Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 880 yard freestyle

The men's 880 yard freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the only time the event was held at the Olympics; the men's 800 metre freestyle event was introduced 116 years later, at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Men's 880 yard freestyle
at the Games of the III Olympiad
VenueForest Park
DateSeptember 7
Competitors6 from 5 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Emil Rausch  Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Francis Gailey  Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Géza Kiss  Hungary
2020 (800 metres) →

6 swimmers from 5 nations competed.


Rank Swimmer Nation Time
  Emil Rausch   Germany 13:11.4
  Francis Gailey   Australia 13:23.4
  Géza Kiss   Hungary Unknown
4 Edgar Adams   United States Unknown
5 Jam Handy   United States Unknown
Otto Wahle   Austria DNF


  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's 880 yard Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2016.