Open main menu

Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics

At the 1964 Summer Olympics, eighteen swimming events were contested, ten for men and eight for women. There were a total of 405 participants from 42 countries competing.[1] For the first time, the 4×100 metres freestyle relay for men and the 400 metres individual medley for both men and women were contested. Olympic records were broken in all events and the world record was broken in ten events. This competition also marked the debut of electronic touchpads for timing.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States138829
2  Australia4149
3  Soviet Union1124
4  United Team of Germany0426
5  Netherlands0213
6  France0101
  Great Britain0101
8  Japan0011
Totals (8 nations)18181854

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Don Schollander
  United States
53.4 (OR) Robert McGregor
  Great Britain
53.5 Hans-Joachim Klein
  United Team of Germany
54.0
400 m freestyle
details
Don Schollander
  United States
4:12.2 (WR) Frank Wiegand
  United Team of Germany
4:14.9 Allan Wood
  Australia
4:15.1
1500 m freestyle
details
Bob Windle
  Australia
17:01.7 (OR) John Nelson
  United States
17:03.0 Allan Wood
  Australia
17:07.7
200 m backstroke
details
Jed Graef
  United States
2:10.3 (WR) Gary Dilley
  United States
2:10.5 Bob Bennett
  United States
2:13.1
200 m breaststroke
details
Ian O'Brien
  Australia
2:27.8 (WR) Georgy Prokopenko
  Soviet Union
2:28.2 Chet Jastremski
  United States
2:29.6
200 m butterfly
details
Kevin Berry
  Australia
2:06.6 (WR) Carl Robie
  United States
2:07.5 Fred Schmidt
  United States
2:09.3
400 m individual medley
details
Dick Roth
  United States
4:45.4 (WR) Roy Saari
  United States
4:47.1 Gerhard Hetz
  United Team of Germany
4:51.0
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Steve Clark
Mike Austin
Gary Ilman
Don Schollander
3:33.2 (WR)   United Team of Germany (EUA)
Horst Löffler
Frank Wiegand
Uwe Jacobsen
Hans-Joachim Klein
3:37.2   Australia (AUS)
David Dickson
Peter Doak
John Ryan
Bob Windle
3:39.1
4 × 200 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Steve Clark
Roy Saari
Gary Ilman
Don Schollander
7:52.1 (WR)   United Team of Germany (EUA)
Horst-Günther Gregor
Gerhard Hetz
Frank Wiegand
Hans-Joachim Klein
7.59.3   Japan (JPN)
Makoto Fukui
Kunihiro Iwasaki
Toshio Shoji
Yukiaki Okabe
8:03.8
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
  United States (USA)
Thompson Mann
Bill Craig
Fred Schmidt
Steve Clark
3:58.4 (WR)   United Team of Germany (EUA)
Ernst Küppers
Egon Henninger
Horst-Günther Gregor
Hans-Joachim Klein
4:01.6   Australia (AUS)
Peter Reynolds
Ian O'Brien
Kevin Berry
David Dickson
4:02.3

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Dawn Fraser
  Australia
59.5 (OR) Sharon Stouder
  United States
59.9 Kathy Ellis
  United States
1:00.8
400 m freestyle
details
Ginny Duenkel
  United States
4:43.3 (OR) Marilyn Ramenofsky
  United States
4:44.6 Terri Stickles
  United States
4:47.2
100 m backstroke
details
Cathy Ferguson
  United States
1:07.7 (WR) Kiki Caron
  France
1:07.9 Ginny Duenkel
  United States
1:08.0
200 m breaststroke
details
Galina Prozumenshchikova
  Soviet Union
2:46.4 (OR) Claudia Kolb
  United States
2:47.6 Svetlana Babanina
  Soviet Union
2:48.6
100 m butterfly
details
Sharon Stouder
  United States
1:04.7 (WR) Ada Kok
  Netherlands
1:05.6 Kathy Ellis
  United States
1:06.0
400 m individual medley
details
Donna de Varona
  United States
5:18.7 (OR) Sharon Finneran
  United States
5:24.1 Martha Randall
  United States
5:24.2
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Sharon Stouder
Donna de Varona
Lillian Watson
Kathy Ellis
4:03.8 (WR)   Australia (AUS)
Robyn Thorn
Janice Murphy
Lynette Bell
Dawn Fraser
4:06.9   Netherlands (NED)
Pauline van der Wildt
Toos Beumer
Winnie van Weerdenburg
Erica Terpstra
4:12.0
4 × 100 metre medley relay
details
  United States (USA)
Cathy Ferguson
Cynthia Goyette
Sharon Stouder
Kathy Ellis
4:33.9 (OR)   Netherlands (NED)
Corrie Winkel
Klenie Bimolt
Ada Kok
Erica Terpstra
4:37.0   Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Savelyeva
Svetlana Babanina
Tatyana Devyatova
Natalya Ustinova
4:39.2

Participating nationsEdit

405 swimmers from 42 nations competed.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 October 2016.

Coordinates: 35°40′04″N 139°42′01″E / 35.6678°N 139.7003°E / 35.6678; 139.7003