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Swimming at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's 50 metres Freestyle

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Bernat Picornell Pools, Barcelona
Date Started: July 30, 1992
Date Finished: July 30, 1992

Gold: EUN Aleksandr Popov
Silver: USA Matt Biondi
Bronze: USA Tom Jager

Summary

Coming in to Barcelona Tom Jager and Matt Biondi had 23 of the 24 fastest times in the event. They had set the last nine world records, with six by Jager. At Seoul, they had won gold and silver, with Biondi winning the gold in a slight upset. But apparently Russian [Aleksandr Popov] had not read all this. He had already won gold in Barcelona in the 100 free. In May he had set a European record of 22.30 in this event and he led the qualifiers with another record of 22.21, although well off Jager’s world record of 21.81. Popov won the final in 21.91, the third fastest performance ever, with Biondi second and Jager third. Popov would return to Atlanta in four years and defend both titles in the 50 and 100 free, winning the sprint freestyle double-double. Between 1994 and 2003 he would five individual World titles in the events, three in 100 free and two in 50 free.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Aleksandr Popov 20 Unified Team EUN Gold OR
2 Matt Biondi 26 United States USA Silver
3 Tom Jager 27 United States USA Bronze
4T Christophe Kalfayan 23 France FRA
4T Peter Williams 24 South Africa RSA
6 Mark Foster 22 Great Britain GBR
7 Gennady Prigoda 27 Unified Team EUN
8 Nils Rudolph 26 Germany GER
9 Darren Lange 20 Australia AUS
10 Raimundas Mažuolis 20 Lithuania LTU
11T Mark Pinger 22 Germany GER
11T Pär Lindström 21 Sweden SWE
13 Gustavo Borges 19 Brazil BRA
14 René Gusperti 21 Italy ITA
15 Angus Waddell 27 Australia AUS
16 Dano Halsall 29 Switzerland SUI
17 Stéphan Caron 26 France FRA QC
18 Krzysztof Cwalina 21 Poland POL
19 Mike Fibbens 24 Great Britain GBR
20 Stavros Mikhailidis 21 Cyprus CYP
21 Allan Murray 20 Bahamas BAH
22 Darryl Cronje 24 South Africa RSA
23 Mladen Kapor 25 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
24 Ricardo Busquets 27 Puerto Rico PUR
25 Stéfan Voléry 30 Switzerland SUI
26 Nikos Paleokrassas 24 Greece GRE
27 Rodrigo González 24 Mexico MEX
28 Nikos Steliou 25 Greece GRE
29 Franz Mortensen 28 Denmark DEN
30 Janne Blomqvist 20 Finland FIN
31 Indrek Sei 19 Estonia EST
32 Yoav Bruck 20 Israel ISR
33 Enrico Linscheer 17 Suriname SUR
34T Nick Sanders 21 New Zealand NZL
34T Todd Torres 24 Puerto Rico PUR
36 Paulo Trindade 25 Portugal POR
37T Mohamed El-Azoul 26 Egypt EGY
37T Mark Weldon 24 New Zealand NZL
39 Michael Wright 26 Hong Kong HKG
40 Stephen Clarke 19 Canada CAN
41T Teófilo Ferreira 19 Brazil BRA
41T Musa Bakare 21 Nigeria NGR
43 Pedro Lima 21 Angola ANG
44 Geri Mewett 17 Bermuda BER
45 Ian Raynor 20 Bermuda BER
46 Ivor Le Roux 16 Zimbabwe ZIM
47 Toshiaki Kurasawa 16 Japan JPN
48 Laurent Alfred 17 United States Virgin Islands ISV
49 Mouhamed Diop 28 Senegal SEN
50 Frank Leskaj 21 Albania ALB
51 Rory McGown 19 Zimbabwe ZIM
52 Patrick Sagisi 20 Guam GUM
53 Marc Verbeeck 23 Belgium BEL
54 Adrian Romero 19 Guam GUM
55 Plutarco Castellanos 21 Honduras HON
56 Kenneth Yeo 18 Singapore SIN
57 Bruno N'Diaye 23 Senegal SEN
58 Ivan Roberts 19 Seychelles SEY
59 Wu Tat Cheung 18 Hong Kong HKG
60 Andrés Sedano 18 Guatemala GUA
61 Émile Lahoud 17 Lebanon LIB
62 Mohamed Bin Abid 23 United Arab Emirates UAE
63 Gustavo Búcaro 17 Guatemala GUA
64 Ahmad Faraj 26 United Arab Emirates UAE
65 Carl Probert 16 Fiji FIJ
66 Filippo Piva 24 San Marino SMR
67 Roberto Pellandra 19 San Marino SMR
68 Kenny Roberts 14 Seychelles SEY
69 Gilles Coudray 36 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
70 Foy Gordon Chung 16 Fiji FIJ
71 Ahmed Imthiyaz 28 Maldives MDV
72 Mohamed Rasheed 24 Maldives MDV
AC r1/2 Tsutomu Nakano 18 Japan JPN DQ
AC r1/2 Yves Clausse 23 Luxembourg LUX DQ
AC r1/2 José Mossiane 21 Mozambique MOZ DQ