Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle
|Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
The men's 1500 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held from Saturday August 4, 1928 to Monday August 6, 1928.
Nineteen swimmers from 13 nations competed.
| Arne Borg
| Boy Charlton
| Buster Crabbe
United States (USA)
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||19:07.2||Arne Borg||Bologna (ITA)||September 2, 1927|
|Olympic Record||20:06.6||Boy Charlton||Paris (FRA)||July 15, 1924|
In the final Arne Borg bettered the Olympic record to 19:51.8 minutes.
Saturday August 4, 1928: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.
|1||Austin Clapp (USA)||21:31.0|
|2||Takaji Takebayashi (JPN)||22:30.4|
|3||James Thompson (CAN)||22:56.6|
|4||Giovanni Gambi (ITA)|
|5||Jean Taris (FRA)|
|1||Nobuo Arai (JPN)||21:35.4|
|2||Giuseppe Perentin (ITA)||21:42.4|
|3||Dick de Man (NED)||23:03.2|
|4||David Lindsay (NZL)|
|1||Katsuo Takaishi (JPN)||21:20.8|
|2||Ray Ruddy (USA)||22:12.0|
|3||Václav Antoš (TCH)||22:43.0|
|1||Alberto Zorrilla (ARG)||22:21.2|
|2||Garnet Ault (CAN)||22:55.8|
|1||Arne Borg (SWE)||20:14.2|
|2||Boy Charlton (AUS)||20:17.4|
|3||Buster Crabbe (USA)||20:17.8|
|4||Walter Handschuhmacher (GER)||22:18.6|
|5||Taburan Tamse (PHI)|
Sunday August 5, 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.
|1||Arne Borg (SWE)||20:42.0||QF|
|2||Alberto Zorrilla (ARG)||21:17.0||QF|
|3||Garnet Ault (CAN)||21:33.4||QF|
|4||Nobuo Arai (JPN)|
|—||Takaji Takebayashi (JPN)||DNF|
|—||Austin Clapp (USA)||DNS|
|1||Buster Crabbe (USA)||20:55.4||QF|
|2||Boy Charlton (AUS)||20:57.0||QF|
|3||Ray Ruddy (USA)||21:31.2||QF|
|4||Giuseppe Perentin (ITA)|
|—||Katsuo Takaishi (JPN)||DNS|
Monday August 6, 1928:
|1||Arne Borg (SWE)||19:51.8 OR|
|2||Boy Charlton (AUS)||20:02.6|
|3||Buster Crabbe (USA)||20:28.8|
|4||Ray Ruddy (USA)||21:05.0|
|5||Alberto Zorrilla (ARG)||21:23.8|
|6||Garnet Ault (CAN)||21:46.0|
- Olympic Report
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 30 September 2008.