Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

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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

The men's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place between October 11 and 12.[1] In freestyle swimming, the stroke used 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 Don Schollander
 United States
Silver Bobby McGregor
 Great Britain
Bronze Hans-Joachim Klein
 United Team of Germany

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Nine heats were held; the fastest 24 swimmers advanced to the Semifinals. Those that advanced are highlighted.

Heat One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Gary Ilman United States 54.0
2 Gérard Gropaiz France 55.8
3 Athos de Oliveira Brazil 56.0
4 Vinus van Baalen Netherlands 56.8
5 Bruno Bianchi Italy 56.8
6 Ralph Hutton Canada 57.7
7 Kim Bong-jo South Korea 1:01.2

Heat Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Mike Austin United States 54.9
2 David Dickson Australia 55.1
3 Jean-Pascal Curtillet France 56.2
4 Matti Kasvio Finland 56.3
5 Álvaro Pires Brazil 56.8
6 Téodoro Capriles Venezuela 57.2
7 Tan Thuan Heng Malaysia 58.7

Heat Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Per-Ola Lindberg Sweden 55.1
2 Tadaharu Goto Japan 55.8
3 Pietro Boscaini Italy 55.8
4 Luis Nicolao Argentina 56.1
5 José Miguel Espinosa Spain 57.4
6 Herlander Ribeiro Portugal 59.0
7 Somchai Limpichat Thailand 59.8

Heat Four[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Hans-Joachim Klein Germany 55.3
2 Peter Phelps Australia 56.1
3 Lester Eriksson Sweden 56.2
4 Yury Sumtsov Soviet Union 56.3
5 François Simons Belgium 56.8
6 Carlos van der Maath Argentina 57.5
7 Nguyễn Ðình Lê South Vietnam 1:01.1

Heat Five[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Don Schollander United States 54.3
2 Yukiaki Okabe Japan 54.4
3 Uwe Jacobsen Germany 55.6
4 Petr Lohnický Czechoslovakia 56.4
5 Gerhard Wieland Austria 56.8
6 Antonio Pérez Spain 57.8
7 Mauri Fonseca Brazil 59.6

Heat Six[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Daniel Sherry Canada 55.2
2 Alain Gottvallès France 55.2
3 John Ryan Australia 55.5
4 Horst Löffler Germany 55.6
5 Vladimir Shuvalov Soviet Union 55.9
6 Georges Welbes Luxembourg 58.6
7 Hannu Vaahtoranta Finland 58.7
8 Gudmunður Gíslason Iceland 59.0

Heat Seven[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Tatsuo Fujimoto Japan 55.8
2 Gyula Dobay Hungary 55.8
3 Sandy Gilchrist Canada 55.8
4 Gert Kölli Austria 56.5
5 David Haller Great Britain 57.7
6 Bert Sitters Netherlands 58.1
7 Luis Paz Peru 58.5
8 Robert Loh Hong Kong 1:00.4

Heat Eight[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jindřich Vágner Czechoslovakia 55.5
2 Ron Kroon Netherlands 55.5
3 Bob Lord Great Britain 55.7
4 József Gulrich Hungary 56.3
5 Tuomo Hämäläinen Finland 57.6
6 Salvador Ruiz Mexico 58.8
7 Pano Capéronis Switzerland 58.9

Heat Nine[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bobby McGregor Great Britain 54.7
2 Bengt Nordwall Sweden 55.6
3 Viktor Semchenkov Soviet Union 56.2
4 Antal Száll Hungary 56.8
5 Sergio De Gregorio Italy 56.8
6 Phan Hữu Dong South Vietnam 1:01.1
7 Celestino Pérez Puerto Rico 1:01.3
8 Haydar Shonjani Iran 1:02.1

Semifinals[edit]

Three heats were held; the fastest eight swimmers advanced to the Finals. The swimmers that advanced are highlighted.

Semifinal One[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Gary Ilman United States 53.9
2 Mike Austin United States 54.3
3 Yukiaki Okabe Japan 55.2
4 Daniel Sherry Canada 55.5
5 Tadaharu Goto Japan 55.6
6 Ron Kroon Netherlands 55.7
7 Horst Löffler Germany 56.0
8 Pietro Boscaini Italy 56.1

Semifinal Two[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Don Schollander United States 54.0
2 Alain Gottvallès France 54.3
3 Uwe Jacobsen Germany 54.8
4 Per-Ola Lindberg Sweden 55.1
5 Jindřich Vágner Czechoslovakia 55.5
6 Gérard Gropaiz France 55.7
7 Sandy Gilchrist Canada 56.4
8 Bob Lord Great Britain 56.5

Semifinal Three[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bobby McGregor Great Britain 54.3
2 Hans-Joachim Klein Germany 54.4
3 Gyula Dobay Hungary 54.8
4 David Dickson Australia 54.9
5 Vladimir Shuvalov Soviet Union 55.8
6 Tatsuo Fujimoto Japan 55.8
7 Bengt Nordwall Sweden 56.4
8 John Ryan Australia 56.5

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Don Schollander  United States 53.4 OR
2 Bobby McGregor  Great Britain 53.5
3 Hans-Joachim Klein  United Team of Germany 54.0
4 Gary Ilman  United States 54.0
5 Alain Gottvallès  France 54.2
6 Mike Austin  United States 54.5
7 Gyula Dobay  Hungary 54.9
8 Uwe Jacobsen  United Team of Germany 56.1

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 October 2016.