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. 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.
|Swimming at the|
1948 Summer Olympics
Key: Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place
|1||Wally Ris||57.5||Q, OR|
|8||Taha Youssef El-Gamal||59.9||q|
Key: OR = Olympic record, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place
- "Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 September 2016.