Men’s 200 Individual Medley, Day 5 Prelims: Laszlo Cseh Clocks Swift 1:59.50, Leads Michael Phelps into Semis

ATHENS, Greece. August 18. LASZLO CSEH, the Hungarian medley star, blasted the only time under two minutes in the prelims of the men's 200 IM, clocking 1:59.50. The time moves the 18-year-old to sixth on the all-time performers list.

World record-holder Michael Phelps was on cruise control, winning his heat in 2:00.01, the second-fastest prelims time.

Medal hopeful George Bovell of Trinidad (and Auburn University) was next in 2:00.65. At the NCAA Championships in March, Bovell set the short course WR in this event.

Brazilian teen sensation Thiago Pereira went 2:01.12, fifth fastest this morning, having clocked 1:59.48 here in Athens in June. That time leaves him ranked third in the world this year.

The two Japanese, Jiro Miki (fourth, 2:00.93) and Takahiro Mori (ninth, 2:01.33) made it to round 2, as did the Italian pair Alessio Boggiatto (2:01.30) and Massi Rosilino (2:01.56). Rosolino is the dfending Olympic champion in this event.

The second American, Ryan Lochte — like Phelps, a member of last night's gold medal-winning 800 meter free relay — was 10th in 2:01.41. Brits Robin Francis (2:01.57) and Adrian Turner (2:01.73) will also be in the mix this evening.

Tunisian World Champs bronze medalist Oussama Mellouli clocked an African record 2:01.94 and Greek hero Ioannis Kokkodis was the last man through in 2:02.11.

Aussie rookie Adam Lucas missed the cut by just 0.01 of a second.

Notable nonqualifiers included former world record-holder Finn Jani Sievinen, German Christian Keller, Aussie Justin Norris and Canada’s Brian Johns

Men 200m Individual Medley Heats

Record Splits Name NOC Location Date
WR 1:55.94 25.15 54.03 1:28.35 PHELPS Michael USA College Park (USA) 09 AUG 2003
OR 1:58.98 26.59 57.36 1:30.88 ROSOLINO Massimiliano ITA Sydney (AUS) 21 SEP 2000

Event No: 23

Rank Heat Lane Name NOC R.T. 50m 100m 150m Time Time
Behind
1 6 3 CSEH Laszlo HUN 0.86 25.67 55.23
29.56 1:30.62
35.39 1:59.50
28.88
2 7 4 PHELPS Michael USA 0.74 26.12 55.61
29.49 1:31.66
36.05 2:00.01
28.35 0.51
3 5 4 BOVELL George TRI 0.82 26.65 56.97
30.32 1:31.82
34.85 2:00.65
28.83 1.15
4 7 3 MIKI Jiro JPN 0.69 26.53 57.21
30.68 1:32.12
34.91 2:00.93
28.81 1.43
5 7 5 PEREIRA Thiago BRA 0.71 25.53 56.14
30.61 1:30.98
34.84 2:01.12
30.14 1.62
6 6 6 BOGGIATTO Alessio ITA 0.81 26.68 58.14
31.46 1:33.05
34.91 2:01.30
28.25 1.80
7 6 8 KENT Dean NZL 0.75 26.46 56.73
30.27 1:31.35
34.62 2:01.31
29.96 1.81
8 6 7 JANUSAITIS Vytautas LTU 0.84 26.03 55.88
29.85 1:31.27
35.39 2:01.32
30.05 1.82

9 7 6 MORI Takahiro JPN 0.74 26.29 57.50
31.21 1:32.42
34.92 2:01.33
28.91 1.83
10 6 4 LOCHTE Ryan USA 0.70 27.56 57.96
30.40 1:33.08
35.12 2:01.41
28.33 1.91
11 6 5 ROSOLINO Massimiliano ITA 0.86 26.82 58.98
32.16 1:33.35
34.37 2:01.56
28.21 2.06
12 7 2 FRANCIS Robin GBR 0.87 26.81 58.16
31.35 1:32.48
34.32 2:01.57
29.09 2.07
13 6 2 TURNER Adrian GBR 0.84 26.66 57.98
31.32 1:32.71
34.73 2:01.73
29.02 2.23
14 7 7 KEREKJARTO Tamas HUN 0.68 26.06 57.17
31.11 1:32.54
35.37 2:01.75
29.21 2.25
15 5 2 MELLOULI Oussama TUN 0.75 26.33 57.84
31.51 1:33.31
35.47 2:01.94
28.63 2.44 AF
16 4 4 KOKKODIS Ioannis GRE 0.89 26.98 57.95
30.97 1:32.82
34.87 2:02.11
29.29 2.61

