Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics
|Medalists - Beijing 2008:|
|Men's 200 m freestyle in Beijing 2008|
|Venue: National Aquatics Center|
|Participants: 57 athletes participated in the event.|
|Schedule: The final took place on Tuesday, August 12, 2008.|
|Format: Swimmers competed in preliminary heats, semifinals and final. In the preliminary heats the swimmers with the best official starting times were placed in the last three heats. Normally eight swimmers competed in each heat. The 16 swimmers with the best time in the preliminary heats advanced to the semifinals. From the semifinals the eight swimmers with the best time in the semifinals advanced to the final. The winner of the final was the Olympic Champion.
|These facts about Men's 200 m freestyle - Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database|