Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

The men's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the sixth appearance of the event, which had not been featured only at the 1900 Games. The competition was held on Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 August 1928.

Thirty swimmers from 17 nations competed.

Medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
Johnny Weissmuller
 United States
István Bárány
 Hungary
Katsuo Takaishi
 Japan

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 57.4 Johnny Weissmuller Miami (USA) 17 February 1924
Olympic Record 59.0 Johnny Weissmuller Paris (FRA) 20 July 1924

Johnny Weissmuller improved his own Olympic record in the semi-finals with 58.6 seconds and equalized this time again in the final.

Results

Heats

The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.

Heat 1

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Walter Laufer (USA)1:00.8QQ
2 Katsuo Takaishi (JPN)1:01.2QQ
3 August Heitmann (GER)1:02.2qq
4 Eskil Lundahl (SWE)1:03.0
5 Hernán Schüler (CHI)

Heat 2

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Rezső Wanié (HUN)1:03.4QQ
2 Francisco Uranga (ARG)1:05.6QQ
3 Gustave Klein (FRA)1:05.8
4 M. Astaburuaga (CHI)
5 Martial van Schelle (BEL)

Heat 3

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Johnny Weissmuller (USA)1:00.0QQ
2 Walter Spence (CAN)1:00.6QQ
3 Norman Brooks (GBR)1:03.4
4 Herbert Heinrich (GER)

Heat 4

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Antal Gáborfi (HUN)1:04.0QQ
2 Antonio Conelli (ITA)1:07.0QQ
3 Adán Gordón (PAN)1:10.8

Heat 5

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Alberto Zorrilla (ARG)1:01.8QQ
2 Knut Olsen (NOR)1:05.0QQ
3 Sven-Pelle Pettersson (SWE)1:06.4
4 Faelo Zúñiga (CHI)

Heat 6

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 George Kojac (USA)1:01.6QQ
2 Karl Schubert (GER)1:03.8QQ
3 Reginald Sutton (GBR)1:04.0
4 Munroe Bourne (CAN)

Heat 7

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 István Bárány (HUN)1:01.2QQ
2 Emilio Polli (ITA)1:04.0QQ
3 Henk van Essen (NED)1:07.4
4 José González (ESP)
5 Władysław Kuncewicz (POL)1:10.8

Semifinals

The fastest two in each semi-final and the fastest third-placed from across the semi-finals advanced.

Semifinal 1

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Katsuo Takaishi (JPN)1:00.0QF
2 Walter Laufer (USA)1:00.6QF
3 Walter Spence (CAN)1:01.4qf
4 Antal Gáborfi (HUN)1:04.8
5 Antonio Conelli (ITA)

Semifinal 2

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 George Kojac (USA)1:01.0QF
2 Alberto Zorrilla (ARG)1:01.6QF
3 Rezső Wanié (HUN)1:03.8
4 Francisco Uranga (ARG)
5 Karl Schubert (GER)

Semifinal 3

PlaceSwimmerTimeQual.
1 Johnny Weissmuller (USA)0:58.6QF OR
2 István Bárány (HUN)1:00.8QF
3 August Heitmann (GER)1:03.6
4 Knut Olsen (NOR)
5 Emillio Polli (ITA)

Final

Saturday 11 August 1928:

PlaceSwimmerTime
1 Johnny Weissmuller (USA)0:58.6 =OR
2 István Bárány (HUN)0:59.8
3 Katsuo Takaishi (JPN)1:00.0
4 George Kojac (USA)1:00.8
5 Walter Laufer (USA)1:01.0
6 Walter Spence (CAN)1:01.4
7 Alberto Zorrilla (ARG)1:01.6

References

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