Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1960 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
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 2 and 3. 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 30 lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  John Konrads
Australia (AUS)
Silver  Murray Rose
Australia (AUS)
Bronze  George Breen
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Five heats were held; the eight fastest swimmers advanced to the Finals. Those that advanced are highlighted. The heats were held September 2.

Heat One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Tsuyoshi Yamanaka Japan 17:46.5
2 Aubrey Bürer South Africa 18:17.8
3 Gerhard Hetz Germany 18:32.2
4 Ilkka Suvanto Finland 18:41.1
5 Alfredo Guzmán Mexico 19:11.1
6 Paolo Galletti Italy 20:28.2
7 Rainer Goltzsche Switzerland 20:45.1

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Alan Somers United States 17:54.1
2 Murray McLachlan South Africa 18:09.9
3 Masami Nakabo Japan 18:30.4
4 Bob Sreenan Great Britain 18:57.1
5 Tin Maung Ni Burma 19:09.8
6 Slobodan Kićović Yugoslavia 20:29.0
Alberto Feo Carao Venezuela DNS

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 George Breen United States 17:55.9
2 Lars-Erik Bengtsson Sweden 18:19.7
3 Veljko Rogošić Yugoslavia 18:51.8
4 Miguel Torres Spain 19:21.8
5 Massimo Rosi Italy 19:52.9
6 András Bodnár Hungary 20:22.2
Robert Chenaux Puerto Rico DNS

Heat Four[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 John Konrads Australia 17:52.0
2 József Katona Hungary 17:53.5
3 Richard Campion Great Britain 17:54.8
4 Hans-Ulrich Millow Germany 18:22.7
5 Mauricio Ocampo Mexico 18:29.0
6 Zakaria Nasution Indonesia 19:18.6
Amiram Trauber Israel DNS

Heat Five[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Murray Rose Australia 17:32.8
2 Bana Sailani Philippines 18:18.8
3 Gennady Androsov Soviet Union 18:39.0
4 Hans-Ulrich Dürst Switzerland 19:21.9
5 Eduardo de Sousa Portugal 19:40.1
Bengt Almstedt Sweden DNS

Final[edit]

The Men's 1500 m Freestyle Final was held September 3.

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 John Konrads Australia 17:19.6 OR
2 Murray Rose Australia 17:21.7
3 George Breen United States 17:30.6
4 Tsuyoshi Yamanaka Japan 17:34.7
5 József Katona Hungary 17:43.7
6 Murray McLachlan South Africa 17:44.9
7 Alan Somers United States 18:02.8
8 Richard Campion Great Britain 18:22.7

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]