Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1952 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  

The men's 400 metre freestyle event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place between July 28 and 30 at the Swimming Stadium. 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 consisted of eight lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Jean Boiteux
France (FRA)
Silver  Ford Konno
United States (USA)
Bronze  Per-Olof Östrand
Sweden (SWE)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jean Boiteux France 4:30.7 OR
2 Ford Konno United States 4:31.3
3 Per-Olof Östrand Sweden 4:35.2
4 Peter Duncan South Africa 4:37.9
5 Jack Wardrop Great Britain 4:39.9
6 Wayne Moore United States 4:40.1
7 Jimmy McLane United States 4:40.3
8 Hironoshin Furuhashi Japan 4:42.1

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]