Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle
|Swimming at the
1932 Summer Olympics
The men's 1500 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held from Thursday August 11, 1932 to Saturday August 13, 1932.
Fifteen swimmers from eight nations competed.
| Kusuo Kitamura
| Shozo Makino
| Jim Cristy
United States (USA)
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||19:07.2||Arne Borg||Bologna (ITA)||September 2, 1927|
|Olympic Record||19:51.8||Arne Borg||Amsterdam (NED)||August 6, 1928|
In the first semi-final Kusuo Kitamura set a new Olympic record with 19:51.6 minutes. Shozo Makino bettered this record in the second semi-final with 19:38.7 minutes. In the final Kusuo Kitamura again took the Olympic record with 19:12.4 minutes.
Thursday August 11, 1932: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced to the final. In the second heat Sunao Ishiharada and Boy Charlton tied for second place which allowed ten swimmers to advance to the semi-finals.
|1||Kusuo Kitamura (JPN)||19:55.2|
|2||Buster Crabbe (USA)||20:01.0|
|3||Jean Taris (FRA)||20:01.2|
|4||Nalin Malik (IND)||23:52.4|
|1||Jim Cristy (USA)||19:58.4|
|2||Sunao Ishiharada (JPN)||20:09.5|
|Boy Charlton (AUS)||20:09.5|
|1||Ralph Flanagan (USA)||20:06.0|
|2||Noel Ryan (AUS)||20:12.6|
|3||Giuseppe Perentin (ITA)||21:04.5|
|4||Ignacio Gutiérrez (MEX)||22:39.2|
|1||Shozo Makino (JPN)||19:53.3|
|2||Paolo Costoli (ITA)||20:48.1|
|3||George Burrows (CAN)||22:19.6|
|4||Manuel Villegas (MEX)||23:40.0|
Friday August 12, 1932: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.
|1||Kusuo Kitamura (JPN)||19:51.6||QQ OR|
|2||Jean Taris (FRA)||20:04.2|
|3||Jim Cristy (USA)||20:06.9|
|4||Sunao Ishiharada (JPN)||20:31.2|
|5||Paolo Costoli (ITA)||20:58.7|
|1||Shozo Makino (JPN)||19:38.7||QQ OR|
|2||Buster Crabbe (USA)||19:51.8|
|3||Noel Ryan (AUS)||19:52.5|
|4||Boy Charlton (AUS)||19:53.1|
|5||Ralph Flanagan (USA)||20:03.7|
Saturday August 13, 1932:
|1||Kusuo Kitamura (JPN)||19:12.4 OR|
|2||Shozo Makino (JPN)||19:14.1|
|3||Jim Cristy (USA)||19:39.5|
|4||Noel Ryan (AUS)||19:45.1|
|5||Buster Crabbe (USA)||20:02.7|
|6||Jean Taris (FRA)||20:09.7|
- Olympic Report
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 8 November 2008. (Polish)