Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 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 400 metre freestyle event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place between October 14 and 15. 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  Don Schollander
United States (USA)
Silver  Frank Wiegand
Germany (GER)
Bronze  Allan Wood
Australia (AUS)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Seven heats were held; the fastest eight swimmers advanced to the Finals. Those that advanced are highlighted.

Heat One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bob Windle Australia 4:21.6
2 Haruo Yoshimuta Japan 4:28.8
3 Wolfgang Kremer Germany 4:29.9
4 Giovanni Orlando Italy 4:30.8
5 Carlos Canepa Peru 4:44.9
6 László Szlamka Hungary 5:00.0

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Roy Saari United States 4:20.0
2 Sandy Gilchrist Canada 4:24.2
3 Sergio De Gregorio Italy 4:27.4
4 Aleksandr Paramonov Soviet Union 4:34.0
5 Julio Arango Colombia 4:35.1
6 Tin Maung Ni Myanmar 4:40.9
7 Robert Loh Hong Kong 4:53.3

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 John Nelson United States 4:19.9
2 Johan Bontekoe Netherlands 4:26.6
3 Yevgeny Novikov Soviet Union 4:30.0
4 Carlos van der Maath Argentina 4:30.2
5 Alan Durrett Zambia 4:39.0
6 Aad Oudt Netherlands 4:46.5

Heat Four[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Tsuyoshi Yamanaka Japan 4:21.1
2 Hans Rosendahl Sweden 4:23.5
3 Ron Jacks Canada 4:29.3
4 Pierpaolo Spangaro Italy 4:30.0
5 Tuomo Hämäläinen Finland 4:35.5
6 Gert Kölli Austria 4:38.4
7 Kim Bong-Jo South Korea 4:55.8

Heat Five[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Russell Phegan Australia 4:19.8
2 József Katona Hungary 4:24.7
3 Takeshi Yamakage Japan 4:27.8
4 John Thurley Great Britain 4:31.0
5 Slobodan Dijaković Yugoslavia 4:41.0
6 Téodoro Capriles Venezuela 4:44.5
7 Walter Ledgard Jr. Peru 4:50.4

Heat Six[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Frank Wiegand Germany 4:17.2
2 Semyon Belits-Geiman Soviet Union 4:19.4
3 Petr Lohnický Czechoslovakia 4:28.9
4 Celestino Pérez Puerto Rico 4:30.9
5 Bob Lord Great Britain 4:33.2
6 Francis Luyce France 4:33.2
7 Ilkka Suvanto Finland 4:38.0
8 András Bodnár Hungary 5:03.7

Heat Seven[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Don Schollander United States 4:15.8
2 Allan Wood Australia 4:16.2
3 Mats Svensson Sweden 4:24.6
4 Martin Klink Germany 4:29.1
5 Ralph Hutton Canada 4:29.4
6 John Martin-Dye Great Britain 4:34.3
7 Tan Thuan Heng Malaysia 4:38.2
8 Pano Capéronis Switzerland 4:43.8

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Don Schollander United States 4:12.2 WR
2 Frank Wiegand Germany 4:14.9
3 Allan Wood Australia 4:15.1
4 Roy Saari United States 4:16.7
5 John Nelson United States 4:16.9
6 Tsuyoshi Yamanaka Japan 4:19.1
7 Russell Phegan Australia 4:20.2
8 Semyon Belits-Geiman Soviet Union 4:21.4

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]