Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

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Swimming at the
1936 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 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the seventh appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held from Thursday August 13, 1936 to Saturday August 15, 1936.

Twenty-five swimmers from eleven nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Tetsuo Hamuro
Japan (JPN)
 Erwin Sietas
Germany (GER)
 Reizo Koike
Japan (JPN)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1936 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2:37.2 United States Jack Kasley New Haven (USA) March 28, 1936
Olympic Record 2:44.9 Japan Reizo Koike Los Angeles (USA) August 12, 1932

In the first heat of the first round Tetsuo Hamuro set a new Olympic record with 2:42.5 minutes. He bettered his own Olympic record in the final with 2:41.5 minutes.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Thursday August 13, 1936: The fastest three in each heat and the fastest from across the heats advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Tetsuo Hamuro (JPN) 2:42.5 QQ OR
2  Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:44.6 QQ
3  Ray Kaye (USA) 2:48.5 QQ
4  Jikirum Adjaluddin (PHI) 2:50.2 qq
5  Julius Edgar Arp (BRA) 3:02.6

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Saburo Ito (JPN) 2:45.8 QQ
2  Jochen Balke (GER) 2:46.4 QQ
3  Jack Kasley (USA) 2:54.4 QQ
4  Erik Skou (DEN) 2:57.6
5  Percy Belvin (BER) 3:09.8
6  Albert Puddy (CAN) 3:10.2

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  John Higgins (USA) 2:48.8 QQ
2  Arsad Alpad (PHI) 2:52.6 QQ
3  Finn Jensen (DEN) 2:55.7 QQ
4  Antônio Luiz dos Santos (BRA) 2:56.8
5  Mohamed Hassanein (EGY) 2:58.9
 Jorge Berroeta (CHI) DSQ

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Leonard Spence (BER) 2:52.0 QQ
2  Gerald Clawson (CAN) 2:54.7 QQ
3  Felix Erbert (TCH) 2:55.7 QQ
 Carlos Reed (CHI) DSQ

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Reizo Koike (JPN) 2:43.8 QQ
2  Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:47.4 QQ
3  Arthur Heina (GER) 2:48.5 QQ
4  Hans Malmström (DEN) 2:56.5

Semifinals[edit]

Wednesday August 14, 1936: The fastest three in each semi-final and the fastest fourth-placed advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Reizo Koike (JPN) 2:44.5 QQ
2  Jochen Balke (GER) 2:45.4 QQ
3  Saburo Ito (JPN) 2:45.5 QQ
4  Ray Kaye (USA) 2:49.2
5  Jikirum Adjaluddin (PHI) 2:54.0
6  Arsad Alpad (PHI) 2:54.6
7  Finn Jensen (DEN) 2:54.8
8  Gerald Clawson (CAN) 2:55.6

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Tetsuo Hamuro (JPN) 2:43.4 QQ
2  John Higgins (USA) 2:44.0 QQ
3  Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:44.8 QQ
4  Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:46.8 qq
5  Arthur Heina (GER) 2:47.3
6  Jack Kasley (USA) 2:53.4
7  Felix Erbert (TCH) 2:53.5
 Leonard Spence (BER) DSQ

Final[edit]

Saturday August 15, 1936:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Tetsuo Hamuro (JPN) 2:41.5
2  Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:42.9
3  Reizo Koike (JPN) 2:44.2
4  John Higgins (USA) 2:45.2
5  Saburo Ito (JPN) 2:47.6
6  Jochen Balke (GER) 2:47.8
7  Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:51.1

References[edit]