Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 400 metre individual medley

Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 400 metre individual medley

Men's 400 metre individual medley
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
Dates September 5, 1973
Competitors 29 from 22 nations
Winning time 4:31.11 CR
Medalists
Gold medal    Hungary
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
1973 FINA
World Championships

Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Diving
Individual
3 m men women
10 m men women
Swimming
Freestyle
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
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Synchronised swimming
Solo women
Duet women
Team women
Water polo

The men's 400 metre individual medley competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 5.

Contents

  • Records 1
  • Results 2
    • Heats 2.1
    • Final 2.2
  • References 3

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
World record  Gary Hall, Sr. (USA) 4:30.81 Chicago, United States 3 August 1972
Championship record N/A N/A N/A N/A

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
5 September Heat András Hargitay  Hungary 4:38.96 CR
5 September Heat Rick Colella  United States 4:38.50 CR
5 September Final András Hargitay  Hungary 4:31.11 CR

Results

Heats

29 swimmers participated in 4 heats, qualified swimmers are listed:[1]
Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 - Rick Colella  United States 4:38.50 Q, CR
2 1 - András Hargitay  Hungary 4:38.96 Q, CR
3 3 - Rod Strachan  United States 4:40.00 Q
4 4 - Bengt Gingsjö  Sweden 4:41.23 Q
5 1 - Wolfram Sperling  East Germany 4:41.81 Q
6 3 - Sergey Zakharov  Soviet Union 4:41.96 Q
7 4 - Andrey Smirnov  Soviet Union 4:42.65 Q
8 2 - Brian Brinkley  Great Britain 4:43.54 Q
9 1 - Neil Martin  Australia 4:44.55
10 4 - Csaba Sós  Hungary 4:45.29
11 3 - David Brumwell  Canada 4:45.52
12 1 - Anders Bellbring  Sweden 4:46.56
13 2 - Hans-Joachim Geisler  West Germany 4:47.68
14 3 - Ignacio Álvarez  Mexico 4:48.96
15 4 - Tsuyoshi Yanagidate  Japan 4:49.24
16 1 - Gunnar Gundersen  Norway 4:51.46
17 2 - Peter Tetlow  Australia 4:51.98
18 1 - Lorenzo Marugo  Italy 4:51.98
19 4 - Paul Hughes  Canada 4:52.00
20 2 - François Deley  Belgium 4:52.91
21 2 - Mark Treffers  New Zealand 4:55.35
22 3 - A. Rocha  Brazil 4:56.24
23 3 - Ali Gharbi  Tunisia 5:04.13
24 3 - Evangelos Koskinas  Greece 5:07.35
25 4 - C. Santiago  Puerto Rico 5:08.66
26 2 - C. Manochehr  Iran 5:41.12
27 2 - Christian Leitzmann  East Germany - DNF[1]
28 1 - L. Diaz  Argentina - DNS
29 4 - D. Bandi Wetternek  Romania - DNS
1 Christian Leitzmann, almost at the end at the butterfly leg, swallowed some water and abandoned the race.[2]

Final

The results of the final are below.[3]
Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st - András Hargitay  Hungary 4:31.11 CR, ER[2]
2nd - Rod Strachan  United States 4:33.50
3rd - Rick Colella  United States 4:34.68
4 - Sergey Zakharov  Soviet Union 4:37.05
5 - Wolfram Sperling  East Germany 4:37.17
6 - Bengt Gingsjö  Sweden 4:37.62
7 - Brian Brinkley  Great Britain 4:40.94 NR[4]
8 - Andrey Smirnov  Soviet Union 4:41.26

References

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