Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre butterfly

Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The men's 200 metre butterfly event at the 1956 Olympic Games took place on November 30 and December 1. This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool. This was the first time that the butterfly stroke had appeared in the Olympic Games.

Medalists

Gold  William Yorzyk
United States (USA)
Silver  Takashi Ishimoto
Japan (JPN)
Bronze  György Tumpek
Hungary (HUN)

Results

Heats

Three heats were held. The swimmers with the eight fastest times advanced to the Finals. The swimmers that advanced are highlighted.

Heat One

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bill Yorzyk United States 2:18.6
2 John Marshall Australia 2:26.8
3 Alexandru Popescu Romania 2:29.9
4 René Pirolley France 2:30.1
5 Jenő Áts Hungary 2:31.1
6 Walter Ocampo Mexico 2:41.4

Heat Two

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Takashi Ishimoto Japan 2:24.2
2 Brian Wilkinson Australia 2:27.2
3 Eulalio Ríos Mexico 2:28.1
4 Jack Nelson United States 2:29.4
5 Palsons Naibula Philippines 3:03.2
6 Shamsher Khan India 3:06.3

Heat Three

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 György Tumpek Hungary 2:23.3
2 Horst Weber Germany 2:34.4
3 Graham Symonds Great Britain 2:35.7
4 Agapito Lozada Philippines 2:43.5
5 George Park Canada 2:47.2
6 Shah Ghazi Pakistan 2:48.0
7 Fong Seow Hor Malaya 2:56.0

Final

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
William Yorzyk United States 2:19.3
Takashi Ishimoto Japan 2:23.8
György Tumpek Hungary 2:23.9
4 Jack Nelson United States 2:26.6
5 John Marshall Australia 2:27.2
6 Eulalio Ríos Alemán Mexico 2:27.3
7 Brian Wilkinson Australia 2:29.7
8 Alexandru Popescu Romania 2:31.0

References

  • http://www.sports-reference.com/; retrieved 2009-10-28.