Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre team swimming
|Men's 200 metre team swimming
at the Games of the II Olympiad
|Competitors||20 from 2 nations|
|Swimming at the
1900 Summer Olympics
|200 m team||men|
|200 m obstacle||men|
The men's 200 metre team swimming was an event on the swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics schedule in Paris. It was held on August 12, 1900. 20 swimmers from 2 nations constituted four teams; 18 of the swimmers actually swam.
There were four heats, with five swimmers in each heat. Scoring used a fairly strange system—swimmers were seeded into the heats, then received a number of points depending on what place they received in which heat. The five swimmers in the first heat were given between 1 and 5 points, with the winner receiving 1 and points increasing with place. The swimmers in the second heat received between 6 and 10 points, and so on. The scores of the five swimmers on a team were summed, and the team with the fewest points won. This gave a strong advantage to the German team, which had three swimmers in the first heat, and an equally strong disadvantage to the Parisian team, with three swimmers in the fourth heat.
If points are given by best time regardless of heat, the Pupilles de Neptune and the Tritons switch places, though the Germans still win and the Parisian team still takes fourth.
|1||Ernst Hoppenberg (GER)||Deutscher Schwimm-Verband Berlin||2:35.4||1|
|2||Max Hainle (GER)||Deutscher Schwimm-Verband Berlin||2:36.0||2|
|3||Maurice Hochepied (FRA)||Tritons Lillois||2:53.0||3|
|4||Julius Frey (GER)||Deutscher Schwimm-Verband Berlin||2:55.0||4|
|5||Bertrand (FRA)||Tritons Lillois||3:00.0||5|
|1||Max Schöne (GER)||Deutscher Schwimm-Verband Berlin||2:42.0||6|
|2||Jules Clévenot (FRA)||Libellule de Paris||2:45.0||7|
|3||Tartara (FRA)||Pupilles de Neptune de Lille||2:48.6||8|
|4||Désiré Mérchez (FRA)||Pupilles de Neptune de Lille||2:55.4||9|
|5||Rosier (FRA)||Libellule de Paris||3:04.4||10|
|1||Louis Martin (FRA)||Pupilles de Neptune de Lille||2:51.4||11|
|2||Victor Hochepied (FRA)||Tritons Lillois||2:56.4||12|
|3||Verbecke (FRA)||Tritons Lillois||3:01.6||13|
|4||Georges Leuillieux (FRA)||Pupilles de Neptune de Lille||2:55.0||14|
|1||Féret (FRA)||Libellule de Paris||3:00.4||15|
|2||Gasaigne (FRA)||Libellule de Paris||3:02.0||16|
|3||Pelloy (FRA)||Libellule de Paris||3:06.0||17|
|4||Victor Cadet (FRA)||Tritons Lillois||3:18.0||18|
Did not start
The following two swimmers did not compete and thus earned 20 points for their teams:
The final was held on August 12.
|1||Deutscher Schwimm-Verband Berlin||Ernst Hoppenberg
Herbert von Petersdorff
|2||Tritons Lillois||Maurice Hochepied
|3||Pupilles de Neptune de Lille||Tartara
|4||Libellule de Paris||Jules Clévenot
- Mallon, pp. 201, 205-6
- Mallon gives this swimmer as Ernest Luhrsen.
- Mallon gives this swimmer as Gustav Lexau.
- Houben did not actually compete; however, he is listed in the IOC's medal database as part of the Neptune team.