Swimming at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1952 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  

The men's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place between July 26 and 27 at the Swimming Stadium.[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 consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Clarke Scholes
 United States
Silver Hiroshi Suzuki
 Japan
Bronze Göran Larsson
 Sweden

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

24 fastest swimmer from nine heats advanced to semifinal.

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Yoshihiro Hamaguchi  Japan 58.0
2 Aldo Eminente  France 58.2
3 Iosif Novac  Romania 1:00.5
4 René Muñiz  Mexico 1:00.5
5 Leo Telivuo  Finland 1:02.0
6 Ricardo Conde  Spain 1:02.6
7 Nahum Buch  Israel 1:05.6

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ronald Roberts  Great Britain 59.5
2 Olle Johansson  Sweden 1:00.5
3 Neo Chwee Kok  Singapore 1:00.6
4 Frank O'Neill  Australia 1:00.6
5 Francisco Monteiro  Hong Kong 1:03.1
6 Robert Cook  Bermuda 1:04.1

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Rex Aubrey  Australia 58.2
2 Alex Jany  France 58.9
3 Lev Balandin  Soviet Union 58.9
4 John Durr  South Africa 1:00.0
5 Cheung Kin Man  Hong Kong 1:00.3
6 Hernán Avilés  Chile 1:02.8
7 Walter Bardgett  Bermuda 1:04.4

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Dick Cleveland  United States 57.8
2 Hiroshi Suzuki  Japan 58.0
3 Carlo Pedersoli  Italy 58.8
4 Federico Zwanck  Argentina 1:01.2
5 Haroldo Lara  Brazil 1:01.2
6 Fernando Madeira  Portugal 1:02.6
7 Isaac Monsoor  India 1:10.8

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ronald Gora  United States 58.0
2 György Ipacs  Hungary 59.1
3 Juan Lanz  Mexico 1:00.9
4 Michel Vandamme  France 1:00.9
5 Pentti Ikonen  Finland 1:01.1
6 Oscar Saiz  Venezuela 1:01.7
7 Abdel Aziz El-Shafei  Egypt 1:02.0

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Göran Larsson  Sweden 57.5
2 Clarke Scholes  United States 58.3
3 Nicasio Silverio  Cuba 1:00.0
4 Roberto Queralt  Spain 1:01.6
5 Aram Boghossian  Brazil 1:02.0
6 Mauno Valkeinen  Finland 1:02.5
7 Nguyễn Văn Phan  Vietnam 1:05.0

Heat 7

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Jack Wardrop  Great Britain 58.9
2 Lucien Beaumont  Canada 1:00.4
3 Alberto Isaac  Mexico 1:01.4
4 Marcello Trabucco  Argentina 1:01.5
5 Dorri El-Said  Egypt 1:02.3
6 Guilherme Patroni  Portugal 1:03.7
7 Michel Currat  Switzerland 1:07.2

Heat 8

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Toru Goto  Japan 58.3
2 Joris Tjebbes  Netherlands 59.1
3 Endel Edasi  Soviet Union 1:00.1
4 Dennis Ford  South Africa 1:01.3
5 Per Olsen  Norway 1:02.1
6 Alfonso Buonocore  Italy 1:02.3
7 Geoffrey Marks  Ceylon 1:04.1

Heat 9

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Géza Kádas  Hungary 58.4
2 Thomas Welsh  Great Britain 59.5
3 Vladimir Skomarovsky  Soviet Union 1:00.0
4 Peter Salmon  Canada 1:01.0
5 Lars Svantesson  Sweden 1:01.4
6 José Valdes  Guatemala 1:04.5

Semifinals[edit]

8 fastest swimmers advanced to final.

Semifinal 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Clarke Scholes  United States 57.1
2 Göran Larsson  Sweden 57.8
3 Yoshihiro Hamaguchi  Japan 58.3 tie break
4 Aldo Eminente  France 58.3 tie break
5 Carlo Pedersoli  Italy 58.9
6 Jack Wardrop  Great Britain 59.4
7 Endel Edasi  Soviet Union 59.8
8 Nicasio Silverio  Cuba 59.9

Semifinal 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Géza Kádas  Hungary 57.8
2 Hiroshi Suzuki  Japan 58.0
3 Dick Cleveland  United States 58.6
4 Lev Balandin  Soviet Union 58.8
5 Joris Tjebbes  Netherlands 59.8
6 John Durr  South Africa 1:00.2
7 Thomas Welsh  Great Britain 1:00.3
8 Cheung Kin Man  Hong Kong 1:00.9

Semifinal 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ronald Gora  United States 57.7
2 Rex Aubrey  Australia 57.8
3 Toru Goto  Japan 58.3 tie break
4 Alex Jany  France 58.9
5 Lucien Beaumont  Canada 59.3
6 György Ipacs  Hungary 59.4
7 Ronald Roberts  Great Britain 59.5
8 Vladimir Skomarovsky  Soviet Union 1:01.1

Tie Break

Because there were 3 swimmers with the same swim time, a tie-breaking heat was held. Two fastest swimmer advanced to the final.

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Toru Goto  Japan 58.5
2 Aldo Eminente  France 58.8
3 Yoshihiro Hamaguchi  Japan 59.1

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Clarke Scholes  United States 57.4
2 Hiroshi Suzuki  Japan 57.4
3 Göran Larsson  Sweden 58.2
4 Toru Goto  Japan 58.5
5 Géza Kádas  Hungary 58.6
6 Rex Aubrey  Australia 58.7
7 Aldo Eminente  France 58.7
8 Ronald Gora  United States 58.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 

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