Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
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 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 25 and 26. 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  Mike Burton
United States (USA)
Silver  John Kinsella
United States (USA)
Bronze  Greg Brough
Australia (AUS)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mike Burton United States 16:38.9 OR
2 John Kinsella United States 16:57.3
3 Greg Brough Australia 17:04.7
4 Graham White Australia 17:08.0
5 Ralph Hutton Canada 17:15.6
6 Guillermo Echevarría Mexico 17:36.4
7 Juan Alanís Mexico 17:46.6
8 John Nelson United States 18:05.1

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]