Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre freestyle

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Men's 200 metre freestyle
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Venue River Seine
Dates August 11 (semifinals)
August 12 (final)
Competitors 26 from 10 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
  1904 (220 yd)»
Swimming at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
200 m   men  
1000 m men
4000 m men
Backstroke
200 m men
Other
200 m team men
200 m obstacle men
Underwater men

The men's 200 metre freestyle was a sprint swimming event in the Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics program in Paris. It was the shortest of the three freestyle events. It was held on 11 August and 12 August 1900. 26 swimmers from 10 nations competed.

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

In the first round, there were five semifinals. The winner of each semifinal advanced to the final, as did the five fastest losers from across all the semifinals. The semifinals were held on 11 August.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Otto Wahle (AUT) 2:35.6
2  Robert Crawshaw (GBR) 2:40.0
3  Julius Frey (GER) 2:50.4
4  Erik Eriksson (SWE) 3:05.8
5  Bussetti (ITA) 3:35.0

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Zoltán Halmay (HUN) 2:38.0
2  Peter Kemp (GBR) 2:51.0
3  Féret (FRA) 3:12.2
4  Victor Cadet (FRA) 3:24.0

Semifinal 3[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Frederick Lane (AUS) 2:59.0
2  Tartara (FRA) 3:13.0
3  Victor Hochepied (FRA) 3:46.6
4  Texier (FRA) 3:47.0
5  Peyrusson (FRA) 3:47.6
DNF  Pujol (FRA) -

Semifinal 4[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Jules Clévenot (FRA) 3:05.0
2  Herman Alexander de Bij (NED) 3:10.4
3  Fred Hendschel (USA) 3:42.0
4  R. Foregger (AUT) 4:32.0
5  Léauté (FRA) 4:39.4

Semifinal 5[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Karl Ruberl (AUT) 2:22.6
2  F. Stapleton (GBR) 2:47.0
3  Louis Martin (FRA) 2:47.4
4  Maurice Hochepied (FRA) 2:48.0
5  Adam (FRA) 4:28.0
6  Ronaux (FRA) 4:36.4

Final[edit]

The final was held on 12 August. Wahle did not start in the final. Lane won easily, more than six seconds ahead of Halmay and Ruberl.

Place Athlete Time
1  Frederick Lane (AUS) 2:25.2
2  Zoltán Halmay (HUN) 2:31.4
3  Karl Ruberl (AUT) 2:32.0
4  Robert Crawshaw (GBR) 2:45.6
5  Maurice Hochepied (FRA) 2:53.0
6  F. Stapleton (GBR) 2:55.0
7  Jules Clévenot (FRA) 2:56.2
8  Julius Frey (GER) 2:58.2
9  Louis Martin (FRA) Unknown
 Otto Wahle (AUT) DNS