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
1st, gold medalist(s) Frederick Holman  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) William Robinson  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pontus Hanson  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.[1] 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 Seidel  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 Seidel  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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1908 London Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 

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.