17 7 1 LUCAS Adam AUS 0.74 26.52 57.36
30.84 1:32.83
35.47 2:02.12
29.29 2.62
18 4 3 ALEXANDROV Mihail BUL 0.74 25.92 57.19
31.27 1:32.09
34.90 2:02.39
30.30 2.89
19 6 1 ZHAO Tao CHN 0.86 27.16 57.29
30.13 1:33.13
35.84 2:02.41
29.28 2.91
20 5 5 SIEVINEN Jani FIN 0.78 27.28 59.13
31.85 1:33.96
34.83 2:02.79
28.83 3.29
21 5 7 KELLER Christian GER 0.80 26.45 58.82
32.37 1:34.05
35.23 2:02.93
28.88 3.43
22 4 5 SERGEYEV Sergiy UKR 0.74 26.59 58.39
31.80 1:33.36
34.97 2:03.26
29.90 3.76
23 4 8 ALLY Bradley BAR 0.72 26.42 57.43
31.01 1:33.43
36.00 2:03.29
29.86 3.79
24 5 8 WU Peng CHN 0.79 26.45 58.34
31.89 1:34.96
36.62 2:03.60
28.64 4.10
25 4 7 DEICMANS Guntars LAT 0.85 26.98 58.90
31.92 1:34.27
35.37 2:03.68
29.41 4.18
26 5 1 YABE Diogo BRA 0.76 26.64 58.52
31.88 1:34.08
35.56 2:03.86
29.78 4.36
27 5 3 NORRIS Justin AUS 0.81 26.25 59.03
32.78 1:34.65
35.62 2:03.87
29.22 4.37
28 5 6 JOHNS Brian CAN 0.82 27.23 59.10
31.87 1:35.05
35.95 2:03.95
28.90 4.45
29 7 8 ZATSEPINE Alexei RUS 0.79 27.05 58.65
31.60 1:34.41
35.76 2:04.11
29.70 4.61
30 4 6 KNOWLES Jeremy Daniel BAH 0.79 26.48 58.91
32.43 1:34.45
35.54 2:04.22
29.77 4.72
31 3 6 CARSTENSEN Jacob DEN 0.76 27.00 1:00.53
33.53 1:36.11
35.58 2:04.80
28.69 5.30
32 3 3 KIM Bang-Hyun KOR 0.84 27.46 59.63
32.17 1:35.86
36.23 2:05.06
29.20 5.56
33 3 2 MOLINA Miguel PHI 0.67 26.97 58.74
31.77 1:34.58
35.84 2:05.28
30.70 5.78
34 3 4 CAC Kresimir CRO 0.86 26.98 59.91
32.93 1:35.28
35.37 2:05.33
30.05 5.83
35 2 4 BENABID Raouf ALG 0.72 26.54 58.43
31.89 1:36.53
38.10 2:06.34
29.81 6.84
36 2 6 HACIANE Hocine AND 0.78 27.48 1:00.86
33.38 1:36.83
35.97 2:06.48
29.65 6.98
37 4 1 TOWNSEND Darian RSA 0.75 26.13 59.12
32.99 1:37.01
37.89 2:07.04
30.03 7.54
38 2 3 MILADINOVSKI Aleksandar MKD 0.77 26.49 59.06
32.57 1:36.27
37.21 2:07.39
31.12 7.89
39 3 5 ZAHAROV Andrei MDA 0.85 26.84 1:01.85
35.01 1:37.37
35.52 2:07.40
30.03 7.90
40 3 1 SUTANTO Albert INA 0.74 26.95 58.94
31.99 1:37.33
38.39 2:07.55
30.22 8.05
41 2 1 MACKAY Andrew CAY 0.59 27.78 1:00.18
32.40 1:37.57
37.39 2:07.65
30.08 8.15
42 2 2 PUKHNATIY Oleg UZB 0.82 27.02 58.82
31.80 1:35.73
36.91 2:08.24
32.51 8.74
43 3 7 TAN Gary SIN 0.77 26.93 59.15
32.22 1:37.53
38.38 2:08.44
30.91 8.94
44 2 7 WU Nien Pin TPE 0.61 27.26 59.62
32.36 1:39.08
39.46 2:08.72
29.64 9.22
45 1 4 OLIVER Jorge PUR 0.75 26.38 58.65
32.27 1:37.56
38.91 2:08.84
31.28 9.34
45 2 5 ORAL Oguz Orel TUR 0.76 27.80 1:00.98
33.18 1:37.88
36.90 2:08.84
30.96 9.34
47 3 8 FALL Malick SEN 0.84 28.03 1:01.09
33.06 1:38.63
37.54 2:12.13
33.50 12.63
48 1 3 DIMITRIADIS Georgios CYP 0.79 27.38 1:00.52
33.14 1:40.15
39.63 2:12.27
32.12 12.77
4 2 MANKOC Peter SLO

DNS
1 5 RYZHKOV Yevgeniy KAZ 0.82

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