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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Swimming at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 7, 2016
Date Finished: August 8, 2016

Gold: CHN Sun Yang
Silver: RSA Chad le Clos
Bronze: USA Conor Dwyer

Summary

British swimmer [James Guy] had won this event at the 2015 World Championships, but [Sun Yang] of China led the world list coming into Rio. Defending gold medalist [Yannick Agnel] of France was back, although he had only finished third in the French Olympic trials and was controversially added to the team for this event. German [Paul Biedermann] was the world record holder, but set that mark in the high-tech suit era, and had never won an Olympic medal.

Sun won the gold medal, swimming 1:44.65, ahead of the surprising [Chad le Clos] of South Africa, who set an African record with 1:45.20. Bronze went to American [Conor Dwyer] as Guy finished fourth and Biedermann sixth.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sun Yang 24 China CHN Gold
2 Chad le Clos 24 South Africa RSA Silver
3 Conor Dwyer 27 United States USA Bronze
4 James Guy 20 Great Britain GBR
5 Townley Haas 19 United States USA
6 Paul Biedermann 29 Germany GER
7 Kosuke Hagino 21 Japan JPN
8 Aleksandr Krasnykh 21 Russia RUS
9 Thomas Fraser-Holmes 24 Australia AUS
10 Kacper Majchrzak 23 Poland POL
11 Sebastiaan Verschuren 27 Netherlands NED
12 Devon Brown 24 South Africa RSA
13 Velimir Stjepanović 22 Serbia SRB
14 Glenn Surgeloose 26 Belgium BEL
15 Dominik Kozma 25 Hungary HUN
16 Cristián Quintero 23 Venezuela VEN
17 Jérémy Stravius 28 France FRA
18 Felix Auböck 19 Austria AUT
19 Yannick Agnel 24 France FRA
20 Matthew Stanley 24 New Zealand NZL
21 Matias Koski 22 Finland FIN
22 Federico Grabich 26 Argentina ARG
23 Andrea D'Arrigo 21 Italy ITA
24 Marwan El-Kamash 22 Egypt EGY
25 João de Lucca 26 Brazil BRA
26 Welson Sim 19 Malaysia MAS
27 Dion Dreesens 23 Netherlands NED
28 Christoph Fildebrandt 27 Germany GER
29 Park Tae-Hwan 26 South Korea KOR
30 David McKeon 24 Australia AUS
31 Khader Baqlah 17 Jordan JOR
32 Shang Keyuan 21 China CHN
33 Marco Belotti 27 Italy ITA
34 Alexei Sancov 16 Moldova MDA
35 Cam Kurle 19 Great Britain GBR
36 Nikita Lobintsev 27 Russia RUS
37 Péter Bernek 24 Hungary HUN
38 Alexandre Haldemann 21 Switzerland SUI
39 Anže Tavčar 21 Slovenia SLO
40 Henrik Christiansen 19 Norway NOR
41T Hoàng Quý Phước 23 Vietnam VIE
41T Ahmed Mathlouthi 26 Tunisia TUN
43 Marcelo Alberto Acosta 20 El Salvador ESA
44 Noah Mascoll-Gomes 17 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
45 Mikel Schreuders 17 Aruba ARU
46 Brandon Schuster 18 Samoa SAM
47 Ahmed Gebrel 25 Palestine PLE