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 (USA)
53.4 (OR)  Robert McGregor
Great Britain (GBR)
53.5  Hans-Joachim Klein
Germany (EUA)
54.0
400 m freestyle
details
 Don Schollander
United States (USA)
4:12.2 (WR)  Frank Wiegand
Germany (EUA)
4:14.9  Allan Wood
Australia (AUS)
4:15.1
1500 m freestyle
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 Bob Windle
Australia (AUS)
17:01.7 (OR)  John Nelson
United States (USA)
17:03.0  Allan Wood
Australia (AUS)
17:07.7
200 m backstroke
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 Jed Graef
United States (USA)
2:10.3 (WR)  Gary Dilley
United States (USA)
2:10.5  Bob Bennett
United States (USA)
2:13.1
200 m breaststroke
details
 Ian O'Brien
Australia (AUS)
2:27.8 (WR)  Georgy Prokopenko
Soviet Union (URS)
2:28.2  Chet Jastremski
United States (USA)
2:29.6
200 m butterfly
details
 Kevin Berry
Australia (AUS)
2:06.6 (WR)  Carl Robie
United States (USA)
2:07.5  Fred Schmidt
United States (USA)
2:09.3
400 m individual medley
details
 Dick Roth
United States (USA)
4:45.4 (WR)  Roy Saari
United States (USA)
4:47.1  Gerhard Hetz
Germany (EUA)
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
details
 Dawn Fraser
Australia (AUS)
59.5 (OR)  Sharon Stouder
United States (USA)
59.9  Kathy Ellis
United States (USA)
1:00.8
400 m freestyle
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 Ginny Duenkel
United States (USA)
4:43.3 (OR)  Marilyn Ramenofsky
United States (USA)
4:44.6  Terri Stickles
United States (USA)
4:47.2
100 m backstroke
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 Cathy Ferguson
United States (USA)
1:07.7 (WR)  Kiki Caron
France (FRA)
1:07.9  Ginny Duenkel
United States (USA)
1:08.0
200 m breaststroke
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 Galina Prozumenshchikova
Soviet Union (URS)
2:46.4 (OR)  Claudia Kolb
United States (USA)
2:47.6  Svetlana Babanina
Soviet Union (URS)
2:48.6
100 m butterfly
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 Sharon Stouder
United States (USA)
1:04.7 (WR)  Ada Kok
Netherlands (NED)
1:05.6  Kathy Ellis
United States (USA)
1:06.0
400 m individual medley
details
 Donna de Varona
United States (USA)
5:18.7 (OR)  Sharon Finneran
United States (USA)
5:24.1  Martha Randall
United States (USA)
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