Swimming at the 1896 Summer Olympics
At the 1896 Summer Olympics, four swimming events were contested, all for men. They were planned and organized by the Sub-Committee for Nautical Sports. All events took place on 11 April in the Bay of Zea. There was a total of 13 participants from 4 countries competing.
at the Games of the I Olympiad
|Venue||Bay of Zea|
|No. of events||4|
|Competitors||13 from 4 nations|
|Totals (3 nations)||4||4||3||11|
These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.
|100 m freestyle
||Alfréd Hajós (HUN)||Otto Herschmann (AUT)||none awarded|
|500 m freestyle
||Paul Neumann (AUT)||Antonios Pepanos (GRE)||Efstathios Chorafas (GRE)|
|1200 m freestyle
||Alfréd Hajós (HUN)||Ioannis Andreou (GRE)||Efstathios Chorafas (GRE)|
|Sailors 100 m freestyle
||Ioannis Malokinis (GRE)||Spyridon Chazapis (GRE)||Dimitrios Drivas (GRE)|
A total of 13 swimmers from 4 nations competed at the Athens Games:
Sub-Committee for Nautical SportsEdit
- Prince George of Greece, president
- Pavlos Damalas, secretary
- Dimitrios Kriezis
- Konstantinos Sachtouris
- Georgios Koundouriotis
- Dimitrios Argyropoulos
- Konstantinos Kanaris
- K. Argyrakis
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