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Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Swimming at the
1948 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  

At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. All swimming events took place at the Empire Pool. There was a total of 249 participants from 34 countries competing.

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States United States (USA) 8 6 1 15
2 Denmark Denmark (DEN) 2 2 0 4
3 Netherlands Netherlands (NED) 1 0 2 3
4 Australia Australia (AUS) 0 2 2 4
5 Hungary Hungary (HUN) 0 1 3 4
6 France France (FRA) 0 0 2 2
7 Great Britain Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
22x20px Wally Ris
United States (USA)
57.3 (OR) 22x20px Alan Ford
United States (USA)
57.8 22x20px Géza Kádas
Hungary (HUN)
58.1
400 m freestyle
details
22x20px Bill Smith
United States (USA)
4:41.0 (OR) 22x20px Jimmy McLane
United States (USA)
4:43.4 22x20px John Marshall
Australia (AUS)
4:47.7
1500 m freestyle
details
22x20px Jimmy McLane
United States (USA)
19:18.5 22x20px John Marshall
Australia (AUS)
19:31.3 22x20px György Mitró
Hungary (HUN)
19:43.2
100 m backstroke
details
22x20px Allen Stack
United States (USA)
1:06.4 22x20px Bob Cowell
United States (USA)
1:06.5 22x20px Georges Vallerey
France (FRA)
1:07.8
200 m breaststroke
details
22x20px Joe Verdeur
United States (USA)
2:39.3 (OR) 22x20px Keith Carter
United States (USA)
2:40.2 22x20px Bob Sohl
United States (USA)
2:43.9
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
details
United States United States (USA)
Wally Ris
Jimmy McLane
Wally Wolf
Bill Smith
8:46.0 (WR) Hungary Hungary (HUN)
Elemér Szatmári
György Mitró
Imre Nyéki
Géza Kádas
8:48.4 France France (FRA)
Joseph Bernardo
René Cornu
Henri Padou
Alexandre Jany
9:08.0

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
22x20px Greta Andersen
Denmark (DEN)
1:06.3 22x20px Ann Curtis
United States (USA)
1:06.5 22x20px Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Netherlands (NED)
1:07.6
400 m freestyle
details
22x20px Ann Curtis
United States (USA)
5:17.8 (OR) 22x20px Karen Harup
Denmark (DEN)
5:21.2 22x20px Catherine Gibson
Great Britain (GBR)
5:22.5
100 m backstroke
details
22x20px Karen Harup
Denmark (DEN)
1:14.4 (OR) 22x20px Suzanne Zimmerman
United States (USA)
1:16.0 22x20px Judy-Joy Davies
Australia (AUS)
1:16.7
200 m breaststroke
details
22x20px Nel van Vliet
Netherlands (NED)
2:57.2 22x20px Nancy Lyons
Australia (AUS)
2:57.7 22x20px Éva Novák
Hungary (HUN)
3:00.2
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
details
United States United States (USA)
Marie Corridon
Thelma Kalama
Brenda Helser
Ann Curtis
4:29.2 (OR) Denmark Denmark (DEN)
Eva Arndt
Karen Harup
Greta Andersen
Fritze Carstensen
4:29.6 Netherlands Netherlands (NED)
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
Margot Marsman
Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Hannie Termeulen
4:31.6

References

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