Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle
|Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
The men's 400 metre freestyle 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 from Tuesday August 7, 1928 to Thursday August 9, 1928.
Twenty-six swimmers from 17 nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||4:50.3||Arne Borg||Stockholm (SWE)||September 11, 1925|
|Olympic Record||5:04.2||Johnny Weissmuller||Paris (FRA)||July 18, 1924|
In the final Alberto Zorrilla bettered the Olympic record to 5:01.6 minutes.
Tuesday August 7, 1928: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.
|1||Austin Clapp (USA)||5:13.4|
|2||Nobuo Arai (JPN)||5:23.4|
|3||Friedel Berges (GER)||5:27.8|
|4||James Thompson (CAN)|
|1||Buster Crabbe (USA)||5:09.8|
|2||Hiroshi Yoneyama (JPN)||5:17.8|
|3||Albert Vandeplancke (FRA)||5:20.0|
|4||Géza Szigritz (HUN)||5:41.0|
|5||Arthur Watts (GBR)|
|1||Garnet Ault (CAN)||5:18.8|
|2||Herbert Heinrich (GER)||5:20.0|
|3||Václav Antoš (TCH)||5:39.8|
|4||Taburan Tamse (PHI)|
|1||Arne Borg (SWE)||5:09.6|
|2||Ray Ruddy (USA)||5:26.4|
|3||Walter Handschuhmacher (GER)||5:32.0|
|4||Rezső Wanié (HUN)||5:35.2|
|1||Katsuo Takaishi (JPN)||5:22.8|
|2||Boy Charlton (AUS)||5:23.0|
|3||Paolo Costoli (ITA)|
|4||Adán Gordón (PAN)|
|5||Hernán Téllez (CHI)|
|1||Alberto Zorrilla (ARG)||5:19.2|
|2||Jack Hatfield (GBR)||5:32.8|
|3||David Lindsay (NZL)||5:38.6|
|4||William Broderick (IRL)|
Wednesday August 8, 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.
|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|
|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)|
Friday August 10, 1928:
|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|
- "Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 4 September 2016.