Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1948 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 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place between August 5 and 7, at the Empire Pool. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consists of 30 lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Jimmy McLane
United States (USA)
Silver  John Marshall
Australia (AUS)
Bronze  György Mitró
Hungary (HUN)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jimmy McLane United States 19:52.2 Q
2 John Marshall Australia 19:53.8 Q
3 György Mitró Hungary 20:06.5 Q
4 György Csordás Hungary 20:06.6 Q
5 Forbes Norris United States 20:09.3 Q
6 Marjan Stipetić Yugoslavia 20:12.9 Q
7 Donald Bland Great Britain 20:19.8 q
8 Bill Heusner United States 20:23.9 q
9 Jo Bernardo France 20:25.5
10 Ferenc Vörös Hungary 20:31.4
11 Florbel Pérez Uruguay 20:32.6
12 Miroslav Bartůšek Czechoslovakia 20:32.9
13 Luis González Colombia 20:41.6
14 Rolf Egon Brazil 20:44.6

Key: Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jimmy McLane United States 19:18.5
2 John Marshall Australia 19:31.3
3 György Mitró Hungary 19:43.2
4 György Csordás Hungary 19:54.2
5 Marjan Stipetić Yugoslavia 20:10.7
6 Forbes Norris United States 20:18.8
7 Donald Bland Great Britain 20:19.8
8 Bill Heusner United States 20:45.4

References[edit]