Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1932 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 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the seventh appearance of the event, which had only not featured at the 1900 Games. The competition was held from Saturday August 6, 1932 to Sunday August 7, 1932.

Twenty-two swimmers from ten nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Yasuji Miyazaki
Japan (JPN)
 Tatsugo Kawaishi
Japan (JPN)
 Albert Schwartz
United States (USA)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.

World Record 57.4 United States Johnny Weissmuller Miami (USA) February 17, 1924
Olympic Record 58.6 United States Johnny Weissmuller Amsterdam (NED) August 11, 1928

Saturday August 6, 1932: In the first semi-final Yasuji Miyazaki set a new Olympic record with 58.0 seconds.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Manuella Kalili (USA) 0:59.6 QQ
2  István Bárány (HUN) 1:00.4 QQ
3  Munroe Bourne (CAN) 1:01.1
4  Reginald Sutton (GBR) 1:02.9
5  Leopoldo Tahier (ARG) 1:05.3
6  Manoel Villar (BRA) 1:08.4

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Walter Spence (CAN) 0:59.3 QQ
2  Albert Schwartz (USA) 0:59.6 QQ
3  Tatsugo Kawaishi (JPN) 0:59.8 qq
4  András Wanié (HUN) 1:02.8
5  Mostyn Ffrench-Williams (GBR) 1:05.9

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Zenjiro Takahashi (JPN) 0:59.5 QQ
2  Raymond Thompson (USA) 1:02.0 QQ
3  Alfredo Rocca (ARG) 1:04.2
4  Joseph Whiteside (GBR) 1:04.7
5  Eskil Lundahl (SWE) 1:06.2
6  João Pereira (BRA) 1:08.2

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Yasuji Miyazaki (JPN) 0:58.7 QQ
2  András Székely (HUN) 1:01.5 QQ
3  Abdurahman Ali (PHI) 1:02.2
4  Noel Ryan (AUS) 1:02.9
5  Robert Halloran (CAN) 1:06.9

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Yasuji Miyazaki (JPN) 0:58.0 QQ OR
2  Raymond Thompson (USA) 0:59.3 QQ
3  Manuella Kalili (USA) 0:59.3 QQ
4  István Bárány (HUN) 0:59.4
5  András Székely (HUN) 1:01.4

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Tatsugo Kawaishi (JPN) 0:59.0 QQ
2  Albert Schwartz (USA) 0:59.2 QQ
3  Zenjiro Takahashi (JPN) 0:59.5 QQ
4  Walter Spence (CAN) 0:59.6

Final[edit]

Sunday August 7, 1932:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Yasuji Miyazaki (JPN) 0:58.2
2  Tatsugo Kawaishi (JPN) 0:58.6
3  Albert Schwartz (USA) 0:58.8
4  Manuella Kalili (USA) 0:59.2
5  Zenjiro Takahashi (JPN) 0:59.2
6  Raymond Thompson (USA) 0:59.5

References[edit]