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Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle

Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The men's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event, which had not been featured only at the 1900 Games. The competition was held on Friday August 10, 1928 and on Saturday August 11, 1928.

Thirty swimmers from 17 nations competed.

Medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
22x20px Johnny Weissmuller
United States (USA)
22x20px István Bárány
Hungary (HUN)
22x20px Katsuo Takaishi
Japan (JPN)

Records

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

World Record 57.4 23x15px Johnny Weissmuller Miami (USA) February 17, 1924
Olympic Record 59.0 23x15px Johnny Weissmuller Paris (FRA) July 20, 1924

Johnny Weissmuller improved his own Olympic record in the semi-finals with 58.6 seconds and equalized this time again in the final.

Results

Heats

The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Walter Laufer (USA) 1:00.8 QQ
2 22x20px Katsuo Takaishi (JPN) 1:01.2 QQ
3 22x20px August Heitmann (GER) 1:02.2 qq
4 22x20px Eskil Lundahl (SWE) 1:03.0
5 22x20px Hernán Schüler (CHI)

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Rezső Wanié (HUN) 1:03.4 QQ
2 22x20px Francisco Uranga (ARG) 1:05.6 QQ
3 22x20px Gustave Klein (FRA) 1:05.8
4 22x20px Horacio Astaburuaga (CHI)
5 22x20px Martial van Schelle (BEL)

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Johnny Weissmuller (USA) 1:00.0 QQ
2 22x20px Walter Spence (CAN) 1:00.6 QQ
3 22x20px Norman Brooks (GBR) 1:03.4
4 22x20px Herbert Heinrich (GER)

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Antal Gáborfi (HUN) 1:04.0 QQ
2 22x20px Antonio Conelli (ITA) 1:07.0 QQ
3 22x20px Adán Gordón (PAN) 1:10.8

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Alberto Zorrilla (ARG) 1:01.8 QQ
2 22x20px Knut Olsen (NOR) 1:05.0 QQ
3 22x20px Sven-Pelle Pettersson (SWE) 1:06.4
4 22x20px Faelo Zúñiga (CHI)

Heat 6

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px George Kojac (USA) 1:01.6 QQ
2 22x20px Karl Schubert (GER) 1:03.8 QQ
3 22x20px Reginald Sutton (GBR) 1:04.0
4 22x20px Munroe Bourne (CAN)

Heat 7

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px István Bárány (HUN) 1:01.2 QQ
2 22x20px Emilio Polli (ITA) 1:04.0 QQ
3 22x20px Henk van Essen (NED) 1:07.4
4 22x20px José González (ESP)
5 22x20px Władysław Kuncewicz (POL) 1:10.8

Semifinals

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

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Katsuo Takaishi (JPN) 1:00.0 QF
2 22x20px Walter Laufer (USA) 1:00.6 QF
3 22x20px Walter Spence (CAN) 1:01.4 qf
4 22x20px Antal Gáborfi (HUN) 1:04.8
5 22x20px Antonio Conelli (ITA)

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px George Kojac (USA) 1:01.0 QF
2 22x20px Alberto Zorrilla (ARG) 1:01.6 QF
3 22x20px Rezső Wanié (HUN) 1:03.8
4 22x20px Francisco Uranga (ARG)
5 22x20px Karl Schubert (GER)

Semifinal 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1 22x20px Johnny Weissmuller (USA) 0:58.6 QF OR
2 22x20px István Bárány (HUN) 1:00.8 QF
3 22x20px August Heitmann (GER) 1:03.6
4 22x20px Knut Olsen (NOR)
5 22x20px Emillio Polli (ITA)

Final

Saturday August 11, 1928:

Place Swimmer Time
1 22x20px Johnny Weissmuller (USA) 0:58.6 =OR
2 22x20px István Bárány (HUN) 0:59.8
3 22x20px Katsuo Takaishi (JPN) 1:00.0
4 22x20px George Kojac (USA) 1:00.8
5 22x20px Walter Laufer (USA) 1:01.0
6 22x20px Walter Spence (CAN) 1:01.4
7 22x20px Alberto Zorrilla (ARG) 1:01.6

References