Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre obstacle event

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Men's 200 metre obstacle course
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Fred Lane 1900.jpg
Frederick Lane, after winning the gold medal
Venue River Seine
Dates August 11 (semifinals)
August 12 (final)
Competitors 12 from 5 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Frederick Lane
2nd, silver medalist(s) Otto Wahle
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Peter Kemp
 Great Britain

The men's 200 metre obstacle event was an event in the 1900 Summer Olympics held in Paris. It was held on 11 August and 12 August 1900. Twelve swimmers from five nations competed.

There were three obstacles throughout the 200 metre course. Swimmers had to climb over the first two (a pole and a row of boats), and swim under the third (another row of boats).[1]



The two fastest swimmers in each heat as well as the four fastest losers from across the three heats advanced. This meant that 10 of the 12 swimmers moved on to the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Frederick Lane (AUS) 3:04.0
2  Karl Ruberl (AUT) 3:06.0
3  F. Stapleton (GBR) 3:18.4
4  Louis Marc (FRA) 3:29.2

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Otto Wahle (AUT) 2:56.1
2  William Henry (GBR) 3:14.4
3  Verbecke (FRA) 3:18.0
4  Victor Hochepied (FRA) 3:37.2

Semifinal 3[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Peter Kemp (GBR) 3:12.1
2  Maurice Hochepied (FRA) 3:16.2
3  Joseph Bertrand (FRA) 3:28.2
4  Fred Hendschel (USA) 3:45.2


The final was held on 12 August.

Place Swimmer Time
1  Frederick Lane (AUS) 2:38.4
2  Otto Wahle (AUT) 2:40.0
3  Peter Kemp (GBR) 2:47.4
4  Karl Ruberl (AUT) 2:51.2
5  F. Stapleton (GBR) 2:55.0
6  William Henry (GBR) 2:58.0
7  Maurice Hochepied (FRA) 2:58.0
8  Verbecke (FRA) 3:08.4
9  Joseph Bertrand (FRA) 3:17.0
10  Louis Marc (FRA) 3:30.6