Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 yard freestyle

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Men's 100 yard freestyle
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Start of 100 yards swimming during 1904 Summer Olympics.jpg
Start of 100 yards final
Venue Forest Park
Date September 5
Competitors 9 from 2 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Zoltán Halmay  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Charles Daniels  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Scott Leary  United States
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The men's 100 yard freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the second time the event was held at the Olympics, though the only time yards were used instead of metres.

9 swimmers from 2 nations competed.



The top three finishers in each heat advanced to the final. The results of the non-advancing swimmers are unclear, but Raymond Thorne, Edwin Swatek and Bill Orthwein are named by de Wael as possible competitors.

Heat 1
1.  Zoltán Halmay (HUN) 1:06.2 QF
2.  Scott Leary (USA) QF
3.  David Hammond (USA) QF
4. Unknown
5. Unknown
Heat 2
1.  Charles Daniels (USA) 1:07.4 QF
2.  David Gaul (USA) QF
3.  Leo Goodwin (USA) QF
4. Unknown


Gold  Zoltán Halmay (HUN) 1:02.8
Silver  Charles Daniels (USA)
Bronze  Scott Leary (USA)
4.  David Gaul (USA)
5.  David Hammond (USA)
6.  Leo Goodwin (USA)


  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's 100 yard Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 August 2016.