Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
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 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 25 and 26.[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 30 lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Mike Burton
 United States
Silver John Kinsella
 United States
Bronze Greg Brough
 Australia

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Mike Burton  United States 17:27.2
2 Ralph Hutton  Canada 17:35.9
3 Hans Faßnacht  West Germany 17:40.2
4 Julio Arango  Colombia 17:53.9
5 Vladimir Bure  Soviet Union 18:14.7

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 John Nelson  United States 17:36.0
2 Juan Alanís  Mexico 17:37.4
3 Karl-Rüdiger Mann  East Germany 17:37.6
4 Antonio Corell  Spain 18:12.7

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Greg Brough  Australia 17:17.1
2 John Kinsella  United States 17:22.7
3 Gunnar Larsson  Sweden 17:57.0
4 Jorge Urreta  Mexico 17:57.5
5 Władysław Wojtakajtis  Poland 18:32.4
6 Jacques Henrard  Belgium 18:38.2

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Graham White  Australia 17:10.1
2 Guillermo Echevarría  Mexico 17:11.0
3 Katsuji Ito  Japan 17:50.2
4 Jean-François Ravelinghien  France 18:11.9
5 Jorge González  Puerto Rico 19:06.0
6 Rubén Guerrero  El Salvador 19:36.4

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mike Burton  United States 16:38.9 OR
2 John Kinsella  United States 16:57.3
3 Greg Brough  Australia 17:04.7
4 Graham White  Australia 17:08.0
5 Ralph Hutton  Canada 17:15.6
6 Guillermo Echevarría  Mexico 17:36.4
7 Juan Alanís  Mexico 17:46.6
8 John Nelson  United States 18:05.1

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]