Italy and Greece filed a protest that Fran Crippen swam outside the field of competition when he swam under the lane lines of the finish chute. The protest was accepted by Tomas Haces, the head referee, and the US delegation filed an appeal. The appeal will be heard and adjudicated by the FINA Bureau tomorrow Thursday morning. No final results, times or places will be released until that time.
The Italian Valerio Cleri finished fourth in the tight battle coming down the finish.