Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 yard freestyle

The men's 50 yard freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the first time the short-distance event was held at the Olympics, and the only time the distance of 50 yards was used. Subsequent editions of the programme would use a distance of 50 metres, though the short sprint would not reappear until the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Men's 50 yard freestyle
at the Games of the III Olympiad
VenueForest Park
DateSeptember 6
Competitors9 from 2 nations
Medalists
Zoltán Halmay  Hungary
Scott Leary  United States
Charles Daniels  United States

9 swimmers from 2 nations competed.

Results

Heats

The top three finishers in each heat advanced to the final. The results of the non-advancing swimmers are unclear, but David Hammond, Edwin Swatek and Bill Orthwein are named by de Wael as possible competitors.

Heat 1
1. Zoltán Halmay (HUN)29.6QF
2. Leo Goodwin (USA)QF
3. Raymond Thorne (USA)QF
4.Unknown
5.Unknown
Heat 2
1. Scott Leary (USA)28.2QF
2. Charles Daniels (USA)QF
3. David Gaul (USA)QF
4.Unknown

Final

Final
 Zoltán Halmay (HUN)28.2
28.0
 Scott Leary (USA)28.2
28.6
 Charles Daniels (USA)
4. David Gaul (USA)
5. Leo Goodwin (USA)
6. Raymond Thorne (USA)

References

Sources

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