While American swimmers at the Olympics have by and large been pretty successful, not every event has seen the Americans finish on the podium. They were shut out of the 200m breaststroke finals, including University of Florida's Clark Burckle, who finished sixth at 2:09.25.
Burckle entered the finals after finishing second in his heat and in the semifinals. However, he couldn't overcome a world-record performance by Hungary's Daniel Gyurta, who won the gold medal with a time of 2:07.28. The silver medal was claimed by Michael Jamieson of Great Britain who finished with a time of 2:07.43. The bronze medal went to Ryo Tateishi of Japan, finishing with a time of 2:08.29.
The only other American in the 200m breaststroke finals was Scott Weltz who finished in fifth ahead of Burckle with a time of 2:09.02.
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