Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

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Men's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Date July 19–20
Competitors 30 from 15 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
«1920 1928»
Swimming at the
1924 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The men's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which had not been featured at the 1900 Games. The competition was held on Saturday July 19, 1924 and on Sunday July 20, 1924.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 0:57.4 United States Johnny Weissmuller Miami (USA) February 17, 1924
Olympic Record 1:00.4(*) United States Duke Kahanamoku Antwerp (BEL) August 24, 1920
1:01.4(*) United States Duke Kahanamoku Antwerp (BEL) August 23, 1920
1:01.4(*) United States Duke Kahanamoku Antwerp (BEL) August 29, 1920

(*) Duke Kahanamoku swam 1:00.4 minutes in the first final, which was ordered to re-swim. In the second final he recorded 1:01.4, the same time as six days earlier in the semi-final.

In the second semi-final Johnny Weissmuller set a new Olympic record with 1:00.8 minutes. In the final he bettered his record with a time of 59.0 seconds

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Orvar Trolle (SWE) 1:04.2 QQ
2  Duke Kahanamoku (USA) 1:04.2 QQ
3  Kazuo Onoda (JPN) 1:05.4
4  Charles Baillee (GBR) 1:08.2
5  Vlado Smokvina (YUG) 1:11.6

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Samuel Kahanamoku (USA) 1:03.2 QQ
2  Ernest Henry (AUS) 1:03.8 QQ
3  Torahiko Miyahata (JPN) 1:04.2 qq
4  Henri Padou (FRA) 1:05.0
5  Albert Dickin (GBR) 1:06.0
6  Stanislav Bičák (TCH) 1:10.2

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Clayton Bourne (CAN) 1:06.2 QQ
2  Alberto Zorrilla (ARG) 1:08.2 QQ
3  Viktor Legát (TCH) 1:13.2
4  Charles Kopp (SUI) 1:15.0

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Katsuo Takaishi (JPN) 1:04.0 QQ
2  Ivan Stedman (AUS) 1:06.0 QQ
3  Georg Werner (SWE) 1:07.0
4  Émile Zeibig (FRA) 1:08.0
5  Gé Dekker (NED) 1:11.8

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Johnny Weissmuller (USA) 1:03.8 QQ
2  Alfred Pycock (GBR) 1:05.2 QQ
3  Édouard van Zeveren (FRA) 1:06.8
4  Moss Christie (AUS) 1:07.2
5  José Manuel Pinillo (ESP) 1:14.2

Heat 6

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Arne Borg (SWE) 1:05.4 QQ
2  István Bárány (HUN) 1:08.4 QQ
3  Julius Balasz (TCH) 1:11.8
4  Dionysios Vasilopoulos (GRE) 1:12.0
5  Pieter Jacobszoon (NED) 1:12.2

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  Duke Kahanamoku (USA) 1:01.6 QF
2  Samuel Kahanamoku (USA) 1:02.2 QF
3  Katsuo Takaishi (JPN) 1:02.4 qf
4  Orvar Trolle (SWE) 1:02.6
5  Clayton Bourne (CAN) 1:06.0
6  István Bárány (HUN) 1:08.0
 Torahiko Miyahata (JPN) DNS

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Johnny Weissmuller (USA) 1:00.8 QF OR
2  Arne Borg (SWE) 1:02.6 QF
3  Ernest Henry (AUS) 1:03.0
4  Alfred Pycock (GBR) 1:05.0
5  Ivan Stedman (AUS) 1:06.0
6  Alberto Zorrilla (ARG) 1:07.6

Final[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Johnny Weissmuller (USA) 59.0 OR
2  Duke Kahanamoku (USA) 1:01.4
3  Samuel Kahanamoku (USA) 1:01.8
4  Arne Borg (SWE) 1:02.0
5  Katsuo Takaishi (JPN) 1:03.0

References[edit]