Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics

At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, ten swimming events were contested. The women's 300 metre freestyle event was new since the previous Games in 1912. The competitions were held from Sunday August 22, 1920, to Sunday August 29, 1920. There was a total of 116 participants from 19 countries competing.

Swimming
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
VenueStade Nautique d'Antwerp
Dates22–29 August
No. of events10
Competitors116 from 19 nations
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1924 →

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Duke Kahanamoku
  United States
Pua Kealoha
  United States
Bill Harris
  United States
400 m freestyle
details
Norman Ross
  United States
Ludy Langer
  United States
George Vernot
  Canada
1500 m freestyle
details
Norman Ross
  United States
George Vernot
  Canada
Frank Beaurepaire
  Australia
100 m backstroke
details
Warren Kealoha
  United States
Ray Kegeris
  United States
Gérard Blitz
  Belgium
200 m breaststroke
details
Håkan Malmrot
  Sweden
Thor Henning
  Sweden
Arvo Aaltonen
  Finland
400 m breaststroke
details
Håkan Malmrot
  Sweden
Thor Henning
  Sweden
Arvo Aaltonen
  Finland
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Duke Kahanamoku
Pua Kealoha
Perry McGillivray
Norman Ross
  Australia (AUS)
Frank Beaurepaire
Henry Hay
William Herald
Ivan Stedman
  Great Britain (GBR)
Harold Annison
Edward Peter
Leslie Savage
Henry Taylor

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Ethelda Bleibtrey
  United States
Irene Guest
  United States
Frances Schroth
  United States
300 m freestyle
details
Ethelda Bleibtrey
  United States
Margaret Woodbridge
  United States
Frances Schroth
  United States
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Ethelda Bleibtrey
Irene Guest
Frances Schroth
Margaret Woodbridge
  Great Britain (GBR)
Hilda James
Constance Jeans
Grace McKenzie
Charlotte Radcliffe
  Sweden (SWE)
Aina Berg
Jane Gylling
Emily Machnow
Carin Nilsson

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 116 swimmers (92 men and 24 women) from 19 nations (men from 17 nations - women from 9 nations) competed at the Antwerp Games:

ReferencesEdit

  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
  • Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 — Official Report (PDF) (in French). Belgian Olympic Committee. 1957. pp. 119–124, 128–129. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
  • Mallon, Bill; Bijkerk, Anthony Th. (January 2003). The 1920 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, With Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-1280-8.