Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 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 400 metre freestyle event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place between October 22 and 23.[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 eight lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Mike Burton
 United States
Silver Ralph Hutton
 Canada
Bronze Alain Mosconi
 France

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 John Nelson  United States 4:18.7
2 Francis Luyce  France 4:30.3
3 Władysław Wojtakajtis  Poland 4:31.1
4 Mátyás Borlói  Hungary 4:35.4
5 Gregorio Fiallo  Cuba 4:41.5
6 Michael Goodner  Puerto Rico 5:00.2

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Graham White  Australia 4:17.0
2 Semyon Belits-Geyman  Soviet Union 4:22.7
3 Guillermo Echevarría  Mexico 4:24.0
4 Julio Arango  Colombia 4:25.8
5 Alfred Müller  East Germany 4:26.4
6 Csaba Csatlós  Hungary 4:47.6
7 Bob Loh  Hong Kong 5:10.1

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Mike Burton  United States 4:19.3
2 Greg Brough  Australia 4:19.6
3 Jean-François Ravelinghien  France 4:30.7
4 Werner Krammel  West Germany 4:34.0
5 Jorge Urreta  Mexico 4:34.3
6 Ronnie Wong  Hong Kong 5:05.7

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Alain Mosconi  France 4:19.0
2 Greg Rogers  Australia 4:22.7
3 Akhmed Anarbayev  Soviet Union 4:35.1
4 Fernando González  Ecuador 4:35.3
5 Friedrich Jokisch  El Salvador 5:09.2

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Ralph Hutton  Canada 4:21.0
2 Gunnar Larsson  Sweden 4:25.0
3 Pano Capéronis  Switzerland 4:31.4
4 Ørjan Madsen  Norway 4:31.8
5 Sven von Holst  Sweden 4:35.0
6 Tony Asamali  Philippines 4:47.6
7 Andrew Loh  Hong Kong 5:03.6

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Brent Berk  United States 4:20.2
2 Hans Faßnacht  West Germany 4:20.7
3 Juan Alanís  Mexico 4:27.4
4 Ron Jacks  Canada 4:29.4
5 Jorge González  Puerto Rico 4:38.1
6 Rubén Guerrero  El Salvador 4:50.8

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mike Burton  United States 4:09.0 OR
2 Ralph Hutton  Canada 4:11.7
3 Alain Mosconi  France 4:13.3
4 Greg Brough  Australia 4:15.9
5 Graham White  Australia 4:16.7
6 John Nelson  United States 4:17.2
7 Hans Faßnacht  West Germany 4:18.1
8 Brent Berk  United States 4:26.0

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 November 2016.