Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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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 4x200 metre freestyle relay 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 on Tuesday, August 9, 1932.

Twenty-eight swimmers from seven nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Japan (JPN)
Yasuji Miyazaki
Hisakichi Toyoda
Takashi Yokoyama
Masanori Yusa
 United States (USA)
Frank Booth
George Fissler
Maiola Kalili
Manuella Kalili
 Hungary (HUN)
István Bárány
László Szabados
András Székely
András Wanié

Records[edit]

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

World Record 9:34.0 Hungary András Wanié
Hungary László Szabados
Hungary András Székely
Hungary István Bárány
Paris (FRA) 1931
Olympic Record 9:36.2 United States Austin Clapp
United States Walter Laufer
United States George Kojac
United States Johnny Weissmuller
Amsterdam (USA) August 9, 1928

Japan set a new world record with 8:58.4 minutes. They bettered the standing world record by more than 35 seconds and broke the nine minute barrier.

Results[edit]

As there were only seven nation who competed in this event only a final was held.

Final

Place Swimmers Time Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4
1  Yasuji Miyazaki, Masanori Yusa, Hisakichi Toyoda, and Takashi Yokoyama (JPN) 8:58.4 WR 2:14.1 2:14.7 2:14.8 2:14.8
2  Frank Booth, George Fissler, Maiola Kalili, and Manuella Kalili (USA) 9:10.5 2:20.2 2:17.0 2:18.6 2:17.7
3  András Wanié, László Szabados, András Székely, and István Bárány (HUN) 9:31.4 2:25.8 2:26.5 2:21.3 2:17.8
4  George Larson, George Burrows, Munroe Bourne, and Walter Spence (CAN) 9:36.3 2:26.0 2:28.0 2:24.0 2:18.3
5  Joseph Whiteside, Bob Leivers, Reginald Sutton, and Mostyn Ffrench-Williams (GBR) 9:45.8 2:27.4 2:25.8 2:25.3 2:27.1
6  Carlos Kennedy, Leopoldo Tahier, Roberto Peper, and Alfredo Rocca (ARG) 10:13.1
7  Manuel Silva, Isaac Morais, Manoel Villar, and Benvenuto Nunes (BRA) 10:36.5

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