Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
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 1928 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the fifth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held from Tuesday August 7, 1928 to Thursday August 9, 1928.

Twenty-six swimmers from 17 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Alberto Zorrilla
 Argentina
Boy Charlton
 Australia
Arne Borg
 Sweden

Records[edit]

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

World Record 4:50.3 Sweden Arne Borg Stockholm (SWE) September 11, 1925
Olympic Record 5:04.2 United States Johnny Weissmuller Paris (FRA) July 18, 1924

In the final Alberto Zorrilla bettered the Olympic record to 5:01.6 minutes.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Tuesday August 7, 1928: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Austin Clapp (USA) 5:13.4 QQ
2  Nobuo Arai (JPN) 5:23.4 QQ
3  Friedel Berges (GER) 5:27.8
4  James Thompson (CAN)

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Buster Crabbe (USA) 5:09.8 QQ
2  Hiroshi Yoneyama (JPN) 5:17.8 QQ
3  Albert Vandeplancke (FRA) 5:20.0 qq
4  Géza Szigritz (HUN) 5:41.0
5  Arthur Watts (GBR)

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Garnet Ault (CAN) 5:18.8 QQ
2  Herbert Heinrich (GER) 5:20.0 QQ
3  Václav Antoš (TCH) 5:39.8
4  Taburan Tamse (PHI)

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Arne Borg (SWE) 5:09.6 QQ
2  Ray Ruddy (USA) 5:26.4 QQ
3  Walter Handschuhmacher (GER) 5:32.0
4  Rezső Wanié (HUN) 5:35.2

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Katsuo Takaishi (JPN) 5:22.8 QQ
2  Boy Charlton (AUS) 5:23.0 QQ
3  Paolo Costoli (ITA)
4  Adán Gordón (PAN)
5  Hernán Téllez (CHI)

Heat 6

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Alberto Zorrilla (ARG) 5:19.2 QQ
2  Jack Hatfield (GBR) 5:32.8 QQ
3  David Lindsay (NZL) 5:38.6
4  William Broderick (IRL)

Semifinals[edit]

Wednesday August 8, 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Alberto Zorrilla (ARG) 5:11.4 QF
2  Boy Charlton (AUS) 5:13.6 QF
3  Ray Ruddy (USA) 5:20.6 QF
4  Garnet Ault (CAN)
5  Hiroshi Yoneyama (JPN)
 Jack Hatfield (GBR) DNS
 Nobuo Arai (JPN) DNS

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Arne Borg (SWE) 5:05.4 QF
2  Buster Crabbe (USA) 5:06.2 QF
3  Austin Clapp (USA) 5:06.8 QF
4  Katsuo Takaishi (JPN)
5  Herbert Heinrich (GER)
6  Albert Vandeplancke (FRA)

Final[edit]

Friday August 10, 1928:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Alberto Zorrilla (ARG) 5:01.6 OR
2  Boy Charlton (AUS) 5:03.6
3  Arne Borg (SWE) 5:04.6
4  Buster Crabbe (USA) 5:05.4
5  Austin Clapp (USA) 5:16.0
6  Ray Ruddy (USA) 5:25.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 

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