Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

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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 200 metre breaststroke 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.

Eighteen swimmers from eleven nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Yoshiyuki Tsuruta
Japan (JPN)
 Reizo Koike
Japan (JPN)
 Teófilo Yldefonso
Philippines (PHI)

Records[edit]

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

World Record 2:44.0 British Guiana Leonard Spence New Haven (USA) April 1, 1932
Olympic Record 2:48.8 Japan Yoshiyuki Tsuruta Amsterdam (NED) August 8, 1928

In the first heat Yoshiyuki Tsuruta improved his own Olympic record with 2:46.2 minutes. In the first semi-final Reizo Koike bettered the Olympic record with 2:44.9 minutes.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Thursday August 11, 1932: 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  Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN) 2:46.2 QQ OR
2  Jikirum Adjaluddin (PHI) 2:49.9 QQ
3  Ulysse Cartonnet (FRA) 2:50.8 qq
4  Basil Francis (USA) 2:57.2
5  Sigfrid Heyner (SWE) 3:00.7
6  Harry Forssell (BRA) 3:14.6

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Reizo Koike (JPN) 2:46.2 QQ
2  Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:51.0 QQ
3  Justo José Caraballo (ARG) 2:55.2
4  Edwin Moles (USA) 2:56.8
5  Richard Wyndham (CAN) 3:12.4

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:53.7 QQ
2  Walter Spence (CAN) 2:56.5 QQ
3  Alfred Schoebel (FRA) 2:56.6
4  John Paulson (USA) 3:00.1
5  Pablo Zierold (MEX) 3:15.2

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Toivo Reingoldt (FIN) 2:53.6 QQ
2  Shigeo Nakagawa (JPN) 2:55.0 QQ

Semifinals[edit]

Friday August 12, 1932: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Reizo Koike (JPN) 2:44.9 QQ OR
2  Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN) 2:45.4 QQ
3  Jikirum Adjaluddin (PHI) 2:50.2 QQ
4  Ulysse Cartonnet (FRA) 2:50.9
5  Toivo Reingoldt (FIN) 2:54.9

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:47.6 QQ
2  Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:48.4 QQ
3  Shigeo Nakagawa (JPN) 2:52.4 QQ
4  Walter Spence (CAN) 2:52.7

Final[edit]

Saturday August 13, 1932:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN) 2:45.4
2  Reizo Koike (JPN) 2:46.6
3  Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:47.1
4  Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:48.0
5  Jikirum Adjaluddin (PHI) 2:49.2
6  Shigeo Nakagawa (JPN) 2:52.8

References[edit]