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Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place between 5 and 7 August, at the Empire Pool.[1] This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consists of 30 lengths of the pool.

MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 John Marshall   Australia 20:01.1
2 György Csordás   Hungary 20:06.8
3 Marijan Stipetić   Yugoslavia 20:10.1
4 Donald Bland   Great Britain 20:13.9
5 György Mitró   Hungary 20:15.0
6 Jimmy McLane   United States 20:17.7
7 Miroslav Bartůšek   Czechoslovakia 20:19.4
8 Per-Olof Östrand   Sweden 20:19.8
9 Florbel Pérez   Uruguay 20:20.2
10 Forbes Norris   United States 20:21.0
11 Bill Heusner   United States 20:29.6
12 Ferenc Vörös   Hungary 20:31.9
13 Jack Hale   Great Britain 20:31.9
14 Jo Bernardo   France 20:34.8
15 Rolf Kestener   Brazil 20:36.3
16 Luis González   Colombia 20:40.6
17 Don Johnston   South Africa 20:41.8
18 Jack Wardrop   Great Britain 20:43.0
19 Ramón Bravo   Mexico 20:45.5
20 Luis Child   Colombia 20:47.0
21 Angel Maldonado   Mexico 20:47.2
22 René Cornu   France 21:01.6
23 Sambiao Basanung   Philippines 21:05.9
24 Isidoro Martínez-Vela   Spain 21:13.7
25 César Borja   Mexico 21:15.8
26 Alejandro Febrero   Spain 21:15.9
27 Adolfo Mancuso   Argentina 21:16.7
28 Vanja Illić   Yugoslavia 21:17.0
29 Joseph Reynders   Belgium 21:23.1
30 Doug Gibson   Canada 21:25.6
31 Juan Garay   Argentina 21:33.2
32 Jesús Domínguez   Spain 21:33.5
33 Garrick Agnew   Australia 21:40.1
34 Janko Puhar   Yugoslavia 21:45.1
35 Derek Oatway   Bermuda 21:55.1
36 Bimal Chandra   India 22:52.9
37 Philip Tribley   Bermuda 22:56.6
38 Allen Gilchrist   Canada 23:00.6
39 Anwar Aziz Chaudhry   Pakistan 25:37.4

SemifinalsEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Jimmy McLane   United States 19:52.2 Q
2 John Marshall   Australia 19:53.8 Q
3 György Mitró   Hungary 20:06.5 Q
4 György Csordás   Hungary 20:06.6 Q
5 Forbes Norris   United States 20:09.3 Q
6 Marjan Stipetić   Yugoslavia 20:12.9 Q
7 Donald Bland   Great Britain 20:19.8 q
8 Bill Heusner   United States 20:23.9 q
9 Jo Bernardo   France 20:25.5
10 Ferenc Vörös   Hungary 20:31.4
11 Florbel Pérez   Uruguay 20:32.6
12 Miroslav Bartůšek   Czechoslovakia 20:32.9
13 Luis González   Colombia 20:41.6
14 Rolf Egon   Brazil 20:44.6

Key: Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Jimmy McLane   United States 19:18.5
  John Marshall   Australia 19:31.3
  György Mitró   Hungary 19:43.2
4 György Csordás   Hungary 19:54.2
5 Marjan Stipetić   Yugoslavia 20:10.7
6 Forbes Norris   United States 20:18.8
7 Donald Bland   Great Britain 20:19.8
8 Bill Heusner   United States 20:45.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 18 September 2016.