Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1936 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 1500 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the seventh appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held from Thursday August 13, 1936, to Saturday August 15, 1936.

Twenty-one swimmers from ten nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Noboru Terada
 Japan
Jack Medica
 United States
Shunpei Uto
 Japan

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1936 Summer Olympics.

World Record 19:07.2 Sweden Arne Borg Bologna (ITA) September 2, 1927
Olympic Record 19:12.4 Japan Kusuo Kitamura Los Angeles (USA) August 13, 1932

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Thursday August 13, 1936: The fastest three in each heat and the next two fastest from across the heats advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Sunao Ishiharada (JPN) 19:55.8 QQ
2  Bob Leivers (GBR) 20:04.4 QQ
3  Heinz Arendt (GER) 20:10.7 QQ
4  Bob Pirie (CAN) 20:16.4 qq
5  Manoel Villar (BRA) 21:49.9
6  István Angyal (HUN)

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Jack Medica (USA) 19:55.5 QQ
 Noboru Terada (JPN) 19:55.5 QQ
3  Jørgen Jørgensen (DEN) 21:42.0 QQ
4  Robert Hooper (CAN) 21:47.4
5  João Havelange (BRA) 22:54.1

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Shumpei Uto (JPN) 19:48.3 QQ
2  Ralph Flanagan (USA) 19:49.9 QQ
3  Hans Freese (GER) 20:13.7 QQ
4  Christian Talli (FRA) 21:03.0 qq
5  Bob Hamerton (CAN) 21:05.5
6  Aage Hellstrøm (DEN) 21:16.9

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Jim Cristy (USA) 20:26.5 QQ
2  Norman Wainwright (GBR) 20:47.6 QQ
3  Otto Przywara (GER) 20:59.0 QQ
4  Edmund Pader (AUT) 21:13.9

Semifinals[edit]

Friday August 14, 1936: The fastest three in each semi-final and the fastest fourth-placed from across the heats advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Noboru Terada (JPN) 19:48.6 QQ
2  Ralph Flanagan (USA) 19:59.4 QQ
3  Bob Leivers (GBR) 20:10.0 QQ
4  Jim Cristy (USA) 20:25.8
5  Hans Freese (GER) 20:27.6
6  Otto Przywara (GER) 20:55.0
7  Jørgen Jørgensen (DEN) 21:46.3

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Jack Medica (USA) 19:42.8 QQ
2  Sunao Ishiharada (JPN) 19:53.9 QQ
3  Shumpei Uto (JPN) 19:55.6 QQ
4  Heinz Arendt (GER) 19:56.1 qq
5  Norman Wainwright (GBR) 20:14.4
6  Bob Pirie (CAN) 20:17.3
7  Christian Talli (FRA) 21:09.8

Final[edit]

Saturday August 15, 1936:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Noboru Terada (JPN) 19:13.7
2  Jack Medica (USA) 19:34.0
3  Shumpei Uto (JPN) 19:34.5
4  Sunao Ishiharada (JPN) 19:48.5
5  Ralph Flanagan (USA) 19:54.8
6  Bob Leivers (GBR) 19:57.4
7  Heinz Arendt (GER) 19:59.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games: Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 

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