Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 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 400 metre freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 22 and 23. 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  Mike Burton
United States (USA)
Silver  Ralph Hutton
Canada (CAN)
Bronze  Alain Mosconi
France (FRA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mike Burton United States 4:09.0 OR
2 Ralph Hutton Canada 4:11.7
3 Alain Mosconi France 4:13.3
4 Greg Brough Australia 4:15.9
5 Graham White Australia 4:16.7
6 John Nelson United States 4:17.2
7 Hans Faßnacht West Germany 4:18.1
8 Brent Berk United States 4:26.0

Key: OR = Olympic record

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