Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
400 m men women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m women
200 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m women
200 m men
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place between October 11 and 12. In freestyle swimming, the stroke used 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 two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Don Schollander
United States (USA)
Silver  Bobby McGregor
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze  Hans-Joachim Klein
Germany (EUA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Nine heats were held; the fastest 24 swimmers advanced to the Semifinals. Those that advanced are highlighted.

Heat One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Gary Ilman United States 54.0
2 Gérard Gropaiz France 55.8
3 Athos de Oliveira Brazil 56.0
4 Vinus van Baalen Netherlands 56.8
5 Bruno Bianchi Italy 56.8
6 Ralph Hutton Canada 57.7
7 Kim Bong-Jo South Korea 1:01.2

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Mike Austin United States 54.9
2 David Dickson Australia 55.1
3 Jean-Pascal Curtillet France 56.2
4 Matti Kasvio Finland 56.3
5 Álvaro Pires Brazil 56.8
6 Téodoro Capriles Venezuela 57.2
7 Tan Thuan Heng Malaysia 58.7

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Per-Ola Lindberg Sweden 55.1
2 Tadaharu Goto Japan 55.8
3 Pietro Boscaini Italy 55.8
4 Luis Nicolao Argentina 56.1
5 José Miguel Espinosa Spain 57.4
6 Herlander Ribeiro Portugal 59.0
7 Somchai Limpichati Thailand 59.8

Heat Four[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Hans-Joachim Klein Germany 55.3
2 Peter Phelps Australia 56.1
3 Lester Eriksson Sweden 56.2
4 Yury Sumtsov Soviet Union 56.3
5 François Simons Belgium 56.8
6 Carlos van der Maath Argentina 57.5
7 Nguyễn Ðình Lê South Vietnam 1:01.1

Heat Five[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Don Schollander United States 54.3
2 Yukiaki Okabe Japan 54.4
3 Uwe Jacobsen Germany 55.6
4 Petr Lohnický Czechoslovakia 56.4
5 Gerhard Wieland Austria 56.8
6 Antonio Pérez Spain 57.8
7 Mauri Fonseca Brazil 59.6

Heat Six[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Daniel Sherry Canada 55.2
2 Alain Gottvallès France 55.2
3 John Ryan Australia 55.5
4 Horst Löffler Germany 55.6
5 Vladimir Shuvalov Soviet Union 55.9
6 Georges Welbes Luxembourg 58.6
7 Hannu Vaahtoranta Finland 58.7
8 Gudmunður Gíslason Iceland 59.0

Heat Seven[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Tatsuo Fujimoto Japan 55.8
2 Gyula Dobay Hungary 55.8
3 Sandy Gilchrist Canada 55.8
4 Gert Kölli Austria 56.5
5 David Haller Great Britain 57.7
6 Bert Sitters Netherlands 58.1
7 Luis Paz Peru 58.5
8 Robert Loh Hong Kong 1:00.4

Heat Eight[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jindřich Vágner Czechoslovakia 55.5
2 Ron Kroon Netherlands 55.5
3 Bob Lord Great Britain 55.7
4 József Gulrich Hungary 56.3
5 Tuomo Hämäläinen Finland 57.6
6 Salvador Ruíz Mexico 58.8
7 Pano Capéronis Switzerland 58.9

Heat Nine[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bobby McGregor Great Britain 54.7
2 Bengt Nordwall Sweden 55.6
3 Viktor Semchenkov Soviet Union 56.2
4 Antal Száll Hungary 56.8
5 Sergio De Gregorio Italy 56.8
6 Phan Hữu Dong South Vietnam 1:01.1
7 Celestino Pérez Puerto Rico 1:01.3
8 Haydar Shonjani Iran 1:02.1

Semifinals[edit]

Three heats were held; the fastest eight swimmers advanced to the Finals. The swimmers that advanced are highlighted.

Semifinal One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Gary Ilman United States 53.9
2 Mike Austin United States 54.3
3 Yukiaki Okabe Japan 55.2
4 Daniel Sherry Canada 55.5
5 Tadaharu Goto Japan 55.6
6 Ron Kroon Netherlands 55.7
7 Horst Löffler Germany 56.0
8 Pietro Boscaini Italy 56.1

Semifinal Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Don Schollander United States 54.0
2 Alain Gottvallès France 54.3
3 Uwe Jacobsen Germany 54.8
4 Per-Ola Lindberg Sweden 55.1
5 Jindřich Vágner Czechoslovakia 55.5
6 Gérard Gropaiz France 55.7
7 Sandy Gilchrist Canada 56.4
8 Bob Lord Great Britain 56.5

Semifinal Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bobby McGregor Great Britain 54.3
2 Hans-Joachim Klein Germany 54.4
3 Gyula Dobay Hungary 54.8
4 David Dickson Australia 54.9
5 Vladimir Shuvalov Soviet Union 55.8
6 Tatsuo Fujimoto Japan 55.8
7 Bengt Nordwall Sweden 56.4
8 John Ryan Australia 56.5

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Don Schollander United States 53.4 OR
2 Bobby McGregor Great Britain 53.5
3 Hans-Joachim Klein Germany 54.0
4 Gary Ilman United States 54.0
5 Alain Gottvallès France 54.2
6 Mike Austin United States 54.5
7 Gyula Dobay Hungary 54.9
8 Uwe Jacobsen Germany 56.1

Key: OR = Olympic record

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