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Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

Men's 1500m freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Dates August 20, 2004 (heats)
August 21, 2004 (final)
Competitors 34 from 28 nations
Winning time 14:43.40 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Great Britain
Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Freestyle
50 m   men   women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 20 and 21.[1]

Australian swimmer and world record holder Grant Hackett became the second swimmer in history to defend the title in this event, breaking an Olympic record time of 14:43.40. U.S. swimmer Larsen Jensen set an American record time of 14:45.29 to take the silver. Great Britain's David Davies, on the other hand, fought off a challenge from Russia's Yuri Prilukov in the final lap to earn a bronze medal by a 7-second margin, with a national record of 14:45.95.[2]

Contents

  • Records 1
  • Results 2
    • Heats 2.1
    • Final 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Grant Hackett (AUS) 14:34.56 Fukuoka, Japan 29 July 2001
Olympic record  Kieren Perkins (AUS) 14:43.48 Barcelona, Spain 31 July 1992

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
21 August Final Grant Hackett Australia 14:43.40 OR

Results

Heats

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 4 David Davies Great Britain 14:57.03 Q
2 5 5 Yuri Prilukov Russia 15:01.02 Q
3 5 4 Grant Hackett Australia 15:01.89 Q
4 4 4 Larsen Jensen United States 15:03.75 Q
5 5 2 Spyridon Gianniotis Greece 15:03.87 Q
6 3 7 Dragoș Coman Romania 15:06.33 Q, NR
7 3 2 Graeme Smith Great Britain 15:07.45 Q
8 5 3 Craig Stevens Australia 15:09.54 Q
9 5 7 Paweł Korzeniowski Poland 15:11.62
10 4 5 Igor Chervynskiy Ukraine 15:12.58
11 4 3 Nicolas Rostoucher France 15:13.56
12 5 6 Christian Hein Germany 15:15.42
13 3 6 Takeshi Matsuda Japan 15:16.42
14 2 4 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 15:18.98
15 5 1 Ricardo Monasterio Venezuela 15:20.89
16 3 5 Erik Vendt United States 15:22.00
17 2 5 Petar Stoychev Bulgaria 15:28.32
18 3 8 Andrew Hurd Canada 15:28.71
19 3 3 Alexei Filipets Russia 15:30.05
20 4 8 Bojan Zdešar Slovenia 15:31.57
21 5 8 Fernando Costa Portugal 15:32.55
22 4 2 Thomas Lurz Germany 15:33.81
23 4 1 Gergő Kis Hungary 15:38.06
24 4 7 Christian Minotti Italy 15:39.31
25 3 1 Cho Sung-Mo South Korea 15:43.43
26 2 6 Juan Martín Pereyra Argentina 15:53.29
27 1 5 Charnvudth Saengsri Thailand 15:54.46
28 2 2 Moss Burmester New Zealand 15:56.42
29 2 3 Nenad Buljan Croatia 15:56.54
30 1 4 Giancarlo Zolezzi Chile 16:00.52
31 4 6 Georgios Diamantidis Greece 16:06.31
32 1 3 Saw Yi Khy Malaysia 16:06.38
33 2 7 Xin Tong China 16:10.43
34 2 1 Miguel Mendoza Philippines 16:26.52

Final

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
3 Grant Hackett Australia 14:43.40 OR
6 Larsen Jensen United States 14:45.29 NR
4 David Davies Great Britain 14:45.95 NR
4 5 Yuri Prilukov Russia 14:52.48 NR
5 2 Spyridon Gianniotis Greece 15:03.69
6 1 Graeme Smith Great Britain 15:09.71
7 7 Dragoș Coman Romania 15:10.21
8 8 Craig Stevens Australia 15:13.66

References

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule".  
  2. ^ Whitten, Phillip (21 August 2004). "Hackett Sets Olympic Record in 1500, Just Nips Jensen, Davies".  

External links

  • Official Olympic Report
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