Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 yard freestyle

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Men's 50 yard freestyle
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Forest Park
Date September 6
Competitors 9 from 2 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Zoltán Halmay  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Scott Leary  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Charles Daniels  United States
1988
(50 m) →
Swimming at the
1904 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
50 yard   men  
100 yard men
220 yard men
440 yard men
880 yard men
1 mile men
Backstroke
100 yard men
Breaststroke
440 yard men
Freestyle relay
4×50 yard men

The men's 50 yard freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme.[1] 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.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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.

Heat 1
1.  Zoltán Halmay (HUN) 29.6 QF
2.  Leo Goodwin (USA) QF
3.  Raymond Thorne (USA) QF
4. Unknown
5. Unknown
Heat 2
1.  Scott Leary (USA) 28.2 QF
2.  Charles Daniels (USA) QF
3.  David Gaul (USA) QF
4. Unknown

Final[edit]

Final
Gold  Zoltán Halmay (HUN) 28.2
28.0
Silver  Scott Leary (USA) 28.2
28.6
Bronze  Charles Daniels (USA)
4.  David Gaul (USA)
5.  Leo Goodwin (USA)
6.  Raymond Thorne (USA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's 50 yard Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

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