Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke
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1948 Summer Olympics
The men's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place between 5 and 7 August at the Empire Pool. This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.
John Davies' time was recorded by the timekeepers to be 0.2s faster than the bronze medallist Bob Sohl of the United States. However, the judges believed that Sohl had touched first and awarded him the bronze.
|1||Joe Verdeur||United States||2:40.7||Q|
|2||Keith Carter||United States||2:43.0||Q|
|4||Willy Otto Jordan||Brazil||2:43.9||Q|
|5||Bob Sohl||United States||2:44.4||Q|
|10||Roy Romain||Great Britain||2:49.6|
|14||Sigurður T. Jónsson||Iceland||2:52.4|
|Joe Verdeur||United States||2:39.3||OR|
|Keith Carter||United States||2:40.2|
|Bob Sohl||United States||2:43.9|
|6||Willy Otto Jordan||Brazil||2:46.4|
Key: OR = Olympic record
- "Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 18 September 2016.