Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's underwater swimming

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Men's underwater swimming
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Le bassin d'Asnières, pour les compétitions de natation lors des Jeux Olympiques de 1900.jpg
The swimming venue in 1900
VenueRiver Seine
DateAugust 12
Competitors14 from 4 nations
Winning score188.4
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Charles Devendeville
 France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) André Six
 France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Peder Lykkeberg
 Denmark

The men's underwater swimming was an event on the Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics schedule in Paris. It was held on 12 August in the Seine.[1] There were 14 competitors from 4 nations.[1] The event was won by Charles Devendeville of France, with his countryman André Six taking second. Denmark's Peder Lykkeberg took third despite being clearly the best underwater swimmer; he swam in circles though the distance portion of the score was measured in a straight line.[1][2]

Background[edit]

The 1900 Games were the only occasion such an event was held.[1] It was not featured at later Olympic games because of lack of spectator appeal.[3][4]

Competition format[edit]

The score was given by adding one point for each second and two points for each metre swum underwater.[5] The distance was measured in a straight line from the starting point.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
Monday, 12 August 1900 9:00 Final

Results[edit]

Rank Swimmer Nation Seconds Metres Score
1st place, gold medalist(s) Charles Devendeville  France 68.4 60.00 188.4
2nd place, silver medalist(s) André Six  France 65.4 60.00 185.4
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Peder Lykkeberg  Denmark 90.0 28.50 147.0
4 de Romand  France 50.2 47.50 145.2
5 Léon Tisserand  France 48.0 30.75 109.5
6 Hans Aniol  Germany 30.0 36.95 103.9
7 Menault  France 38.4 32.50 103.4
8 Louis Marc  France 32.0 34.00 100.0
9 Paul Peyrusson  France 29.6 31.00 91.6
10 Paul Kaisermann  France 56.8 16.10 88.8
11 Jean Leclerq  France 28.0 30.00 88.0
12 Chevrand  France 32.0 20.00 72.0
13 Alois Anderlé  Austria 22.4 23.50 69.4
14 Eucher  France 23.0 21.50 66.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Underwater Swimming, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Swimming at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's Underwater Swimming". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. ^ "1900 Olympics – Paris, France – Swimming" Archived 26 August 2007 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on January 29, 2013)
  4. ^ Mallon, Bill; Heijmans, Jeroen (2011). Historical dictionary of the Olympic movement (4 ed.). Plymouth (UK): Scarecrow Press. p. 362. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  5. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book To The Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 428. ISBN 0140066322.

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