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

The men's 400 metre individual medley event at the 1964 Summer Olympics took place on 12–14 October.[1] This swimming event used medley swimming. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of eight lengths of the pool. The first two lengths were swum using the butterfly stroke, the second pair with the backstroke, the third pair of lengths in breaststroke, and the final two were freestyle. Unlike other events using freestyle, swimmers could not use butterfly, backstroke, or breaststroke for the freestyle leg; most swimmers use the front crawl in freestyle events.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Dick Roth
  United States
Silver Roy Saari
  United States
Bronze Gerhard Hetz
  United Team of Germany

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Carl Robie   United States 4:52.0
2 Ralph Hutton   Canada 5:06.2
3 John Oravainen   Australia 5:07.0
4 Stefan Weinrich   Germany 5:07.8
5 Celestino Pérez   Puerto Rico 5:10.9
6 Veljko Rogošić   Yugoslavia 5:11.0
7 Gershon Shefa   Israel 5:11.2

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Sandy Gilchrist   Canada 4:58.3
2 Dick Roth   United States 5:01.3
3 Terry Buck   Australia 5:02.5
4 Elliot Chenaux   Puerto Rico 5:11.3
5 Juan Fortuny   Spain 5:18.2
6 Juan Alanís   Mexico 5:18.6
7 António Basto   Portugal 5:19.7
8 Luis Paz   Peru 5:39.5

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Roy Saari   United States 5:02.3
2 György Kosztolánczy   Hungary 5:03.8
3 Jan Jiskoot   Netherlands 5:04.4
4 Dieter Pfeifer   Germany 5:05.2
5 Ilkka Suvanto   Finland 5:09.0
6 Rafael Hernández   Mexico 5:09.8
7 Charles Fox   Northern Rhodesia 5:38.2

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Gerhard Hetz   Germany 4:57.6
2 Csaba Ali   Hungary 5:05.4
3 Olle Ferm   Sweden 5:10.5
4 Alex Alexander   Australia 5:10.8
5 Gudmunður Gíslason   Iceland 5:15.5
6 Hannu Vaahtoranta   Finland 5:16.2
7 Guillermo Davila   Mexico 5:27.1
8 Narong Chok-Umnuay   Thailand 5:44.1

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  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 Carl Robie   United States 4:51.4
5 Sandy Gilchrist   Canada 4:57.6
6 Jan Jiskoot   Netherlands 5:01.9
7 György Kosztolánczy   Hungary 5:01.9
8 Terry Buck   Australia 5:03.0

Key: WR = World record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Individual Medley". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2016.