Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
|Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
The men's 4x200 metre freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held on Saturday August 11, 1928.
The United States replaced two swimmers between the semi-finals and the final, while Japan replaced one. Fifty-five swimmers from 13 nations competed.
| United States (USA)
| Japan (JPN)
| Canada (CAN)
Note: The International Olympic Committee medal database shows only these four swimmers from the United States as gold medalist. Paul Samson and David Young both swam in the semi-final are not credited with medals. Also the Japanese Kazuo Noda who swam in the semi-final is not listed as silver medalist.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|Olympic Record||9:53.4|| Ralph Breyer
|Paris (FRA)||July 20, 1924|
The United States with Paul Samson, Austin Clapp, David Young, and Johnny Weissmuller set a new world record in the semi-final with 9:38.8 minutes. In the final the United States with Austin Clapp, Walter Laufer, George Kojac, and Johnny Weissmuller bettered the world record to 9:36.2 minutes.
The fastest two in each semi-final and the fastest third-placed from across the semi-finals advanced to the final.
|1||Paul Samson, Austin Clapp, David Young, and Johnny Weissmuller (USA)||9:38.8||QF WR|
|2||Kazuo Noda, Hiroshi Yoneyama, Tokuhei Sada, and Katsuo Takaishi (JPN)||9:42.6||QF|
|3||Aulo Gustafsson, Sven-Pelle Pettersson, Eskil Lundahl, and Arne Borg (SWE)||10:03.2||qf|
|4||Francisco Uranga, Amilcar Álvarez, Emilio Vives, and Alberto Zorrilla (ARG)|
|1||Munroe Bourne, James Thompson, Garnet Ault, and Walter Spence (CAN)||9:55.0||QF|
|2||Edward Peter, Joseph Whiteside, Reginald Sutton, and Albert Dickin (GBR)||10:16.6||QF|
|3||Philippe Tisson, Gustave Klein, Jean Taris, and Albert Vandeplancke (FRA)||10:31.4|
|4||Henk van Essen, Gerrit van Voorst, Piet Bannenberg, and Johannes Brink (NED)|
|5||Louis Van Parijs, Pierre Coppieters, Martial van Schelle, and Gérard Blitz (BEL)|
|1||András Wanié, Rezső Wanié, Géza Szigritz, and István Bárány (HUN)||9:46.6||QF|
|2||Francisco Segalá, Estanislao Artal, Ramón Artigas, and José González (ESP)||11:50.6||QF|
|3||Emilio Polli, Giuseppe Perentin, Antonio Conelli and Paolo Costoli (ITA)||10:03.2|
|4||Karl Schubert, Karl Schubert, Friedel Berges, and Herbert Heinrich (GER)|
|1||Austin Clapp, Walter Laufer, George Kojac, and Johnny Weissmuller (USA)||9:36.2 WR|
|2||Hiroshi Yoneyama, Nobuo Arai, Tokuhei Sada, and Katsuo Takaishi (JPN)||9:41.4|
|3||Munroe Bourne, James Thompson, Garnet Ault, and Walter Spence (CAN)||9:47.8|
|4||András Wanié, Rezső Wanié, Géza Szigritz, and István Bárány (HUN)||9:57.0|
|5||Aulo Gustafsson, Sven-Pelle Pettersson, Eskil Lundahl, and Arne Borg (SWE)||10:01.8|
|6||Reginald Sutton, Joseph Whiteside, Edward Peter, and Albert Dickin (GBR)||10:15.8|
|7||José González, Estanislao Artal, Ramón Artigas, and Francisco Segalá (ESP)|