Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre breaststroke

The men's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place between 5 and 7 August at the Empire Pool.[1] This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic-size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool.

John Davies' time was recorded by the timekeepers to be 0.2s faster than the bronze medallist Bob Sohl of the United States. However, the judges believed that Sohl had touched first and awarded him the bronze.[citation needed]

MedalistsEdit

Gold Joe Verdeur
  United States
Silver Keith Carter
  United States
Bronze Bob Sohl
  United States

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Joe Verdeur   United States 2:40.0
2 Bob Sohl   United States 2:44.9
3 Ahmed Kandil   Egypt 2:45.5
4 Keith Carter   United States 2:46.3
5 Tone Cerer   Yugoslavia 2:46.3
6 Willy Otto Jordan   Brazil 2:46.4
7 Sándor Németh   Hungary 2:48.2
8 John Davies   Australia 2:48.3
9 Bob Bonte   Netherlands 2:48.7
10 Roy Romain   Great Britain 2:49.4
11 Maurice Lusien   France 2:49.5
12 Artem Nakache   France 2:50.4
13 Walter Pavlicek   Austria 2:50.6
14 Sigurður Jónsson   Iceland 2:50.6
15 Apolonio Castillo   Mexico 2:50.7
16 René Amabuyok   Philippines 2:52.6
17 Jiří Linhart   Czechoslovakia 2:53.8
18 Jacinto Cayco   Philippines 2:54.0
19 Carlos Espejo   Argentina 2:55.0
20 Sigurður Th. Jónsson   Iceland 2:56.4
21 Hans Widmer   Switzerland 2:56.7
22 Goldup Davies   Great Britain 2:56.6
23 Walter Kunz   Switzerland 2:57.6
24 Nicolas Wildhaber   Switzerland 2:59.2
25 John Service   Great Britain 3:00.4
26 César Benetti   Argentina 3:00.6
27 Peter Salmon   Canada 3:01.5
28 Kevin Hallett   Australia 3:02.0
29 Atli Steinarsson   Iceland 3:02.3
30 Des Cohen   South Africa 3:03.3
31 Prafulla Mullick   India 3:14.9
32 Iftikhar Ahmed Shah   Pakistan 3:28.1

SemifinalsEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Joe Verdeur   United States 2:40.7 Q
2 Keith Carter   United States 2:43.0 Q
3 Ahmed Kandil   Egypt 2:43.7 Q
4 Willy Otto Jordan   Brazil 2:43.9 Q
5 Bob Sohl   United States 2:44.4 Q
6 John Davies   Australia 2:44.8 q
7 Bob Bonte   Netherlands 2:47.0 Q
8 Tone Cerer   Yugoslavia 2:47.3 q
9 Sándor Németh   Hungary 2:48.1
10 Roy Romain   Great Britain 2:49.6
11 Walter Pavlicek   Austria 2:50.1
12 Maurice Lusien   France 2:51.4
13 René Amabuyok   Philippines 2:51.8
14 Sigurður Jónsson   Iceland 2:52.4
15 Apolonio Castillo   Mexico 2:53.5
16 Artem Nakache   France 2:59.1

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Joe Verdeur   United States 2:39.3 OR
  Keith Carter   United States 2:40.2
  Bob Sohl   United States 2:43.9
4 John Davies   Australia 2:43.7
5 Antun Cerer   Yugoslavia 2:46.1
6 Willy Otto Jordan   Brazil 2:46.4
7 Ahmed Kandil   Egypt 2:47.5
8 Bob Bonte   Netherlands 2:47.6

Key: OR = Olympic record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Breaststroke". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2016.