Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
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  

At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. All swimming events took place at the Empire Pool. There was a total of 249 participants from 34 countries competing.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 8 6 1 15
2  Denmark (DEN) 2 2 0 4
3  Netherlands (NED) 1 0 2 3
4  Australia (AUS) 0 2 2 4
5  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 3 4
6  France (FRA) 0 0 2 2
7  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Wally Ris
 United States
57.3 (OR) Alan Ford
 United States
57.8 Géza Kádas
 Hungary
58.1
400 m freestyle
details
Bill Smith
 United States
4:41.0 (OR) Jimmy McLane
 United States
4:43.4 John Marshall
 Australia
4:47.7
1500 m freestyle
details
Jimmy McLane
 United States
19:18.5 John Marshall
 Australia
19:31.3 György Mitró
 Hungary
19:43.2
100 m backstroke
details
Allen Stack
 United States
1:06.4 Bob Cowell
 United States
1:06.5 Georges Vallerey
 France
1:07.8
200 m breaststroke
details
Joe Verdeur
 United States
2:39.3 (OR) Keith Carter
 United States
2:40.2 Bob Sohl
 United States
2:43.9
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Wally Ris
Jimmy McLane
Wally Wolf
Bill Smith
8:46.0 (WR)  Hungary (HUN)
Elemér Szatmári
György Mitró
Imre Nyéki
Géza Kádas
8:48.4  France (FRA)
Joseph Bernardo
René Cornu
Henri Padou, Jr.
Alexandre Jany
9:08.0

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Greta Andersen
 Denmark
1:06.3 Ann Curtis
 United States
1:06.5 Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
 Netherlands
1:07.6
400 m freestyle
details
Ann Curtis
 United States
5:17.8 (OR) Karen Harup
 Denmark
5:21.2 Catherine Gibson
 Great Britain
5:22.5
100 m backstroke
details
Karen Harup
 Denmark
1:14.4 (OR) Suzanne Zimmerman
 United States
1:16.0 Judy-Joy Davies
 Australia
1:16.7
200 m breaststroke
details
Nel van Vliet
 Netherlands
2:57.2 Nancy Lyons
 Australia
2:57.7 Éva Novák
 Hungary
3:00.2
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Marie Corridon
Thelma Kalama
Brenda Helser
Ann Curtis
4:29.2 (OR)  Denmark (DEN)
Eva Arndt
Karen Harup
Greta Andersen
Fritze Carstensen
4:29.6  Netherlands (NED)
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
Margot Marsman
Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Hannie Termeulen
4:31.6

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°33′29″N 0°16′59″W / 51.5581°N 0.2830°W / 51.5581; -0.2830