Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Swimming at the
1932 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
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 400 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 Monday August 8, 1932 to Wednesday August 10, 1932.

Nineteen swimmers from ten nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Buster Crabbe
United States (USA)
 Jean Taris
France (FRA)
 Tsutomu Ōyokota
Japan (JPN)

Records[edit]

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

World Record 4:47.0 France Jean Taris Paris (FRA) April 16, 1931
Olympic Record 5:01.6 Argentina Alberto Zorrilla Amsterdam (NED) August 9, 1928

In the first heat Takashi Yokoyama set a new Olympic record with 4:53.2 minutes. He bettered this record in the first semi-final with 4:51.4 minutes. But in the final Buster Crabbe took the Olympic record with 4:48.4 minutes.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Monday August 8, 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  Takashi Yokoyama (JPN) 4:53.2 QQ OR
2  James Gilhula (USA) 4:53.3 QQ
3  George Burrows (CAN) 5:28.9

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Buster Crabbe (USA) 4:59.8 QQ
2  Noboru Sugimoto (JPN) 5:00.2 QQ
3  Norman Wainwright (GBR) 5:12.0
4  Ignacio Gutiérrez (MEX) 5:29.1

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Boy Charlton (AUS) 4:59.8 QQ
2  Paolo Costoli (ITA) 5:06.7 QQ
3  Walter Spence (CAN) 5:10.0 qq
4  Gyula Kánásy (HUN) 5:40.8
5  Manuel Villegas (MEX) 5:54.2

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Jean Taris (FRA) 4:53.3 QQ
2  Giuseppe Perentin (ITA) 5:09.1 QQ
3  Bob Leivers (GBR) 5:14.6
4  Nalin Malik (IND) 5:59.0

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Noel Ryan (AUS) 5:01.9 QQ
2  Tsutomu Ōyokota (JPN) 5:06.3 QQ
3  George Larson (CAN) 5:20.1

Semifinals[edit]

Wednesday August 10, 1932: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Takashi Yokoyama (JPN) 4:51.4 QQ OR
2  Jean Taris (FRA) 4:52.3 QQ
3  Tsutomu Ōyokota (JPN) 4:52.8 QQ
4  James Gilhula (USA) 4:55.4
5  Noel Ryan (AUS) 4:59.7
6  Paolo Costoli (ITA) 5:06.0

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Buster Crabbe (USA) 4:52.7 QQ
2  Noboru Sugimoto (JPN) 4:59.0 QQ
3  Boy Charlton (AUS) 5:02.1 QQ
4  Giuseppe Perentin (ITA) 5:10.5
5  Walter Spence (CAN) 5:15.6

Final[edit]

Wednesday August 10, 1932:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Buster Crabbe (USA) 4:48.4 OR
2  Jean Taris (FRA) 4:48.5
3  Tsutomu Ōyokota (JPN) 4:52.3
4  Takashi Yokoyama (JPN) 4:52.5
5  Noboru Sugimoto (JPN) 4:56.1
6  Boy Charlton (AUS) 4:58.6

References[edit]