Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1948 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  

At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. All swimming events took place at the Empire Pool. There was a total of 249 participants from 34 countries competing.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 8 6 1 15
2  Denmark (DEN) 2 2 0 4
3  Netherlands (NED) 1 0 2 3
4  Australia (AUS) 0 2 2 4
5  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 3 4
6  France (FRA) 0 0 2 2
7  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Wally Ris
United States (USA)
57.3 (OR)  Alan Ford
United States (USA)
57.8  Géza Kádas
Hungary (HUN)
58.1
400 m freestyle  Bill Smith
United States (USA)
4:41.0 (OR)  Jimmy McLane
United States (USA)
4:43.4  John Marshall
Australia (AUS)
4:47.7
1500 m freestyle  Jimmy McLane
United States (USA)
19:18.5  John Marshall
Australia (AUS)
19:31.3  György Mitró
Hungary (HUN)
19:43.2
100 m backstroke  Allen Stack
United States (USA)
1:06.4  Bob Cowell
United States (USA)
1:06.5  Georges Vallerey
France (FRA)
1:07.8
200 m breaststroke  Joe Verdeur
United States (USA)
2:39.3 (OR)  Keith Carter
United States (USA)
2:40.2  Bob Sohl
United States (USA)
2:43.9
4×200 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Wally Ris
Jimmy McLane
Wally Wolf
Bill Smith
8:46.0 (WR)  Hungary (HUN)
Elemér Szatmári
György Mitró
Imre Nyéki
Géza Kádas
8:48.4  France (FRA)
Joseph Bernardo
René Cornu
Henri Padou
Alexandre Jany
9:08.0

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Greta Andersen
Denmark (DEN)
1:06.3  Ann Curtis
United States (USA)
1:06.5  Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Netherlands (NED)
1:07.6
400 m freestyle  Ann Curtis
United States (USA)
5:17.8 (OR)  Karen Harup
Denmark (DEN)
5:21.2  Catherine Gibson
Great Britain (GBR)
5:22.5
100 m backstroke  Karen Harup
Denmark (DEN)
1:14.4 (OR)  Suzanne Zimmerman
United States (USA)
1:16.0  Judy-Joy Davies
Australia (AUS)
1:16.7
200 m breaststroke  Nel van Vliet
Netherlands (NED)
2:57.2  Nancy Lyons
Australia (AUS)
2:57.7  Éva Novák
Hungary (HUN)
3:00.2
4×100 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Marie Corridon
Thelma Kalama
Brenda Helser
Ann Curtis
4:29.2 (OR)  Denmark (DEN)
Eva Arndt
Karen Harup
Greta Andersen
Fritze Carstensen
4:29.6  Netherlands (NED)
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
Margot Marsman
Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Hannie Termeulen
4:31.6

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°33′29″N 0°16′59″W / 51.5581°N 0.2830°W / 51.5581; -0.2830