Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metre freestyle

The men's 400 metre freestyle event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place between October 14 and 15.[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 consisted of eight lengths of the pool.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Don Schollander
  United States
Silver Frank Wiegand
  United Team of Germany
Bronze Allan Wood
  Australia

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Seven heats were held; the fastest eight swimmers advanced to the Finals. Those that advanced are highlighted.

Heat OneEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Bob Windle Australia 4:21.6
2 Haruo Yoshimuta Japan 4:28.8
3 Wolfgang Kremer Germany 4:29.9
4 Giovanni Orlando Italy 4:30.8
5 Carlos Canepa Peru 4:44.9
6 László Szlamka Hungary 5:00.0

Heat TwoEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Roy Saari United States 4:20.0
2 Sandy Gilchrist Canada 4:24.2
3 Sergio De Gregorio Italy 4:27.4
4 Aleksandr Paramonov Soviet Union 4:34.0
5 Julio Arango Colombia 4:35.1
6 Tin Maung Ni Myanmar 4:40.9
7 Robert Loh Hong Kong 4:53.3

Heat ThreeEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 John Nelson United States 4:19.9
2 Johan Bontekoe Netherlands 4:26.6
3 Yevgeny Novikov Soviet Union 4:30.0
4 Carlos van der Maath Argentina 4:30.2
5 Alan Durrett Northern Rhodesia 4:39.0
6 Aad Oudt Netherlands 4:46.5

Heat FourEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Tsuyoshi Yamanaka Japan 4:21.1
2 Hans Rosendahl Sweden 4:23.5
3 Ron Jacks Canada 4:29.3
4 Pierpaolo Spangaro Italy 4:30.0
5 Tuomo Hämäläinen Finland 4:35.5
6 Gert Kölli Austria 4:38.4
7 Kim Bong-jo South Korea 4:55.8

Heat FiveEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Russell Phegan Australia 4:19.8
2 József Katona Hungary 4:24.7
3 Takeshi Yamakage Japan 4:27.8
4 John Thurley Great Britain 4:31.0
5 Slobodan Dijaković Yugoslavia 4:41.0
6 Téodoro Capriles Venezuela 4:44.5
7 Walter Ledgard Jr. Peru 4:50.4

Heat SixEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Frank Wiegand Germany 4:17.2
2 Semyon Belits-Geiman Soviet Union 4:19.4
3 Petr Lohnický Czechoslovakia 4:28.9
4 Celestino Pérez Puerto Rico 4:30.9
5 Bob Lord Great Britain 4:33.2
6 Francis Luyce France 4:33.2
7 Ilkka Suvanto Finland 4:38.0
8 András Bodnár Hungary 5:03.7

Heat SevenEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Don Schollander United States 4:15.8
2 Allan Wood Australia 4:16.2
3 Mats Svensson Sweden 4:24.6
4 Martin Klink Germany 4:29.1
5 Ralph Hutton Canada 4:29.4
6 John Martin-Dye Great Britain 4:34.3
7 Tan Thuan Heng Malaysia 4:38.2
8 Pano Capéronis Switzerland 4:43.8

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Don Schollander   United States 4:12.2 WR
  Frank Wiegand   United Team of Germany 4:14.9
  Allan Wood   Australia 4:15.1
4 Roy Saari   United States 4:16.7
5 John Nelson   United States 4:16.9
6 Tsuyoshi Yamanaka   Japan 4:19.1
7 Russell Phegan   Australia 4:20.2
8 Semyon Belits-Geiman   Soviet Union 4:21.4

Key: WR = World record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2016.