Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

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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 4×100 metre freestyle relay event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place October 17. The relay featured teams of four swimmers each swimming two lengths of the 50 m pool freestyle.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
United States
Zac Zorn
Stephen Rerych
Mark Spitz
Ken Walsh
William Johnson*
David Johnson*
Michael Wall*
Don Schollander*
Soviet Union
Georgijs Kuļikovs
Viktor Mazanov
Semyon Belits-Geiman
Leonid Ilyichov
Sergey Gusev*
Australia
Greg Rogers
Robert Cusack
Bob Windle
Michael Wenden

*swimmers who participated in heats

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

4 fastest teams from each heat advance to the final

Heat 1

Rank Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 Soviet Union Leonid Ilyichov (54.4)
Sergey Gusev (54.7)
Viktor Mazanov (54.6)
Semyon Belits-Geiman (54.1)
3:37.8 Q
2 Canada Glen Finch (57.5)
George Smith (53.2)
Ralph Hutton (54.8)
Sandy Gildchrist (54.8)
3:40.3 Q
3 Great Britain Mike Turner (55.5)
Bobby McGregor (55.0)
David Hembrow (55.8)
Tony Jarvis (54.1)
3:40.4 Q
4 Japan Kunihiro Iwasaki (55.8)
Masayuki Osawa (54.5)
Satoru Nakano (55.9)
Teruhiko Kitani (55.6)
3:41.8 Q
5 Spain José Antonio Chicoy (55.1)
Juan Fortuny (56.3)
Juan Martinez (56.2)
Diego Martel (55.1)
3:42.7
6 Sweden Lester Eriksson (55.7)
Ingvar Eriksson (55.9)
Bo Westergren (56.1)
Gunnar Larsson (56.2)
3:43.9
7 Colombia Julio Arango (56.0)
Tomas Becerra (59.7)
Federico Sicard (58.8)
Ricardo González (57.0)
3:51.5
8 El Salvador Salvador Vilanova (55.9)
Rubén Guerrero (1:05.9)
José Alvarado (1:02.4)
Ernesto Durón (1:04.1)
4:08.3

Heat 2

Rank Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 United States William Johnson (54.5)
David Johnson (53.1)
Michael Wall (54.0)
Don Schollander (53.8)
3:35.4 Q
2 Australia Greg Rogers (55.3)
Robert Cusack (55.7)
Bob Windle (53.9)
Mike Wenden (53.1)
3:38.0 Q
3 West Germany Peter Schorning (55.1)
Wolfgang Kremer (54.8)
Olaf, Baron von Scholing (54.9)
Hans Faßnacht (55.4)
3:40.2 Q
4 East Germany Frank Wiegand (55.4)
Horst-Günter Gregor (54.4)
Udo Poser (55.0)
Lothar Gericke (55.7)
3:40.5 Q
5 Hungary Péter Lázár (56.0)
István Szentirmay (56.0)
Csaba Csatlós (55.9)
Gábor Kucsera (54.5)
3:42.4
6 Mexico Salvador Ruíz (57.1)
Mario Santibáñez (55.7)
Eduardo Alanís (57.8)
Rafaél Cal (55.5)
3:46.1
7 Puerto Rico Jorge González (55.0)
Michael Goodner (1:00.4)
Gary Goodner (55.6)
José Ferraioli (56.0)
3:47.0
8 Philippines Roosevelt Abdulgafur (59.7)
Alman Jaamani (54.8)
Tony Asamali (57.9)
Luis Ayesa (55.4)
3:47.8

Final[edit]

Rank Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 United States Zac Zorn (53.4)
Stephen Rerych (52.8)
Mark Spitz (52.7)
Ken Walsh (52.8)
3:31.7
2 Soviet Union Semyon Belits-Geiman (54.7)
Viktor Mazanov (54.0)
Georgijs Kuļikovs (52.9)
Leonid Ilyichov (52.6)
3:34.2
3 Australia Greg Rogers (55.2)
Robert Cusack (54.1)
Bob Windle (53.7)
Mike Wenden (51.7)
3:34.7
4 Great Britain Mike Turner (55.5)
Bobby McGregor (54.2)
David Hembrow (55.4)
Tony Jarvis (53.3)
3:38.4
5 East Germany Frank Wiegand (54.3)
Horst-Günter Gregor (54.3)
Udo Poser (55.4)
Lothar Gericke (54.8)
3:38.8
6 West Germany Peter Schorning (54.5)
Wolfgang Kremer (55.2)
Olaf, Baron von Scholing (54.7)
Hans Faßnacht (54.6)
3:39.0
7 Canada Glen Finch (55.3)
George Smith (55.3)
Ralph Hutton (54.2)
Sandy Gildchrist (54.4)
3:39.2
8 Japan Kunihiro Iwasaki (55.3)
Masayuki Osawa (55.4)
Satoru Nakano (55.9)
Teruhiko Kitani (54.9)
3:41.5

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