Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

The men's 4×200 metre freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the fifth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held on Saturday 11 August 1928.

Fifty-five swimmers from 13 nations competed.

Medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Austin Clapp
George Kojac
Walter Laufer
Johnny Weissmuller
 Japan (JPN)
Nobuo Arai
Tokuhei Sada
Katsuo Takaishi
Hiroshi Yoneyama
 Canada (CAN)
Garnet Ault
Munroe Bourne
Walter Spence
James Thompson

Note: The International Olympic Committee medal database shows only these four swimmers from the United States as gold medalist. Paul Samson and David Young both swam in the semi-final are not credited with medals. Also the Japanese Kazuo Noda who swam in the semi-final is not listed as silver medalist.

Records

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

World Record 9:49.6


1927
Olympic Record 9:53.4 Ralph Breyer
Harry Glancy
Wally O'Connor
Johnny Weissmuller
Paris (FRA) 20 July 1924

The United States with Paul Samson, Austin Clapp, David Young, and Johnny Weissmuller set a new world record in the semi-final with 9:38.8 minutes. In the final the United States with Austin Clapp, Walter Laufer, George Kojac, and Johnny Weissmuller bettered the world record to 9:36.2 minutes.

Results

Semifinals

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

Semifinal 1

PlaceSwimmersTimeQual.
1 Paul Samson, Austin Clapp, David Young, and Johnny Weissmuller (USA)9:38.8QF WR
2 Kazuo Noda, Hiroshi Yoneyama, Tokuhei Sada, and Katsuo Takaishi (JPN)9:42.6QF
3 Aulo Gustafsson, Sven-Pelle Pettersson, Eskil Lundahl, and Arne Borg (SWE)10:03.2qf
4 Francisco Uranga, Amilcar Álvarez, Emilio Vives, and Alberto Zorrilla (ARG)

Semifinal 2

PlaceSwimmersTimeQual.
1 Munroe Bourne, James Thompson, Garnet Ault, and Walter Spence (CAN)9:55.0QF
2 Edward Peter, Joseph Whiteside, Reginald Sutton, and Albert Dickin (GBR)10:16.6QF
3 Philippe Tisson, Gustave Klein, Jean Taris, and Albert Vandeplancke (FRA)10:31.4
4 Henk van Essen, Gerrit van Voorst, Piet Bannenberg, and Johannes Brink (NED)
5 Louis Van Parijs, Pierre Coppieters, Martial van Schelle, and Gérard Blitz (BEL)

Semifinal 3

PlaceSwimmersTimeQual.
1 András Wanié, Rezső Wanié, Géza Szigritz, and István Bárány (HUN)9:46.6QF
2 Francisco Segalá, Estanislao Artal, Ramón Artigas, and José González (ESP)11:50.6QF
3 Emilio Polli, Giuseppe Perentin, Antonio Conelli and Paolo Costoli (ITA)10:03.2
4 Karl Schubert, August Heitmann, Friedel Berges, and Herbert Heinrich (GER)

Final

PlaceSwimmersTime
1 Austin Clapp, Walter Laufer, George Kojac, and Johnny Weissmuller (USA)9:36.2 WR
2 Hiroshi Yoneyama, Nobuo Arai, Tokuhei Sada, and Katsuo Takaishi (JPN)9:41.4
3 Munroe Bourne, James Thompson, Garnet Ault, and Walter Spence (CAN)9:47.8
4 András Wanié, Rezső Wanié, Géza Szigritz, and István Bárány (HUN)9:57.0
5 Aulo Gustafsson, Sven-Pelle Pettersson, Eskil Lundahl, and Arne Borg (SWE)10:01.8
6 Reginald Sutton, Joseph Whiteside, Edward Peter, and Albert Dickin (GBR)10:15.8
7 José González, Estanislao Artal, Ramón Artigas, and Francisco Segalá (ESP)

References

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