Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place between August 5 and 7, at the Empire Pool.[1] This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consists of 30 lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Jimmy McLane
 United States
Silver John Marshall
 Australia
Bronze György Mitró
 Hungary

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 John Marshall  Australia 20:01.1
2 György Csordás  Hungary 20:06.8
3 Marijan Stipetić  Yugoslavia 20:10.1
4 Donald Bland  Great Britain 20:13.9
5 György Mitró  Hungary 20:15.0
6 Jimmy McLane  United States 20:17.7
7 Miroslav Bartůšek  Czechoslovakia 20:19.4
8 Per-Olof Östrand  Sweden 20:19.8
9 Florbel Pérez  Uruguay 20:20.2
10 Forbes Norris  United States 20:21.0
11 Bill Heusner  United States 20:29.6
12 Ferenc Vörös  Hungary 20:31.9
13 Jack Hale  Great Britain 20:31.9
14 Jo Bernardo  France 20:34.8
15 Rolf Kestener  Brazil 20:36.3
16 Luis González  Colombia 20:40.6
17 Don Johnston  South Africa 20:41.8
18 Jack Wardrop  Great Britain 20:43.0
19 Ramón Bravo  Mexico 20:45.5
20 Luis Child  Colombia 20:47.0
21 Angel Maldonado  Mexico 20:47.2
22 René Cornu  France 21:01.6
23 Sambiao Basanung  Philippines 21:05.9
24 Isidoro Martínez-Vela  Spain 21:13.7
25 César Borja  Mexico 21:15.8
26 Alejandro Febrero  Spain 21:15.9
27 Adolfo Mancuso  Argentina 21:16.7
28 Vanja Illić  Yugoslavia 21:17.0
29 Joseph Reynders  Belgium 21:23.1
30 Doug Gibson  Canada 21:25.6
31 Juan Garay  Argentina 21:33.2
32 Jesús Domínguez  Spain 21:33.5
33 Garrick Agnew  Australia 21:40.1
34 Janko Puhar  Yugoslavia 21:45.1
35 Derek Oatway  Bermuda 21:55.1
36 Bimal Chandra  India 22:52.9
37 Philip Tribley  Bermuda 22:56.6
38 Allen Gilchrist  Canada 23:00.6
39 Anwar Aziz Chaudhry  Pakistan 25:37.4

Semifinals[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jimmy McLane  United States 19:52.2 Q
2 John Marshall  Australia 19:53.8 Q
3 György Mitró  Hungary 20:06.5 Q
4 György Csordás  Hungary 20:06.6 Q
5 Forbes Norris  United States 20:09.3 Q
6 Marjan Stipetić  Yugoslavia 20:12.9 Q
7 Donald Bland  Great Britain 20:19.8 q
8 Bill Heusner  United States 20:23.9 q
9 Jo Bernardo  France 20:25.5
10 Ferenc Vörös  Hungary 20:31.4
11 Florbel Pérez  Uruguay 20:32.6
12 Miroslav Bartůšek  Czechoslovakia 20:32.9
13 Luis González  Colombia 20:41.6
14 Rolf Egon  Brazil 20:44.6

Key: Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jimmy McLane  United States 19:18.5
2 John Marshall  Australia 19:31.3
3 György Mitró  Hungary 19:43.2
4 György Csordás  Hungary 19:54.2
5 Marjan Stipetić  Yugoslavia 20:10.7
6 Forbes Norris  United States 20:18.8
7 Donald Bland  Great Britain 20:19.8
8 Bill Heusner  United States 20:45.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 18 September 2016.