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Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

Men's 200 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the V Olympiad
DatesJuly 7–12
Competitors24 from 11 nations
Gold medal  22x20px Germany
Silver medal  22x20px Germany
Bronze medal  22x20px Germany
Swimming at the
1912 Summer Olympics
100 m   men   women
400 m men
1500 m men
100 m men
200 m men
400 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men

The men's 200 metre breaststroke was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event, which had been introduced in 1908. Germany swept the medals in the event. The competition was held from Sunday July 7, 1912 to Friday July 12, 1912.

Twenty-four swimmers from eleven nations competed.


These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:00.8 23x15px Félicien Courbet Schaerbeek (BEL) October 2, 1910
Olympic Record 3:09.2 23x15px Frederick Holman London (GBR) July 18, 1908

The Germans also took the Olympic record, with Lützow breaking it in the first heat and Bathe then proceeding to set it even higher each of the three times he raced. His gold medal winning time in the final, 3:01.8, stood as the Olympic record at the end.



The top two in each heat advanced along with the fastest loser overall.

Quarterfinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Wilhelm Lützow (GER) 3:07.4 QS OR
2 22x20px Thor Henning (SWE) 3:14.0 QS
3 22x20px Lennart Lindroos (FIN) 3:16.6 qs
4 22x20px Frank Schryver (ANZ) 3:24.0

Quarterfinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Paul Malisch (GER) 3:08.8 QS
2 22x20px Arvo Aaltonen (FIN) 3:13.0 QS
3 22x20px Nils Andersson (SWE) 3:20.6
4 22x20px Josef Wastl (AUT) 3:25.6
5 22x20px Georgy Baimakov (RUS) 3:29.0

Quarterfinal 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Carlyle Atkinson (GBR) 3:12.0 QS

Quarterfinal 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Walter Bathe (GER) 3:03.4 QS OR
2 22x20px Percy Courtman (GBR) 3:09.8 QS
3 22x20px Fredrik Löwenadler (SWE) 3:22.2
22x20px Mike McDermott (USA) DSQ

Quarterfinal 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Félicien Courbet (BEL) 3:12.6 QS
2 22x20px Pontus Hanson (SWE) 3:14.2 QS
22x20px George Innocent (GBR) DSQ
22x20px Audun Rusten (NOR) DSQ

Quarterfinal 6

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Oszkár Demján (HUN) 3:07.8 QS
2 22x20px Harald Julin (SWE) 3:12.8 QS
3 22x20px Herman Cederberg (FIN) 3:18.6
4 22x20px Vilhelm Lindgrén (FIN) 3:21.2
5 22x20px Sven Hanson (SWE) 3:24.4
6 22x20px Oscar Hamrén (SWE)


The top two from each heat and the faster of the two third place swimmers advanced.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Paul Malisch (GER) 3:09.6 QF
2 22x20px Thor Henning (SWE) 3:10.4 QF
3 22x20px Harald Julin (SWE) 3:10.6
4 22x20px Lennart Lindroos (FIN) 3:11.6
5 22x20px Carlyle Atkinson (GBR) 3:15.2
6 22x20px Arvo Aaltonen (FIN) 3:17.0

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Walter Bathe (GER) 3:02.2 QF OR
2 22x20px Wilhelm Lützow (GER) 3:04.4 QF
3 22x20px Percy Courtman (GBR) 3:09.4 qf
4 22x20px Oszkár Demján (HUN) 3:11.2
5 22x20px Félicien Courbet (BEL) 3:11.6
22x20px Pontus Hanson (SWE) DNF


Place Swimmer Time
1 22x20px Walter Bathe (GER) 3:01.8 OR
2 22x20px Wilhelm Lützow (GER) 3:05.0
3 22x20px Paul Malisch (GER) 3:08.0
4 22x20px Percy Courtman (GBR) 3:08.8
22x20px Thor Henning (SWE) DNF


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