Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre backstroke
These are the results of the Men's 200 metre backstroke, one of sixteen events for male competitors in Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
This result is being appealed - Aaron Peirsol won the race but was disqualified for a noncontinuous backstroke turn . In backstroke, a swimmer is allowed to rotate onto his/her stomach as long as 1) only one arm pull occurs while the swimmer is on his/her stomach and 2) the turn is one smooth motion.
The appeal succeeded; Peirsol has been re-instated as the gold medal winner with a new Olympic Record time.
The British team have announced their intention to appeal to a higher body in an attempt to get their fourth placed swimmer James Goddard a bronze medal.