Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

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The men's 200 metre breaststroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the fifth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held from Monday August 6, 1928 to Wednesday August 8, 1928.

Twenty-one swimmers from 13 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Yoshiyuki Tsuruta
 Japan
Erich Rademacher
 Germany
Teófilo Yldefonso
 Philippines

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2:48.0 Germany Erich Rademacher Brussels (BEL) March 11, 1927
Olympic Record 2:56.0 United States Robert Skelton Paris (FRA) July 15, 1924

In the third heat Erich Rademacher set a new Olympic record with 2:52.0 minutes. In the fourth heat Yoshiyuki Tsuruta bettered the record to 2:50.0 minutes. Tsuruta improved the record in the semi-finals with 2:49.2 minutes and in the final with 2:48.8 minutes.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Monday August 6, 1928: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Walter Spence (CAN) 2:56.6 QQ
2  Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:57.4 QQ
3  Louis Van Parijs (BEL) 3:00.0
4  William Rozier (FRA)
5  Hugh Smith (GBR)

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Erik Harling (SWE) 2:56.4 QQ
2  Karl Schäfer (AUT) 2:56.6 QQ
3  Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:57.4 qq
4  Yuki Mawatari (JPN)
5  Ernst Budig (GER) 2:58.6

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Erich Rademacher (GER) 2:52.0 QQ OR
2  Thomas Blankenburg (USA) 3:04.2 QQ
3  Léon Tallon (FRA) 3:05.0
4  Jack Aubin (CAN)
 Joseph De Combe (BEL) DNF

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN) 2:50.0 QQ OR
2  Robert Wyss (SUI) 3:02.6 QQ
3  Leen Korpershoek (NED) 3:04.0
4  Reginald Flint (GBR)
5  José Francesch (ESP)
6  Tage Wissnell (SWE)

Semifinals[edit]

Tuesday August 7, 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN) 2:49.2 QF OR
2  Walter Spence (CAN) 2:53.0 QF
3  Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:53.2 QF
4  Robert Wyss (SUI)
5  Thomas Blankenburg (USA)

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Erich Rademacher (GER) 2:56.6 QF
2  Erik Harling (SWE) 2:57.2 QF
3  Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:57.8 QF
4  Karl Schäfer (AUT)

Final[edit]

Wednesday August 8, 1928:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN) 2:48.8 OR
2  Erich Rademacher (GER) 2:50.6
3  Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:56.4
4  Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:56.6
5  Erik Harling (SWE) 2:56.8
6  Walter Spence (CAN) 2:57.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 

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