Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

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Men's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Date July 15–17
Competitors 28 from 16 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Belgium
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 200 metre breaststroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held on Tuesday July 15, 1924, on Wednesday July 16, 1924, and on Thursday July 17, 1924.

Records[edit]

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

World Record 2:50.4 Germany Erich Rademacher Magdeburg (GER) April 7, 1924
Olympic Record 3:01.8 Germany Walter Bathe Stockholm (SWE) July 12, 1912

In the first heat Bob Skelton set a new Olympic record with 2:56.0 minutes.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Tuesday July 15, 1924: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Bob Skelton (USA) 2:56.0 QQ OR
2  Thor Henning (SWE) 3:02.4 QQ
3  Zoltán Bitskey (HUN) 3:05.4 qq
4  Ivan Stedman (AUS) 3:09.6
5  William Stoney (GBR) 3:10.3
6  Georges Vallerey (FRA) 3:11.2

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Joseph De Combe (BEL) 3:02.0 QQ
2  Edward Maw (GBR) 3:07.0 QQ
3  Márton Sipos (HUN) 3:09.8
4  Arvo Aaltonen (FIN) 3:11.0
5  Marius Zwiller (FRA) 3:11.2

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Bill Kirschbaum (USA) 3:01.0 QQ
2  Rudolf Piowatý (TCH) 3:10.8 QQ
3  Bo Johnsson (SWE) 3:12.2
4  Viljo Viklund (FIN) 3:12.4
5  Luciano Trolli (ITA) 3:23.0

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Reginald Flint (GBR) 3:05.2 QQ
2  Frigyes Hollósi (HUN) 3:06.4 QQ
3  Henri Bouvier (FRA) 3:07.8
4  Gerlacus Moes (NED) 3:18.8
5  Emerico Biach (ITA) 3:26.8
6  Ivo Pavelić (YUG) 3:28.4

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Bengt Linders (SWE) 3:03.4 QQ
2  Robert Wyss (SUI) 3:03.6 QQ
3  Clarrie Heard (NZL) 3:09.0
4  Tsunenobu Ishida (JPN) 3:09.2
5  Jaroslav Müller (TCH) 3:22.0
6  Mário Marques (POR) 3:32.4

Semifinals[edit]

Wednesday July 16, 1924: 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  Bob Skelton (USA) 3:00.2 QF
2  Bill Kirschbaum (USA) 3:02.6 QF
3  Robert Wyss (SUI) 3:04.2 qf
4  Frigyes Hollósi (HUN) 3:05.6
5  Reginald Flint (GBR) 3:06.8
6  Rudolf Piowatý (TCH) 3:11.8

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Joseph De Combe (BEL) 3:00.2 QF
2  Bengt Linders (SWE) 3:01.4 QF
3  Thor Henning (SWE) 3:05.0
4  Edward Maw (GBR) 3:07.0
5  Zoltán Bitskey (HUN) 3:09.2

Final[edit]

Thursday July 17, 1924:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Bob Skelton (USA) 2:56.6
2  Joseph De Combe (BEL) 2:59.2
3  Bill Kirschbaum (USA) 3:01.0
4  Bengt Linders (SWE) 3:02.2
5  Robert Wyss (SUI) 3:05.6

References[edit]