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Swimming at the 1932 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 1932 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the sixth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held from Thursday August 11, 1932 to Saturday August 13, 1932.

Eighteen swimmers from eleven nations competed.

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MedalistsEdit

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2:44.0   Leonard Spence New Haven (USA) April 1, 1932
Olympic Record 2:48.8   Yoshiyuki Tsuruta Amsterdam (NED) August 8, 1928

In the first heat Yoshiyuki Tsuruta improved his own Olympic record with 2:46.2 minutes. In the first semi-final Reizo Koike bettered the Olympic record with 2:44.9 minutes.

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Thursday August 11, 1932: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN) 2:46.2 QQ OR
2   Jikirum Adjaluddin (PHI) 2:49.9 QQ
3   Ulysse Cartonnet (FRA) 2:50.8 qq
4   Basil Francis (USA) 2:57.2
5   Sigfrid Heyner (SWE) 3:00.7
6   Harry Forssell (BRA) 3:14.6

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Reizo Koike (JPN) 2:46.2 QQ
2   Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:51.0 QQ
3   Justo José Caraballo (ARG) 2:55.2
4   Edwin Moles (USA) 2:56.8
5   Richard Wyndham (CAN) 3:12.4

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:53.7 QQ
2   Walter Spence (CAN) 2:56.5 QQ
3   Alfred Schoebel (FRA) 2:56.6
4   John Paulsen (USA) 3:00.1
5   Pablo Zierold (MEX) 3:15.2

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Toivo Reingoldt (FIN) 2:53.6 QQ
2   Shigeo Nakagawa (JPN) 2:55.0 QQ

SemifinalsEdit

Friday August 12, 1932: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Reizo Koike (JPN) 2:44.9 QQ OR
2   Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN) 2:45.4 QQ
3   Jikirum Adjaluddin (PHI) 2:50.2 QQ
4   Ulysse Cartonnet (FRA) 2:50.9
5   Toivo Reingoldt (FIN) 2:54.9

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:47.6 QQ
2   Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:48.4 QQ
3   Shigeo Nakagawa (JPN) 2:52.4 QQ
4   Walter Spence (CAN) 2:52.7

FinalEdit

Saturday August 13, 1932:

Place Swimmer Time
1   Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (JPN) 2:45.4
2   Reizo Koike (JPN) 2:46.6
3   Teófilo Yldefonso (PHI) 2:47.1
4   Erwin Sietas (GER) 2:48.0
5   Jikirum Adjaluddin (PHI) 2:49.2
6   Shigeo Nakagawa (JPN) 2:52.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 September 2016.

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