Swimming at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
The men's 4×200 metre freestyle relay, or 800 metre team race, was one of six swimming events on the Swimming at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. It was the only relay event on the schedule, and the first appearance of the 4x200 in Olympic competition.
|Men's 4×200 metre freestyle relay|
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
|Venue||White City Stadium|
|Competitors||24 from 6 nations|
|Swimming at the|
1908 Summer Olympics
The fastest team in each semifinal and the fastest losing team from across the semifinals advanced to the final.
|1||Frank Beaurepaire |
|2||Poul Holm |
|1||William Foster |
|2||Harry Hebner |
|3||Gustaf Wretman |
Hungary had no competition in the third semifinal.
|1||József Munk |
Béla Las Torres
Hungary led throughout the race until Halmay veered towards the wall and was caught by Taylor (who had only just before passed Rich) in the final 20 yards. Halmay struggled to the finish line, and was hauled out of the pool before he drowned.
|1||John Derbyshire |
|2||József Munk |
Béla las Torres
|3||Harry Hebner |
|4||Frank Beaurepaire |
- Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association.
- De Wael, Herman (2001). "Swimming 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 13 May 2006.
- Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 412. ISBN 0140066322.