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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.[1] 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.

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MedalistsEdit

RecordsEdit

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.

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Monday 6 August 1928: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Walter Spence (CAN) 2:56.6 QQ
2   Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:57.4 QQ
3   Louis Van Parijs (BEL) 3:00.0
4   William Rozier (FRA)
5   Hugh Smith (GBR)

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Erik Harling (SWE) 2:56.4 QQ
2   Karl Schäfer (AUT) 2:56.6 QQ
3   Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:57.4 qq
4   Yuki Mawatari (JPN)
5   Ernst Budig (GER) 2:58.6

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Erich Rademacher (GER) 2:52.0 QQ OR
2   Thomas Blankenburg (USA) 3:04.2 QQ
3   Léon Tallon (FRA) 3:05.0
4   Jack Aubin (CAN)
  Joseph De Combe (BEL) DNF

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN) 2:50.0 QQ OR
2   Robert Wyss (SUI) 3:02.6 QQ
3   Leen Korpershoek (NED) 3:04.0
4   Reginald Flint (GBR)
5   José Francesch (ESP)
6   Tage Wissnell (SWE)

SemifinalsEdit

Tuesday 7 August 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
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)

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
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)

FinalEdit

Wednesday 8 August 1928:

Place Swimmer Time
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 September 2016.

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