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Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

The men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place between September 3 and 4.[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 30 lengths of the pool.

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MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Hans Faßnacht   West Germany 16:34.63
2 Peter Rosenkranz   West Germany 16:58.26
3 François Deley   Belgium 17:06.09
4 Jim Carter   Great Britain 17:16.01
5 Sergio Irredento   Italy 17:19.45
6 Friðrik Guðmundsson   Iceland 17:32.47
7 Edwin Borja   Greece 18:12.17

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Graham Windeatt   Australia 15:59.63
2 Guillermo García   Mexico 16:29.48
3 Anders Bellbring   Sweden 16:33.27
4 Deane Buckboro   Canada 16:52.50
5 Gerardo Vera   Venezuela 17:10.33
6 Gustavo González   Argentina 17:23.53

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mike Burton   United States 16:09.56
2 Graham White   Australia 16:19.63
3 Brian Brinkley   Great Britain 16:54.39
4 Alberto García   Mexico 17:05.68
5 Jorge Jaramillo   Colombia 17:35.84
6 Eugen Almer   Romania 17:49.80

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Doug Northway   United States 16:15.30
2 Mark Treffers   New Zealand 16:23.86
3 Dusan Grozaj   West Germany 16:44.59
4 Vincenzo Finocchiaro   Italy 17:13.42
5 Tomas Becerra   Colombia 17:16.38
6 Alfredo Carlos Machado   Brazil 17:20.34
7 Guillermo Pacheco   Peru 17:36.36
8 Dae Imlani   Philippines 17:37.65

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Brad Cooper   Australia 16:11.41
2 Bengt Gingsjö   Sweden 16:26.67
3 Klaus Dockhorn   East Germany 16:55.30
4 Jo O-ryeon   South Korea 17:29.23
5 Aleksandr Samsonov   Soviet Union 17:32.88
6 Kamal Kenawi Ali Moustafa   Egypt 17:40.37
7 Neil Dexter   Great Britain 17:42.83
8 Brian Clifford   Ireland 18:09.28

Heat 6

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ton van Klooster   Netherlands 16:34.77
2 Axel Freudenberg   East Germany 16:37.19
3 Zoltán Verrasztó   Hungary 17:18.66
4 Władysław Wojtakajtis   Poland 17:23.47
5 Christoph Kreienbühl   Switzerland 17:27.67
6 Csaba Sós   Hungary 17:43.97
AC Dimitrios Theodoropoulos   Greece 16:17.61 DQ
AC Rick DeMont   United States 18:15.90 DQ

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Mike Burton   United States 15:52.58 WR
  Graham Windeatt   Australia 15:58.48
  Doug Northway   United States 16:09.25
4 Bengt Gingsjö   Sweden 16:16.01
5 Graham White   Australia 16:17.22
6 Mark Treffers   New Zealand 16:18.84
7 Brad Cooper   Australia 16:30.49
8 Guillermo García   Mexico 16:36.03

Key: WR = World record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 November 2016.