Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

The men's 1500 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the second appearance of the event, which had been introduced in 1908. At the 1904 and 1906 Olympics a one-mile freestyle contest was held. The competition was held from Saturday July 6, 1912 to Wednesday July 10, 1912.

Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the V Olympiad
VenueDjurgårdsbrunnsviken
DatesJuly 6–10
Competitors19 from 11 nations
Medalists
George Hodgson  Canada
John Hatfield  Great Britain
Harold Hardwick  Australasia

Nineteen swimmers from eleven nations competed.

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.

World Record 22:48.4 Henry Taylor London (GBR) July 25, 1908
Olympic Record 22:48.4 Henry Taylor London (GBR) July 25, 1908

George Hodgson set a new world record with a 22:23.0 in the qualifying round and improved his own record in the final to 22:00.0.

Results

Quarterfinals

The top two in each heat advanced along with the fastest loser overall.

Quarterfinal 1

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Vilhelm Andersson (SWE)23:12.2QS
2 Malcolm Champion (ANZ)23:34.0QS
3 Henry Taylor (GBR)24:06.4qs
 Herbert Wetter (NOR)DNF

Quarterfinal 2

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Béla Las-Torres (HUN)22:58.0QS
2 Jack Hatfield (GBR)23:16.6QS
 Auguste Caby (FRA)DNF

Quarterfinal 3

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 George Hodgson (CAN)22:23.0QS WR
2 William Longworth (ANZ)23:03.6QS
3 Harry Hedegaard (DEN)28:32.4

Quarterfinal 4

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Thomas Battersby (GBR)23:58.0QS
2 Franz Schuh (AUT)25:19.8QS
3 Eskil Wedholm (SWE)27:38.0
 Mario Massa (ITA)DNF

Quarterfinal 5

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Harold Hardwick (ANZ)23:23.2QS
2 William Foster (GBR)23:52.2QS
3 John Johnsen (NOR)25:45.6
4 Gustav Collin (SWE)27:05.2
 Pavel Avksentyev (RUS)DNF

Semifinals

The top two from each heat and the faster of the two third place swimmers advanced.

Semifinal 1

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 George Hodgson (CAN)22:26.0QF
2 Jack Hatfield (GBR)22:33.4QF
3 Harold Hardwick (ANZ)23:14.0qf
4 Vilhelm Andersson (SWE)23:14.4
 Henry Taylor (GBR)DNF
 Franz Schuh (AUT)DNS

Semifinal 2

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Béla Las-Torres (HUN)23:09.8QF
2 Malcolm Champion (ANZ)23:24.2QF
3 William Foster (GBR)23:32.2
4 Thomas Battersby (GBR)
 William Longworth (ANZ)DNS

Final

PlaceSwimmerTime
1 George Hodgson (CAN)22:00.0 WR
2 Jack Hatfield (GBR)22:39.0
3 Harold Hardwick (ANZ)23:15.4
- Malcolm Champion (ANZ)DNF
- Béla Las-Torres (HUN)DNF

References

Notes

  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.). (ed.). The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 29 January 2007.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.