Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke
The men's 200 metre breaststroke 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 from Monday to Wednesday, 6 to 8 August 1928.
Twenty-one swimmers from 13 nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||2:48.0||Erich Rademacher||Brussels (BEL)||11 March 1927|
|Olympic Record||2:56.0||Robert Skelton||Paris (FRA)||15 July 1924|
In the third heat Erich Rademacher set a new Olympic record with 2:52.0 minutes. In the fourth heat Yoshiyuki Tsuruta bettered the record to 2:50.0 minutes. Tsuruta improved the record in the semi-finals with 2:49.2 minutes and in the final with 2:48.8 minutes.
Monday 6 August 1928: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.
|1||Walter Spence (CAN)||2:56.6|
|2||Erwin Sietas (GER)||2:57.4|
|3||Louis Van Parijs (BEL)||3:00.0|
|4||William Rozier (FRA)|
|5||Hugh Smith (GBR)|
|1||Erik Harling (SWE)||2:56.4|
|2||Karl Schäfer (AUT)||2:56.6|
|3||Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI)||2:57.4|
|4||Yuki Mawatari (JPN)|
|5||Ernst Budig (GER)||2:58.6|
|1||Erich Rademacher (GER)||2:52.0||QQ OR|
|2||Thomas Blankenburg (USA)||3:04.2|
|3||Léon Tallon (FRA)||3:05.0|
|4||Jack Aubin (CAN)|
|—||Joseph De Combe (BEL)||DNF|
|1||Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN)||2:50.0||QQ OR|
|2||Robert Wyss (SUI)||3:02.6|
|3||Leen Korpershoek (NED)||3:04.0|
|4||Reginald Flint (GBR)|
|5||José Francesch (ESP)|
|6||Tage Wissnell (SWE)|
Tuesday 7 August 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced.
|1||Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN)||2:49.2||QF OR|
|2||Walter Spence (CAN)||2:53.0||QF|
|3||Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI)||2:53.2||QF|
|4||Robert Wyss (SUI)|
|5||Thomas Blankenburg (USA)|
|1||Erich Rademacher (GER)||2:56.6||QF|
|2||Erik Harling (SWE)||2:57.2||QF|
|3||Erwin Sietas (GER)||2:57.8||QF|
|4||Karl Schäfer (AUT)|
Wednesday 8 August 1928:
|1||Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN)||2:48.8 OR|
|2||Erich Rademacher (GER)||2:50.6|
|3||Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI)||2:56.4|
|4||Erwin Sietas (GER)||2:56.6|
|5||Erik Harling (SWE)||2:56.8|
|6||Walter Spence (CAN)||2:57.2|
- "Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 September 2016.