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Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics

At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. All swimming events took place at the Empire Pool. There was a total of 249 participants from 34 countries competing.[1]

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)86115
2  Denmark (DEN)2204
3  Netherlands (NED)1023
4  Australia (AUS)0224
5  Hungary (HUN)0134
6  France (FRA)0022
7  Great Britain (GBR)0011
Totals (7 nations)11111133


Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
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Wally Ris
  United States
57.3 (OR) Alan Ford
  United States
57.8 Géza Kádas
  Hungary
58.1
400 m freestyle
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Bill Smith
  United States
4:41.0 (OR) Jimmy McLane
  United States
4:43.4 John Marshall
  Australia
4:47.7
1500 m freestyle
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Jimmy McLane
  United States
19:18.5 John Marshall
  Australia
19:31.3 György Mitró
  Hungary
19:43.2
100 m backstroke
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Allen Stack
  United States
1:06.4 Bob Cowell
  United States
1:06.5 Georges Vallerey
  France
1:07.8
200 m breaststroke
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Joe Verdeur
  United States
2:39.3 (OR) Keith Carter
  United States
2:40.2 Bob Sohl
  United States
2:43.9
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
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  United States (USA)
Wally Ris
Jimmy McLane
Wally Wolf
Bill Smith
8:46.0 (WR)   Hungary (HUN)
Elemér Szatmári
György Mitró
Imre Nyéki
Géza Kádas
8:48.4   France (FRA)
Joseph Bernardo
René Cornu
Henri Padou, Jr.
Alexandre Jany
9:08.0

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
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Greta Andersen
  Denmark
1:06.3 Ann Curtis
  United States
1:06.5 Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
  Netherlands
1:07.6
400 m freestyle
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Ann Curtis
  United States
5:17.8 (OR) Karen Harup
  Denmark
5:21.2 Catherine Gibson
  Great Britain
5:22.5
100 m backstroke
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Karen Harup
  Denmark
1:14.4 (OR) Suzanne Zimmerman
  United States
1:16.0 Judy-Joy Davies
  Australia
1:16.7
200 m breaststroke
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Nel van Vliet
  Netherlands
2:57.2 Nancy Lyons
  Australia
2:57.7 Éva Novák
  Hungary
3:00.2
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
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  United States (USA)
Marie Corridon
Thelma Kalama
Brenda Helser
Ann Curtis
4:29.2 (OR)   Denmark (DEN)
Eva Arndt
Karen Harup
Greta Andersen
Fritze Carstensen
4:29.6   Netherlands (NED)
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
Margot Marsman
Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Hannie Termeulen
4:31.6

Participating nationsEdit

249 swimmers from 34 nations competed.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 15 September 2016.

Coordinates: 51°33′29″N 0°16′59″W / 51.5581°N 0.2830°W / 51.5581; -0.2830