Emirates UAE
52 Mohamed Mukhesur Rahman 22 Bangladesh BAN
AC r1/2 Todd Torres 24 Puerto Rico PUR DQ
AC r1/2 Kenny Roberts 14 Seychelles SEY DQ