Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

The men's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place between 30 and 31 July at the Empire Pool.[1] This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.


GoldWally Ris
 United States
SilverAlan Ford
 United States
BronzeGéza Kádas



1Alex Jany France58.1Q
1Wally Ris United States58.1Q
3Géza Kádas Hungary58.2Q
4Keith Carter United States58.7Q
5Per-Olof Olsson Sweden59.0Q
6Bruce Bourke Australia59.1Q
7Alan Ford United States59.2Q
8Elemér Szathmáry Hungary59.7q
8Taha Youssef El-Gamal Egypt59.7Q
10Zoltán Szilárd Hungary59.8q
11Alberto Isaac Mexico1:00.1Q
12Horacio White Argentina1:00.2Q
12Martin Lundén Sweden1:00.2q
14Warren Boyd Australia1:00.4q
15Aram Boghossian Brazil1:00.9Q
16Ronald Stedman Great Britain1:01.3Q
17Manuel Guerra Spain1:00.7
18Olle Johansson Sweden1:01.0
18Peter Salmon Canada1:01.0
20Jesús Domínguez Spain1:01.3
21Henri Padou, Jr. France1:01.5
22Ari Guðmundsson Iceland1:01.6
22Sérgio Rodrigues Brazil1:01.6
24Augusto Cantón Argentina1:01.8
25Nicasio Silverio Cuba1:02.0
26Pat Kendall Great Britain1:02.1
27Trevor Harrop Great Britain1:02.3
28Ali Ahmed Bagdadi Egypt1:02.4
29Dorri El-Said Egypt1:02.5
29Raúl García Cuba1:02.5
31Eric Jubb Canada1:02.8
32Wu Chuanyu Republic of China1:03.5
33Plauto Guimarães Brazil1:03.7
34Sachin Nag India1:03.8
35Isidoro Pérez Spain1:04.0
36Fernand Martinaux France1:04.2
37Walter Schneider Switzerland1:05.1
38Isaac Monsoor India1:06.4
39Dilip Mitra India1:06.9
40Panagiotis Khatzikyriakakis Greece1:07.4
41Derek Oatway Bermuda1:08.6

Key: Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place


1Wally Ris United States57.5Q, OR
2Keith Carter United States57.6Q
3Alan Ford United States57.8Q
4Alex Jany France57.9Q
5Géza Kádas Hungary58.0Q
6Per-Olof Olsson Sweden59.1q
7Zoltán Szilárd Hungary59.6Q
8Taha Youssef El-Gamal Egypt59.9q
9Bruce Bourke Australia1:00.0
10Martin Lundén Sweden1:00.2
11Alberto Isaac Mexico1:00.4
11Horacio White Argentina1:00.4
13Elemér Szathmáry Hungary1:00.5
14Aram Boghossian Brazil1:01.0
14Ronald Stedman Great Britain1:01.0
16Warren Boyd Australia1:01.1

Key: OR = Olympic record, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place


Wally Ris United States57.3OR
Alan Ford United States57.8
Géza Kádas Hungary58.1
4Keith Carter United States58.3
5Alex Jany France58.3
6Per-Olof Olsson Sweden59.3
7Zoltán Szilárd Hungary59.6
8Taha Youssef El-Gamal Egypt1:00.5

Key: OR = Olympic record


  1. "Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
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