Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Stade Nautique d'Antwerp
Dates August 22–25
Competitors 23 from 12 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Canada
Bronze medal    Australia
«1912 1924»
Swimming at the
1920 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
300 m   women
400 m men  
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men  
400 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The men's 1500 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third appearance of the event.

A total of 23 swimmers from 12 nations competed in the event, which was held from Sunday, August 22 to Wednesday, August 25, 1920.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 22:00.0 Canada George Hodgson Stockholm (SWE) July 10, 1912
Olympic Record 22:00.0 Canada George Hodgson Stockholm (SWE) July 10, 1912

Results[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  George Vernot (CAN) 23:40.0 Q
2  Eugene Bolden (USA) 23:41.2 Q
3  Arne Borg (SWE) 23:54.4 q
 René Ricolfi-Doria (SUI) DNF
 Henry Taylor (GBR) DNF

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Ludy Langer (USA) 24:28.8 Q
2  Edward Peter (GBR) 24:39.4 Q
3  Cor Zegger (NED) 24:58.0
4  Antonio Quarantotto (ITA)
5  Alois Hrášek (TCH)

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Harold Annison (GBR) 24:28.2 Q
2  George Hodgson (CAN) 24:36.6 Q
3  Gilio Bisagno (ITA) 25:18.0
4  Hans Drexler (SUI)
5  Emanuel Prüll (TCH)

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Norman Ross (USA) 24:08.2 Q
2  Paul De Backer (BEL) 26:46.4 Q
3  Frans Möller (SWE) 27:42.0
4  Joaquín Cuadrada (ESP)

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Frank Beaurepaire (AUS) 22:55.0 Q
2  Fred Kahele (USA) 23:41.6 Q
3  Jack Hatfield (GBR) 23:56.6
 Pierre Lavraie (FRA) DNF

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest two in each semi-final and the faster of the two third-placed swimmer advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Norman Ross (USA) 23:12.0 Q
2  Fred Kahele (USA) 23:23.0 Q
3  Eugene Bolden (USA) 23:26.4 q
4  Arne Borg (SWE)
5  George Hodgson (CAN)

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  George Vernot (CAN) 22:59.4 Q
2  Frank Beaurepaire (AUS) 23:02.2 Q
3  Harold Annison (GBR) 23:51.4
4  Ludy Langer (USA)
5  Edward Peter (GBR)
6  Paul De Backer (BEL)

Final[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Norman Ross (USA) 22:23.2
2  George Vernot (CAN) 22:36.4
3  Frank Beaurepaire (AUS) 23:04.0
4  Fred Kahele (USA) 23:59.1
5  Eugene Bolden (USA) 24:04.3

References[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 25 April 2008.