Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle

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Men's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Stade Nautique d'Antwerp
Dates August 26–28
Competitors 22 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Norman Ross  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ludy Langer  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) George Vernot  Canada
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1924 →
Swimming at the
1920 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
300 m   women
400 m men  
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men  
400 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The men's 400 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the third appearance of the event.

A total of 22 swimmers from 11 nations competed in the event, which was held from Thursday, August 26 to Saturday, August 28, 1920.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 5:14.6 United States Norman Ross Los Angeles (USA) October 9, 1919
Olympic Record 5:24.4 Canada George Hodgson Stockholm (SWE) July 14, 1912

Results[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Norman Ross (USA) 6:16.2 Q
2  Kenkichi Saito (JPN) 6:16.8 Q

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Harold Annison (GBR) 5:58.0 Q
2  Keith Kirkland (AUS) 6:12.2 Q
3  Paul Vasseur (FRA) 6:30.4
4  Alfred Steen (NOR) 6:30.6
5  René Ricolfi-Doria (SUI)

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Bill Harris (USA) 5:57.8 Q
2  Henry Taylor (GBR) 6:01.2 Q
3  Masaren Uchida (JPN) 6:40.0
4  Alois Hrášek (TCH)

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  George Vernot (CAN) 5:32.6 Q
2  Fred Kahele (USA) 5:37.4 Q
3  Frank Beaurepaire (AUS) 5:42.0 q
4  Arne Borg (SWE)
5  Edward Peter (GBR)
6  Gilio Bisagno (ITA)

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Ludy Langer (USA) 5:41.1 Q
2  George Hodgson (CAN) 5:49.8 Q
3  Jack Hatfield (GBR) 5:50.6
4  Henry Hay (AUS)
5  Antonio Quarantotto (ITA)

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest two in each semi-final and the faster of the two third-placed swimmer advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Norman Ross (USA) 5:33.8 Q
2  Fred Kahele (USA) 5:35.8 Q
3  Bill Harris (USA) 5:36.0
4  Henry Taylor (GBR)
 Kenkichi Saito (JPN) DNF

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  George Vernot (CAN) 5:27.8 Q
2  Ludy Langer (USA) 5:29.2 Q
3  Frank Beaurepaire (AUS) 5:32.8 q
4  George Hodgson (CAN)
5  Harold Annison (GBR)
 Keith Kirkland (AUS) DNF

Final[edit]

Place Swimmer Time
1  Norman Ross (USA) 5:26.8
2  Ludy Langer (USA) 5:29.0
3  George Vernot (CAN) 5:29.6
4  Fred Kahele (USA)
 Frank Beaurepaire (AUS) DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 

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