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Swimming at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

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Events:

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Antwerp Swimming Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 26, 1920
Date Finished: August 29, 1920

Gold: SWE HÃ¥kan Malmrot
Silver: SWE Thor Henning
Bronze: FIN Arvo Aaltonen

Summary

The defending champion was [Walter Bathe] of Germany, who set the Olympic record of 3:01.8 in the 1912 final. The world record was held by [Percy Courtman] (GBR), who had recorded 2:56.6 in 1914. Bathe could not compete in Antwerp, because Germany was not invited, and Courtman also did not show for this event. The event was wide-open but [HÃ¥kan Malmrot] of Sweden won his heat, his semi-final, and final without being pressed. Four days earlier, Malmrot had also won the 400 breaststroke.

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