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Swimming at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatic Centre, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Athina
Date Started: August 16, 2004
Date Finished: August 17, 2004

Gold: USA Michael Phelps
Silver: JPN Takashi Yamamoto
Bronze: GBR Steve Parry


[Michael Phelps] entered the race as a two-time World Champion in the event and also as world record holder making this one of the better chances of gold in an already stellar looking campaign.

Phelps cruised through the heats and semi-final before leading the final from gun to touchpad in the second fastest time in history. Behind him Japan’s [Takashi Yamamoto] won his first medal in his third Olympic Games with [Steve Parry] of Great Britain taking the bronze.

Phelps went on to defend the title in a world record time at the Beijing Olympics. His attempt at a third title on the trot was foiled when South Africa’s [Chad le Clos] scored a narrow upset victory at London 2012. On that occasion the American missed a third gold by five hundredths of a second and had to settle for silver

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Michael Phelps 19 United States USA Gold OR
2 Takashi Yamamoto 26 Japan JPN Silver
3 Steve Parry 27 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Paweł Korzeniowski 19 Poland POL
5 Ştefan Gherghel 25 Romania ROU
6 Wu Peng 17 China CHN
7 Nikolay Skvortsov 20 Russia RUS
8 Tom Malchow 27 United States USA
9 Anatoly Polyakov 24 Russia RUS
10 Denys Sylantiev 27 Ukraine UKR
11 Justin Norris 24 Australia AUS
12 Moss Burmester 23 New Zealand NZL
13 Serhiy Advena 20 Ukraine UKR
14 Takeshi Matsuda 20 Japan JPN
15 Franck Esposito 33 France FRA
16 Juan Veloz 21 Mexico MEX
17 Travis Nederpelt 19 Australia AUS
18 Helge Meeuw 19 Germany GER
19 Kaio Almeida 19 Brazil BRA
20 Jeremy Knowles 22 Bahamas BAH
21T Ioannis Drymonakos 20 Greece GRE
21T Andrew Livingston 25 Puerto Rico PUR
23 Nathaniel O'Brien 21 Canada CAN
24 Jeong Du-Hui 19 South Korea KOR
25 Dávid Kolozár 23 Hungary HUN
26 Georgi Palazov 24 Bulgaria BUL
27 Zoran Lazarovski 23 Macedonia MKD
28 Juan Pablo Valdivieso 23 Peru PER
29 Gastón Rodríguez 22 Argentina ARG
30 Paulius Andrijauskas 19 Lithuania LTU
31 Vladan Marković 27 Serbia and Montenegro SCG
32 Aghiles Slimani 21 Algeria ALG
33 Donny Utomo 25 Indonesia INA
34 Roy Barahona 18 Honduras HON
35 Sergio Cabrera 19 Paraguay PAR
36 Yeh Tzu-Cheng 16 Chinese Taipei TPE
37 James Walsh 17 Philippines PHI
38 Bertrand Bristol 22 Seychelles SEY
39 Sergey Pankov 15 Uzbekistan UZB