Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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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 4x200 metre freestyle relay 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 on Monday, August 10, 1936 and on Tuesday, August 11, 1936.

The United States replaced two swimmer between the semi-finals and the final. Seventy-four swimmers from 18 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Japan (JPN)
Shigeo Arai
Shigeo Sugiura
Masaharu Taguchi
Masanori Yusa
 United States (USA)
Ralph Flanagan
John Macionis
Jack Medica
Paul Wolf
 Hungary (HUN)
Oszkár Abay-Nemes
Ferenc Csik
Ödön Gróf
Árpád Lengyel

Note: The International Olympic Committee medal database shows only these swimmers as medalists. Ralph Gilman and Charles Hutter swam for the United States in the semi-finals but were not credited with silver medals.

Records[edit]

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

World Record 8:52.2 Japan Masanori Yusa
Japan Shozo Makino
Japan Sunao Ishiharada
Japan Hiroshi Negami
Tokyo (JPN) August 19, 1935
Olympic Record 8:58.4 Japan Yasuji Miyazaki
Japan Masanori Yusa
Japan Hisakichi Toyoda
Japan Takashi Yokoyama
Los Angeles (USA) August 9, 1932

In the final the Japan set a new world record with 8:51.5 minutes.

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Monday, August 10, 1936: The fastest two in each semi-final and the next two fastest from across the semi-finals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmers Time Qual.
1  René Cavalero, Artem Nakache, Christian Talli, and Jean Taris (FRA) 9:21.7 QQ
2  Munroe Bourne, Bob Hamerton, Robert Hooper, and Bob Pirie (CAN) 9:40.0 QQ
3  Aluizio Lage, Leônidas da Silva, Manoel Villar, and Isaac Morais (BRA) 9:42.5
4  Jikirum Adjaluddin, Arsad Alpad, Nils Christiansen, and José Obial (PHI) 9:45.8
5  Edmund Cooper, Leonard Spence, Dudley Spurling, and John Young (BER) 10:50.5
6  Rikhardos Brousalis, Spyridon Mavrogiorgos, Panagiotis Provatopoulos, and Angelos Vlakhos (GRE) 10:51.0

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmers Time Qual.
1  Ralph Gilman, Charles Hutter, Jack Medica, and Paul Wolf (USA) 9:10.4 QQ
2  Oszkár Abay-Nemes, Ferenc Csik, Ödön Gróf, and Árpád Lengyel (HUN) 9:20.8 QQ
3  Mostyn Ffrench-Williams, Romund Gabrielsen, Bob Leivers, and Norman Wainwright (GBR) 9:30.8 qq
4  Poul Petersen, Jørgen Jørgensen, Aage Hellstrøm, and John Christensen (DEN) 9:39.6
5  Herbert Hnatek, Franz Seltenheim, Edmund Pader, and Günther Zobernig (AUT) 10:58.4
6  Norbert Franck, Pierre Hastert, Marcel Neumann, and Georges Tandel (LUX) 10:59.8
 Kazimierz Bocheński, Helmut Barysz, Joachim Karliczek, and Ilja Szrajbman (POL) DSQ

Semifinal 3

Place Swimmers Time Qual.
1  Shigeo Arai, Shigeo Sugiura, Masaharu Taguchi, and Masanori Yusa (JPN) 8:56.1 QQ
2  Helmuth Fischer, Hermann Heibel, Wolfgang Heimlich, and Werner Plath (GER) 9:21.4 QQ
3  Björn Borg, Sten-Olof Bolldén, Sven-Pelle Pettersson, and Gunnar Werner (SWE) 9:35.3 qq
4  Draško Vilfan, Tone Gazzari, Zmaj Defilipis, and Tone Cerer (YUG) 9:40.3
5  Said Higazi, Ibrahim Fadl, Mahmoud Kadri, and Saad El-Din Zaki (EGY) 10:05.3

Final[edit]

Tuesday, August 11, 1936:

Place Swimmers Time
1  Masanori Yusa, Shigeo Sugiura, Masaharu Taguchi, and Shigeo Arai (JPN) 8:51.5 WR
2  Ralph Flanagan, John Macionis, Paul Wolf, and Jack Medica (USA) 9:03.0
3  Árpád Lengyel, Oszkár Abay-Nemes, Ödön Gróf, and Ferenc Csik (HUN) 9:12.3
4  Artem Nakache, Christian Talli, René Cavalero, and Jean Taris (FRA) 9:18.2
5  Werner Plath, Hermann Heibel, Wolfgang Heimlich, and Helmuth Fischer (GER) 9:19.0
6  Mostyn Ffrench-Williams, Romund Gabrielsen, Bob Leivers, and Norman Wainwright (GBR) 9:21.5
7  Munroe Bourne, Bob Hamerton, Robert Hooper, and Bob Pirie (CAN) 9:27.5
8  Björn Borg, Sten-Olof Bolldén, Sven-Pelle Pettersson, and Gunnar Werner (SWE) 9:37.5

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