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Swimming at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Individual Medley

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Aquatics Centre, Beijing Olympic Green, Beijing
Date Started: August 13, 2008
Date Finished: August 15, 2008

Gold: USA Michael Phelps
Silver: HUN László Cseh, Jr.
Bronze: USA Ryan Lochte

Summary

By the sixth day of swimming at the 2008 Olympic Games much of what had happened could be boiled down to a simple equation, Michael Phelps + Olympic final = gold medal for Phelps. The 200 IM was the one race where the probability curve moved away from the certainty of another Phelps victory and into the realms of uncertainty. Both American Ryan Lochte and László Cseh, Jr. of Hungary had been in outstanding form in 2008 and, with Phelps swimming a huge schedule of races, both were expected to press hard for victory.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Michael Phelps 23 United States USA Gold WR
2 László Cseh, Jr. 22 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Ryan Lochte 24 United States USA Bronze
4 Thiago Pereira 22 Brazil BRA
5 Ken Takakuwa 23 Japan JPN
6 James Goddard 25 Great Britain GBR
7 Keith Beavers 25 Canada CAN
8 Liam Tancock 23 Great Britain GBR
9 Bradley Ally 21 Barbados BAR
10 Takuro Fujii 23 Japan JPN
11 Darian Townsend 23 South Africa RSA
12 Alessio Boggiatto 27 Italy ITA
13 Gal Nevo 21 Israel ISR
14 Leith Brodie 22 Australia AUS
15 Vytautas Janušaitis 26 Lithuania LTU
16 Dinko Jukic 19 Austria AUT
17 Tamás Kerékjártó 29 Hungary HUN
18T Brian Johns 26 Canada CAN
18T Diogo Carvalho 20 Portugal POR
20 Mikhail Aleksandrov 23 Bulgaria BUL
21 Dean Kent 29 New Zealand NZL
22 Aleksandr Tikhonov 20 Russia RUS
23 Ioannis Kokkodis 27 Greece GRE
24 Jeremy Knowles 26 Bahamas BAH
25 Gard Kvale 24 Norway NOR
26 Łukasz Wójt 26 Poland POL
27 Miguel Molina 24 Philippines PHI
28 Vadym Lepskiy 23 Ukraine UKR
29 Saša Imprić 22 Croatia CRO
30 Omar Pinzón 19 Colombia COL
31 Tomáš Fučik 23 Czech Republic CZE
32 Chris Christensen 20 Denmark DEN
33 Brenton Cabello 26 Spain ESP
34 Qu Jingyu 21 China CHN
35 Martin Liivamägi 20 Estonia EST
36 Nick Bovell 22 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
37 Dmitry Gordiyenko 22 Kazakhstan KAZ
38 Andrejs Dūda 26 Latvia LAT
39 Robin van Aggele 24 Netherlands NED
40 Markus Deibler 18 Germany GER
41 Mehdi Hamama 23 Algeria ALG
42 Serkan Atasay 38 Turkey TUR
43 Leopoldo Andara 22 Venezuela VEN
44 Park Beom-Ho 20 South Korea KOR
45 Yury Zakharov 22 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
46 Danil Bugakov 20 Uzbekistan UZB