Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle
|Men's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the V Olympiad
|Competitors||26 from 13 nations|
|Swimming at the
1912 Summer Olympics
The men's 400 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third appearance of the event, which had been introduced in 1904. The competition was held from Thursday July 11, 1912 to Sunday July 14, 1912.
Twenty-six swimmers from 13 nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||5:28.4||Béla Las-Torres||Budapest (HUN)||June 5, 1912|
|Olympic Record||5:36.8||Henry Taylor||London (GBR)||July 16, 1908|
In the first heat Harold Hardwick set a new Olympic record with 5:36.0 minutes. In the fifth heat Cecil Healy improved the Olympic record with 5:34.0 minutes. In the first semi-final George Hodgson set a world record with 5:25.4 minutes and in the final he improved his record again with 5:24.4 minutes.
The top two in each heat advanced along with the fastest loser overall.
|1||Harold Hardwick (ANZ)||5:36.0||QS OR|
|2||Malcolm Champion (ANZ)||5:37.0||QS|
|3||James Reilly (USA)||6:10.2|
|4||Nils-Erik Haglund (SWE)||6:23.4|
|5||Davide Baiardo (ITA)|
|—||Mario Massa (ITA)||DNF|
|1||Thomas Battersby (GBR)||6:03.6||QS|
|2||John Johnsen (NOR)||6:14.4||QS|
|3||Eskil Wedholm (SWE)||6:29.8|
|—||Pavel Avksentyev (RUS)||DNF|
|1||Max Ritter (GER)||5:44.6||QS|
|2||Alajos Kenyery (HUN)||5:46.0||QS|
|3||Nicholas Nerich (USA)||5:50.4||qs|
|—||Theodore Tartakover (ANZ)||DNF|
|David Theander (SWE)||DNF|
|1||Béla Las-Torres (HUN)||5:36.2||QS|
|2||Henry Taylor (GBR)||5:48.4||QS|
|—||Nikolai Voronkov (RUS)||DNF|
|1||Cecil Healy (ANZ)||5:34.0||QS OR|
|2||John Hatfield (GBR)||5:35.6||QS|
|3||Franz Schuh (AUT)||6:09.4|
|1||George Hodgson (CAN)||5:50.6||QS|
|2||William Foster (GBR)||5:52.4||QS|
|3||Oscar Schiele (GER)||5:57.0|
|4||George Godfrey (RSA)||6:30.6|
|5||Harry Hedegaard (DEN)||7:07.8|
The top two from each heat and the faster of the two third place swimmers advanced.
|1||George Hodgson (CAN)||5:25.4||QF WR|
|2||John Hatfield (GBR)||5:25.6||QF|
|3||William Foster (GBR)||5:49.0|
|4||Nicholas Nerich (USA)||5:51.0|
|5||Thomas Battersby (GBR)||5:51.2|
|6||John Johnsen (NOR)|
|—||Max Ritter (GER)||DNS|
|1||Harold Hardwick (ANZ)||5:31.0||QF|
|2||Béla Las-Torres (HUN)||5:34.8||QF|
|3||Cecil Healy (ANZ)||5:37.8||qf|
|4||Malcolm Champion (ANZ)||5:38.0|
|5||Henry Taylor (GBR)||5:48.2|
|—||Alajos Kenyery (HUN)||DNS|
|1||George Hodgson (CAN)||5:24.4 WR|
|2||John Hatfield (GBR)||5:25.8|
|3||Harold Hardwick (ANZ)||5:31.2|
|4||Cecil Healy (ANZ)||5:37.8|
|5||Béla Las-Torres (HUN)||5:42.0|
- Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.)., ed. The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand.
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 29 January 2007.