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Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle

The men's 400 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the seventh appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held from Monday to Wednesday, 10 to 12 August 1936.

Thirty-four swimmers from 16 nations competed.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1936 Summer Olympics.

World Record 4:38.7   Jack Medica Honolulu (USA) 30 August 1934
Olympic Record 4:48.4   Buster Crabbe Los Angeles (USA) 10 August 1932

In the fifth heat Shunpei Uto set a new Olympic record with 4:45.5 minutes. In the final Jack Medica bettered the Olympic record with 4:44.5 minutes.

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Monday 10 August 1936: The fastest two in each heat and the next two fastest from across the heats advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Hiroshi Negami (JPN) 4:52.6 QQ
2   John Macionis (USA) 4:57.1 QQ
3   Heinz Arendt (GER) 4:57.2 qq
4   Árpád Lengyel (HUN) 4:57.7
5   Edmund Pader (AUT) 5:16.9
6   Robert Hooper (CAN) 5:17.2

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Bob Leivers (GBR) 4:57.2 QQ
2   Otto Przywara (GER) 5:11.7 QQ
3   Aage Hellstrøm (DEN) 5:18.2
4   João Havelange (BRA) 5:31.5

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Shozo Makino (JPN) 4:51.3 QQ
2   Ralph Flanagan (USA) 4:54.7 QQ
3   Norman Wainwright (GBR) 5:03.6
4   Bob Hamerton (CAN) 5:13.3
5   Jørgen Jørgensen (DEN) 5:17.8
6   István Angyal (HUN) 5:20.9
7   Werner Lehmann (SUI) 5:36.8

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Ödön Gróf (HUN) 4:59.4 QQ
2   Hans Freese (GER) 5:03.1 QQ
3   Heikki Hietanen (FIN) 5:08.9
4   William Pearson (GBR) 5:12.7
5   Aluizio Lage (BRA) 5:18.3
6   Washington Guzmán (CHI) 5:19.1
7   Franz Seltenheim (AUT) 5:38.3

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Shunpei Uto (JPN) 4:45.5 QQ OR
2   Jean Taris (FRA) 4:53.9 QQ
3   Bob Pirie (CAN) 4:56.0 qq
4   Poul Petersen (DEN) 5:20.3
5   Edmund Cooper (BER) 5:53.8

Heat 6

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Jack Medica (USA) 4:55.9 QQ
2   Walter Ledgard (PER) 5:05.5 QQ
3   Piet Stam (NED) 5:07.8
4   Manoel Villar (BRA) 5:18.2
5   Hans Brenner (SUI) 5:33.8

SemifinalsEdit

Tuesday 11 August 1936: The fastest three in each semi-final and the fastest fourth-placed advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Shunpei Uto (JPN) 4:48.4 QQ
2   Ralph Flanagan (USA) 4:49.9 QQ
3   Hiroshi Negami (JPN) 4:55.4 QQ
4   John Macionis (USA) 4:56.4
5   Hans Freese (GER) 4:58.5
6   Bob Pirie (CAN) 4:58.7
7   Ödön Gróf (HUN) 5:01.9

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1   Shozo Makino (JPN) 4:48.2 QQ
  Jack Medica (USA) 4:48.2 QQ
3   Jean Taris (FRA) 4:53.6 QQ
4   Bob Leivers (GBR) 4:55.7 qq
5   Heinz Arendt (GER) 5:13.4
6   Otto Przywara (GER) 5:14.9

FinalEdit

Wednesday 12 August 1936:

Place Swimmer Time
1   Jack Medica (USA) 4:44.5 OR
2   Shunpei Uto (JPN) 4:45.6
3   Shozo Makino (JPN) 4:48.1
4   Ralph Flanagan (USA) 4:52.7
5   Hiroshi Negami (JPN) 4:53.6
6   Jean Taris (FRA) 4:53.8
7   Bob Leivers (GBR) 5:00.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 13 September 2016.

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