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Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

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 4x200 metre freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held on Saturday August 11, 1928.

The United States replaced two swimmers between the semi-finals and the final, while Japan replaced one. Fifty-five swimmers from 13 nations competed.

Medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
United States United States (USA)
Austin Clapp
George Kojac
Walter Laufer
Johnny Weissmuller
Japan Japan (JPN)
Nobuo Arai
Tokuhei Sada
Katsuo Takaishi
Hiroshi Yoneyama
Canada Canada (CAN)
Garnet Ault
Munroe Bourne
Walter Spence
James Thompson

Note: The International Olympic Committee medal database shows only these four swimmers from the United States as gold medalist. Paul Samson and David Young both swam in the semi-final are not credited with medals. Also the Japanese Kazuo Noda who swam in the semi-final is not listed as silver medalist.

Records

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

World Record 9:49.6 23x15px
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1927
Olympic Record 9:53.4 23x15px Ralph Breyer
23x15px Harry Glancy
23x15px Wally O'Connor
23x15px Johnny Weissmuller
Paris (FRA) July 20, 1924

The United States with Paul Samson, Austin Clapp, David Young, and Johnny Weissmuller set a new world record in the semi-final with 9:38.8 minutes. In the final the United States with Austin Clapp, Walter Laufer, George Kojac, and Johnny Weissmuller bettered the world record to 9:36.2 minutes.

Results

Semifinals

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

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmers Time Qual.
1 22x20px Paul Samson, Austin Clapp, David Young, and Johnny Weissmuller (USA) 9:38.8 QF WR
2 22x20px Kazuo Noda, Hiroshi Yoneyama, Tokuhei Sada, and Katsuo Takaishi (JPN) 9:42.6 QF
3 22x20px Aulo Gustafsson, Sven-Pelle Pettersson, Eskil Lundahl, and Arne Borg (SWE) 10:03.2 qf
4 22x20px Francisco Uranga, Amilcar Álvarez, Emilio Vives, and Alberto Zorrilla (ARG)

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmers Time Qual.
1 22x20px Munroe Bourne, James Thompson, Garnet Ault, and Walter Spence (CAN) 9:55.0 QF
2 22x20px Edward Peter, Joseph Whiteside, Reginald Sutton, and Albert Dickin (GBR) 10:16.6 QF
3 22x20px Philippe Tisson, Gustave Klein, Jean Taris, and Albert Vandeplancke (FRA) 10:31.4
4 22x20px Henk van Essen, Gerrit van Voorst, Piet Bannenberg, and Johannes Brink (NED)
5 22x20px Louis Van Parijs, Pierre Coppieters, Martial van Schelle, and Gérard Blitz (BEL)

Semifinal 3

Place Swimmers Time Qual.
1 22x20px András Wanié, Rezső Wanié, Géza Szigritz, and István Bárány (HUN) 9:46.6 QF
2 22x20px Francisco Segalá, Estanislao Artal, Ramón Artigas, and José González (ESP) 11:50.6 QF
3 22x20px Giuseppe Perentin, Antonio Conelli, Emilio Polli, and Paolo Costoli (ITA) 10:03.2
4 22x20px Karl Schubert, Karl Schubert, Friedel Berges, and Herbert Heinrich (GER)

Final

Place Swimmers Time
1 22x20px Austin Clapp, Walter Laufer, George Kojac, and Johnny Weissmuller (USA) 9:36.2 WR
2 22x20px Hiroshi Yoneyama, Nobuo Arai, Tokuhei Sada, and Katsuo Takaishi (JPN) 9:41.4
3 22x20px Munroe Bourne, James Thompson, Garnet Ault, and Walter Spence (CAN) 9:47.8
4 22x20px András Wanié, Rezső Wanié, Géza Szigritz, and István Bárány (HUN) 9:57.0
5 22x20px Aulo Gustafsson, Sven-Pelle Pettersson, Eskil Lundahl, and Arne Borg (SWE) 10:01.8
6 22x20px Reginald Sutton, Joseph Whiteside, Edward Peter, and Albert Dickin (GBR) 10:15.8
7 22x20px José González, Estanislao Artal, Ramón Artigas, and Francisco Segalá (ESP)

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