Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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Men's 4×200 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Stade Nautique d'Antwerp
Dates August 25–29
Competitors 29 from 7 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1912 1924»
Swimming at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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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 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay 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 29 swimmers, representing seven teams from seven nations, competed in the event, which was held from Wednesday, August 25 to Sunday, August 29, 1920. Keith Kirkland was replaced by Frank Beaurepaire on the Australian squad between the semifinals and finals. The International Olympic Committee medal database does not show Keith Kirkland as silver medalist for Australia.

Records[edit]

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

World Record 10:11.2 Australia Cecil Healy
New Zealand Malcolm Champion
Australia Leslie Boardman
Australia Harold Hardwick
Stockholm (SWE) July 15, 1912
Olympic Record 10:11.2 Australia Cecil Healy
New Zealand Malcolm Champion
Australia Leslie Boardman
Australia Harold Hardwick
Stockholm (SWE) July 15, 1912

Note: The team competed as Australasia at the 1912 Games.

In the final the United States set a new world record with 10:04.4 minutes.

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Wednesday, August 25, 1920: The top two from each heat and the fastest of third place teams advanced.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmers Time Qual.
1  Pua Kealoha, Perry McGillivray, Norman Ross, and Duke Kahanamoku (USA) 10:20.4 Q
2  Henry Hay, William Herald, Ivan Stedman, and Keith Kirkland (AUS) 10:23.0 Q
3  Robert Andersson, Frans Möller, Orvar Trolle, and Arne Borg (SWE) 10:54.4 q
4  Albert Mayaud, Paul Vasseur, Georges Pouilley, and Henri Padou (FRA) 11:53.0

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmers Time Qual.
1  Leslie Savage, Edward Peter, Henry Taylor, and Harold Annison (GBR) 10:51.0 Q
2  Mario Massa, Agostino Frassinetti, Antonio Quarantotto, and Gilio Bisagno (ITA) 11:01.2 Q
3  Jean-Pierre Vermetten, Joseph Cludts, René Bauwens, Gérard Blitz (BEL) 11:12.2

Final[edit]

Sunday, August 29, 1920: The split times for the winning team McGillivray 2:27.2, Kealoha 2:33.2, Ross 2:30.0, and Kahanamoku 2:34.0 minutes.

Place Swimmers Time
1  Perry McGillivray, Pua Kealoha, Norman Ross, and Duke Kahanamoku (USA) 10:04.4 WR
2  Henry Hay, William Herald, Ivan Stedman, and Frank Beaurepaire (AUS) 10:25.4
3  Leslie Savage, Edward Peter, Henry Taylor, Harold Annison (GBR) 10:37.2
4  Robert Andersson, Frans Möller, Orvar Trolle, and Arne Borg (SWE) 10:50.2
5  Mario Massa, Agostino Frassinetti, Antonio Quarantotto, and Gilio Bisagno (ITA)

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.