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Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics

Swimming at the
1904 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
50 yard   men  
100 yard men
220 yard men
440 yard men
880 yard men
1 mile men
Backstroke
100 yard men
Breaststroke
440 yard men
Freestyle relay
4×50 yard men

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, nine swimming events were contested, all for men. The 1904 swimming competition was the only time in Olympic history that racing distances were measured in yards. The competition was held September 4–6, 1904. There was a total of 32 participants from 5 countries competing.

The short sprint, at Script error: No such module "convert"., made its first Olympic appearance in 1904. The 100 returned after not being contested in 1900. The 1000 metres and 4000 metres were replaced with the much shorter Script error: No such module "convert". and Script error: No such module "convert". events, making the 200 the only freestyle event to be held for the second time in a row.

The 200 metre backstroke was shortened to Script error: No such module "convert". and the team swimming event was replaced with a 4×50 yard freestyle relay. The obstacle course and underwater swimming events were eliminated, while breaststroke made its Olympic debut.

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany Germany (GER) 4 2 2 8
2 United States United States (USA) 3 6 5 14
3 Hungary Hungary (HUN) 2 1 1 4
4 Austria Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 yard freestyle
details
22x20px Zoltán Halmay
Hungary (HUN)
22x20px Scott Leary
United States (USA)
22x20px Charles Daniels
United States (USA)
100 yard freestyle
details
22x20px Zoltán Halmay
Hungary (HUN)
22x20px Charles Daniels
United States (USA)
22x20px Scott Leary
United States (USA)
220 yard freestyle
details
22x20px Charles Daniels
United States (USA)
22x20px Francis Gailey
United States (USA)[1]
22x20px Emil Rausch
Germany (GER)
440 yard freestyle
details
22x20px Charles Daniels
United States (USA)
22x20px Francis Gailey
United States (USA)[1]
22x20px Otto Wahle
Austria (AUT)
880 yard freestyle
details
22x20px Emil Rausch
Germany (GER)
22x20px Francis Gailey
United States (USA)[1]
22x20px Géza Kiss
Hungary (HUN)
1 mile freestyle
details
22x20px Emil Rausch
Germany (GER)
22x20px Géza Kiss
Hungary (HUN)
22x20px Francis Gailey
United States (USA)[1]
100 yard backstroke
details
22x20px Walter Brack
Germany (GER)
22x20px Georg Hoffmann
Germany (GER)
22x20px Georg Zacharias
Germany (GER)
440 yard breaststroke
details
22x20px Georg Zacharias
Germany (GER)
22x20px Walter Brack
Germany (GER)
22x20px Jam Handy
United States (USA)
4×50 yard freestyle relay
details
United States United States (USA)
The New York Athletic Club
Joe Ruddy
Leo Goodwin
Louis Handley
Charles Daniels
United States United States (USA)
Chicago Athletic Association
David Hammond
Bill Tuttle
Hugo Goetz
Raymond Thorne
United States United States (USA)
Missouri Athletic Club
Amedee Reyburn
Gwynne Evans
Marquard Schwarz
Bill Orthwein

Participating nations

32 swimmers from 4 nations competed.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Francis Gailey was originally assumed to be American, before it was discovered that his nationality was Australian. The International Olympic Committee still credits this medal for the United States, however.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  • Mallon, Bill (February 1999). The 1904 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, With Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0550-3. 
  • (ed.) James E. Sullivan. Spalding's Athletic Almanac for 1905 (PDF). New York: American Sports Publishing. pp. 229–231. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2002-01-11). "Swimming 1904". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
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