Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Bernat Picornell Pools, Barcelona
Date Started: July 29, 1992
Date Finished: July 29, 1992
[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 RÃ³zsa], also second in the 100 breast in Barcelona, and Britainâs [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.