Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
400 m men women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m women
200 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m women
200 m men
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

At the 1964 Summer Olympics, eighteen swimming events were contested, ten for men and eight for women. There was a total of 405 participants from 42 countries competing. For the first time, the 4×100 metres freestyle relay for men and the 400 metres individual medley for both men and women was contested. Olympic records were broken in all events and the world record was broken in ten events. This competition also marked the debut of electronic touchpads for timing.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 13 8 8 29
2 Australia 4 1 4 9
3 Soviet Union 1 1 2 4
4 Germany 0 4 2 6
5 Netherlands 0 2 1 3
6 Great Britain 0 1 0 1
France 0 1 0 1
8 Japan 0 0 1 1

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Don Schollander
 United States
53.4 (OR) Robert McGregor
 Great Britain
53.5 Hans-Joachim Klein
 Germany
54.0
400 m freestyle
details
Don Schollander
 United States
4:12.2 (WR) Frank Wiegand
 Germany
4:14.9 Allan Wood
 Australia
4:15.1
1500 m freestyle
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Bob Windle
 Australia
17:01.7 (OR) John Nelson
 United States
17:03.0 Allan Wood
 Australia
17:07.7
200 m backstroke
details
Jed Graef
 United States
2:10.3 (WR) Gary Dilley
 United States
2:10.5 Bob Bennett
 United States
2:13.1
200 m breaststroke
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Ian O'Brien
 Australia
2:27.8 (WR) Georgy Prokopenko
 Soviet Union
2:28.2 Chet Jastremski
 United States
2:29.6
200 m butterfly
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Kevin Berry
 Australia
2:06.6 (WR) Carl Robie
 United States
2:07.5 Fred Schmidt
 United States
2:09.3
400 m individual medley
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Dick Roth
 United States
4:45.4 (WR) Roy Saari
 United States
4:47.1 Gerhard Hetz
 Germany
4:51.0
4 x 100 metre freestyle relay
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 United States (USA)
Steve Clark
Mike Austin
Gary Ilman
Don Schollander
3:33.2 (WR)  Germany (EUA)
Horst Löffler
Frank Wiegand
Uwe Jacobsen
Hans-Joachim Klein
3:37.2  Australia (AUS)
David Dickson
Peter Doak
John Ryan
Bob Windle
3:39.1
4 x 200 metre freestyle relay
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 United States (USA)
Steve Clark
Roy Saari
Gary Ilman
Don Schollander
7:52.1 (WR)  Germany (EUA)
Horst-Günther Gregor
Gerhard Hetz
Frank Wiegand
Hans-Joachim Klein
7.59.3  Japan (JPN)
Makoto Fukui
Kunihiro Iwasaki
Toshio Shoji
Yukiaki Okabe
8:03.8
4 x 100 metre medley relay
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 United States (USA)
Thompson Mann
Bill Craig
Fred Schmidt
Steve Clark
3:58.4 (WR)  Germany (EUA)
Ernst Küppers
Egon Henninger
Horst-Günther Gregor
Hans-Joachim Klein
4:01.6  Australia (AUS)
Peter Reynolds
Ian O'Brien
Kevin Berry
David Dickson
4:02.3

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
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Dawn Fraser
 Australia
59.5 (OR) Sharon Stouder
 United States
59.9 Kathy Ellis
 United States
1:00.8
400 m freestyle
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Ginny Duenkel
 United States
4:43.3 (OR) Marilyn Ramenofsky
 United States
4:44.6 Terri Stickles
 United States
4:47.2
100 m backstroke
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Cathy Ferguson
 United States
1:07.7 (WR) Kiki Caron
 France
1:07.9 Ginny Duenkel
 United States
1:08.0
200 m breaststroke
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Galina Prozumenshchikova
 Soviet Union
2:46.4 (OR) Claudia Kolb
 United States
2:47.6 Svetlana Babanina
 Soviet Union
2:48.6
100 m butterfly
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Sharon Stouder
 United States
1:04.7 (WR) Ada Kok
 Netherlands
1:05.6 Kathy Ellis
 United States
1:06.0
400 m individual medley
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Donna de Varona
 United States
5:18.7 (OR) Sharon Finneran
 United States
5:24.1 Martha Randall
 United States
5:24.2
4 x 100 metre freestyle relay
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 United States (USA)
Sharon Stouder
Donna de Varona
Lillian Watson
Kathy Ellis
4:03.8 (WR)  Australia (AUS)
Robyn Thorn
Janice Murphy
Lynette Bell
Dawn Fraser
4:06.9  Netherlands (NED)
Pauline van der Wildt
Toos Beumer
Winnie van Weerdenburg
Erica Terpstra
4:12.0
4 x 100 metre medley relay
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 United States (USA)
Cathy Ferguson
Cynthia Goyette
Sharon Stouder
Kathy Ellis
4:33.9 (OR)  Netherlands (NED)
Corrie Winkel
Klenie Bimolt
Ada Kok
Erica Terpstra
4:37.0  Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Savelyeva
Svetlana Babanina
Tatyana Devyatova
Natalya Ustinova
4:39.2

References[edit]

Coordinates: 35°40′04″N 139°42′01″E / 35.6678°N 139.7003°E / 35.6678; 139.7003