Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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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 4x200 metre freestyle relay 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 on Saturday August 11, 1928.

The United States replaced two swimmers between the semi-finals and the final, while Japan replaced one. Fifty-five swimmers from 13 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Austin Clapp
George Kojac
Walter Laufer
Johnny Weissmuller
 Japan (JPN)
Nobuo Arai
Tokuhei Sada
Katsuo Takaishi
Hiroshi Yoneyama
 Canada (CAN)
Garnet Ault
Munroe Bourne
Walter Spence
James Thompson

Note: The International Olympic Committee medal database shows only these four swimmers from the United States as gold medalist. Paul Samson and David Young both swam in the semi-final are not credited with medals. Also the Japanese Kazuo Noda who swam in the semi-final is not listed as silver medalist.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 9:49.6 Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
1927
Olympic Record 9:53.4 United States Ralph Breyer
United States Harry Glancy
United States Wally O'Connor
United States Johnny Weissmuller
Paris (FRA) July 20, 1924

The United States with Paul Samson, Austin Clapp, David Young, and Johnny Weissmuller set a new world record in the semi-final with 9:38.8 minutes. In the final the United States with Austin Clapp, Walter Laufer, George Kojac, and Johnny Weissmuller bettered the world record to 9:36.2 minutes.

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest two in each semi-final and the fastest third-placed from across the semi-finals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmers Time Qual.
1  Paul Samson, Austin Clapp, David Young, and Johnny Weissmuller (USA) 9:38.8 QF WR
2  Kazuo Noda, Hiroshi Yoneyama, Tokuhei Sada, and Katsuo Takaishi (JPN) 9:42.6 QF
3  Aulo Gustafsson, Sven-Pelle Pettersson, Eskil Lundahl, and Arne Borg (SWE) 10:03.2 qf
4  Francisco Uranga, Amilcar Álvarez, Emilio Vives, and Alberto Zorrilla (ARG)

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmers Time Qual.
1  Munroe Bourne, James Thompson, Garnet Ault, and Walter Spence (CAN) 9:55.0 QF
2  Edward Peter, Joseph Whiteside, Reginald Sutton, and Albert Dickin (GBR) 10:16.6 QF
3  Philippe Tisson, Gustave Klein, Jean Taris, and Albert Vandeplancke (FRA) 10:31.4
4  Henk van Essen, Gerrit van Voorst, Piet Bannenberg, and Johannes Brink (NED)
5  Louis Van Parijs, Pierre Coppieters, Martial van Schelle, and Gérard Blitz (BEL)

Semifinal 3

Place Swimmers Time Qual.
1  András Wanié, Rezső Wanié, Géza Szigritz, and István Bárány (HUN) 9:46.6 QF
2  Francisco Segalá, Estanislao Artal, Ramón Artigas, and José González (ESP) 11:50.6 QF
3  Giuseppe Perentin, Antonio Conelli, Emilio Polli, and Paolo Costoli (ITA) 10:03.2
4  Karl Schubert, Karl Schubert, Friedel Berges, and Herbert Heinrich (GER)

Final[edit]

Place Swimmers Time
1  Austin Clapp, Walter Laufer, George Kojac, and Johnny Weissmuller (USA) 9:36.2 WR
2  Hiroshi Yoneyama, Nobuo Arai, Tokuhei Sada, and Katsuo Takaishi (JPN) 9:41.4
3  Munroe Bourne, James Thompson, Garnet Ault, and Walter Spence (CAN) 9:47.8
4  András Wanié, Rezső Wanié, Géza Szigritz, and István Bárány (HUN) 9:57.0
5  Aulo Gustafsson, Sven-Pelle Pettersson, Eskil Lundahl, and Arne Borg (SWE) 10:01.8
6  Reginald Sutton, Joseph Whiteside, Edward Peter, and Albert Dickin (GBR) 10:15.8
7  José González, Estanislao Artal, Ramón Artigas, and Francisco Segalá (ESP)

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