Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 yard freestyle
|Men's 50 yard freestyle
at the Games of the III Olympiad
|Competitors||9 from 2 nations|
|Swimming at the
1904 Summer Olympics
The men's 50 yard freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first time the short-distance event was held at the Olympics, and the only time the distance of 50 yards was used. Subsequent editions of the programme would use a distance of 50 metres, though the short sprint would not reappear until the 1988 Summer Olympics.
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 David Hammond, Edwin Swatek and Bill Orthwein are named by de Wael as possible competitors.
|1.||Zoltán Halmay (HUN)||29.6||QF|
|2.||Leo Goodwin (USA)||QF|
|3.||Raymond Thorne (USA)||QF|
|1.||Scott Leary (USA)||28.2||QF|
|2.||Charles Daniels (USA)||QF|
|3.||David Gaul (USA)||QF|
|Zoltán Halmay (HUN)||28.2
|Scott Leary (USA)||28.2
|Charles Daniels (USA)|
|4.||David Gaul (USA)|
|5.||Leo Goodwin (USA)|
|6.||Raymond Thorne (USA)|
- "Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's 50 yard Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 August 2016.