Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle
|Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the V Olympiad
|Competitors||19 from 11 nations|
|Swimming at the
1912 Summer Olympics
The men's 1500 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event, which had been introduced in 1908. At the 1904 and 1906 Olympics a one-mile freestyle contest was held. The competition was held from Saturday July 6, 1912 to Wednesday July 10, 1912.
Nineteen swimmers from eleven nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||22:48.4||Henry Taylor||London (GBR)||July 25, 1908|
|Olympic Record||22:48.4||Henry Taylor||London (GBR)||July 25, 1908|
George Hodgson set a new world record with a 22:23.0 in the qualifying round and improved his own record in the final to 22:00.0.
The top two in each heat advanced along with the fastest loser overall.
|1||Vilhelm Andersson (SWE)||23:12.2||QS|
|2||Malcolm Champion (ANZ)||23:34.0||QS|
|3||Henry Taylor (GBR)||24:06.4||qs|
|—||Herbert Wetter (NOR)||DNF|
|1||Béla Las-Torres (HUN)||22:58.0||QS|
|2||Jack Hatfield (GBR)||23:16.6||QS|
|—||Auguste Caby (FRA)||DNF|
|1||George Hodgson (CAN)||22:23.0||QS WR|
|2||William Longworth (ANZ)||23:03.6||QS|
|3||Harry Hedegaard (DEN)||28:32.4|
|1||Thomas Battersby (GBR)||23:58.0||QS|
|2||Franz Schuh (AUT)||25:19.8||QS|
|3||Eskil Wedholm (SWE)||27:38.0|
|—||Mario Massa (ITA)||DNF|
|1||Harold Hardwick (ANZ)||23:23.2||QS|
|2||William Foster (GBR)||23:52.2||QS|
|3||John Johnsen (NOR)||25:45.6|
|4||Gustav Collin (SWE)||27:05.2|
|—||Pavel Avksentyev (RUS)||DNF|
The top two from each heat and the faster of the two third place swimmers advanced.
|1||George Hodgson (CAN)||22:26.0||QF|
|2||Jack Hatfield (GBR)||22:33.4||QF|
|3||Harold Hardwick (ANZ)||23:14.0||qf|
|4||Vilhelm Andersson (SWE)||23:14.4|
|—||Henry Taylor (GBR)||DNF|
|Franz Schuh (AUT)||DNS|
|1||Béla Las-Torres (HUN)||23:09.8||QF|
|2||Malcolm Champion (ANZ)||23:24.2||QF|
|3||William Foster (GBR)||23:32.2|
|4||Thomas Battersby (GBR)|
|—||William Longworth (ANZ)||DNS|
|1||George Hodgson (CAN)||22:00.0 WR|
|2||Jack Hatfield (GBR)||22:39.0|
|3||Harold Hardwick (ANZ)||23:15.4|
|-||Malcolm Champion (ANZ)||DNF|
|-||Béla Las-Torres (HUN)||DNF|
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