Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke
|Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
The men's 200 metre breaststroke 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 Monday August 6, 1928 to Wednesday August 8, 1928.
Twenty-one swimmers from 13 nations competed.
| Yoshiyuki Tsuruta
| Erich Rademacher
| Teófilo Yldefonso
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||2:48.0||Erich Rademacher||Brussels (BEL)||March 11, 1927|
|Olympic Record||2:56.0||Robert Skelton||Paris (FRA)||July 15, 1924|
In the third heat Erich Rademacher set a new Olympic record with 2:52.0 minutes. In the fourth heat Yoshiyuki Tsuruta bettered the record to 2:50.0 minutes. Tsuruta improved the record in the semi-finals with 2:49.2 minutes and in the final with 2:48.8 minutes.
Monday August 6, 1928: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced. As there was a tie for second place in the fifth heat both swimmers advanced instead of a third placed.
|1||Walter Spence (CAN)||2:56.6|
|2||Erwin Sietas (GER)||2:57.4|
|3||Louis Van Parijs (BEL)||3:00.0|
|4||William Rozier (FRA)|
|5||Hugh Smith (GBR)|
|1||Eric Harling (SWE)||2:56.4|
|2||Karl Schäfer (AUT)||2:56.6|
|3||Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI)||2:57.4|
|4||Yuki Mawatari (JPN)|
|5||Ernst Budig (GER)||2:58.6|
|1||Erich Rademacher (GER)||2:52.0||QQ OR|
|2||Thomas Blankenburg (USA)||3:04.2|
|3||Léon Tallon (FRA)||3:05.0|
|4||Jack Aubin (CAN)|
|—||Joseph De Combe (BEL)||DNF|
|1||Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN)||2:50.0||QQ OR|
|2||Robert Wyss (SUI)||3:02.6|
|3||Leen Korpershoek (NED)||3:04.0|
|4||Reginald Flint (GBR)|
|5||José Francesch (ESP)|
|6||Tage Wissnell (SWE)|
Tuesday August 7, 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced.
|1||Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN)||2:49.2||QF OR|
|2||Walter Spence (CAN)||2:53.0||QF|
|3||Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI)||2:53.2||QF|
|4||Robert Wyss (SUI)|
|5||Thomas Blankenburg (USA)|
|1||Erich Rademacher (GER)||2:56.6||QF|
|2||Eric Harling (SWE)||2:57.2||QF|
|3||Erwin Sietas (GER)||2:57.8||QF|
|4||Karl Schäfer (AUT)|
Wednesday August 8, 1928:
|1||Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN)||2:48.8 OR|
|2||Erich Rademacher (GER)||2:50.6|
|3||Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI)||2:56.4|
|4||Erwin Sietas (GER)||2:56.6|
|5||Eric Harling (SWE)||2:56.8|
|6||Walter Spence (CAN)||2:57.2|
- Olympic Report
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 5 October 2008.