Swimming at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

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Men's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
London 1908 Swimming.jpg
The start of the final
Venue White City Stadium
Dates July 15–18
Competitors 27 from 10 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Sweden
  1912»
Swimming at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
100 m   men    
400 m men
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×200 m men

The men's 200 metre breaststroke was one of 6 swimming events on the Swimming at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. It was the only breaststroke event on the schedule. 1908 was the first appearance of the 200 metre breaststroke, as 1904 had seen the introduction of the stroke to Olympic competition with the 400 metre event.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The fastest swimmer in each heat and the fastest loser advanced, qualifying 8 swimmers for the semifinals.

Heat 1[edit]

Place Swimmer Nation Time
1 Frederick Holman Great Britain 3:10.6
2 Richard Rösler Germany 3:18.0
3 Max Gumpel Sweden Unknown

Heat 2[edit]

Place Swimmer Nation Time
1 Wilhelm Persson Sweden 3:17.6
2 András Baronyi Hungary 3:18.0
3 Augustus Goessling United States Unknown
4-5 Herman Cederberg Finland Unknown
Frank Naylor Great Britain Unknown

Heat 3[edit]

Place Swimmer Nation Time
1 Erich Zeidel Germany 3:17.2
2 Hjalmar Johansson Sweden 3:21.2
3 Arthur Davies Great Britain Unknown
4 Pierre Strauwen Belgium Unknown

Heat 4[edit]

Place Swimmer Nation Time
1 Ödön Toldi Hungary 3:14.4
2 Pontus Hanson Sweden 3:15.0
3 Sydney Gooday Great Britain Unknown
4 Amilcare Beretta Italy Unknown

Heat 5[edit]

Place Swimmer Nation Time
1 William Robinson Great Britain 3:13.0
2 Per Fjästad Sweden 3:31.4
3 John Henrikssen Finland Unknown
Edward Cooke Australasia Did not finish

Heat 6[edit]

Place Swimmer Nation Time
1 József Fabinyi Hungary 3:23.4
2 Torsten Kumfeldt Sweden 3:24.6
3 Harald Klem Denmark Unknown
Hugo Jonsson Finland Did not finish

Heat 7[edit]

Place Swimmer Nation Time
1 Félicien Courbet Belgium 3:16.4
2 Percy Courtman Great Britain 3:18.4
3 Adolf Andersson Sweden Unknown

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest two swimmers from each semifinal advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Swimmer Nation Time
1 Frederick Holman Great Britain 3:10.0
2 Ödön Toldi Hungary 3:16.4
3 Erich Zeidel Germany Unknown
4 József Fabinyi Hungary Unknown

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Swimmer Nation Time
1 William Robinson Great Britain 3:11.8
2 Pontus Hanson Sweden 3:13.0
3 Wilhelm Persson Sweden Unknown
4 Félicien Courbet Belgium Unknown

Final[edit]

Place Swimmer Nation Time
1 Frederick Holman Great Britain 3:09.2
2 William Robinson Great Britain 3:12.8
3 Pontus Hanson Sweden 3:14.6
4 Ödön Toldi Hungary 3:15.2

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Swimming 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 13 May 2006.