Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

Swimming at the
1932 Summer Olympics
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The men's 4x200 metre freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event, which was established in 1908. The competition was held on Tuesday, August 9, 1932.

Twenty-eight swimmers from seven nations competed.

Medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
Japan (JPN)
Yasuji Miyazaki
Hisakichi Toyoda
Takashi Yokoyama
Masanori Yusa
United States (USA)
Frank Booth
George Fissler
Maiola Kalili
Manuella Kalili
Hungary (HUN)
István Bárány
László Szabados
András Székely
András Wanié

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.

World Record 9:34.0 András Wanié
László Szabados
András Székely
István Bárány
Paris (FRA) 1931
Olympic Record 9:36.2 Austin Clapp
Walter Laufer
George Kojac
Johnny Weissmuller
Amsterdam (USA) August 9, 1928

Japan set a new world record with 8:58.4 minutes. They bettered the standing world record by more than 35 seconds and broke the nine minute barrier.

Results

As there were only seven nation who competed in this event only a final was held.

Final

Place Swimmers Time Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4
1 JPN) 8:58.4 WR 2:14.1 2:14.7 2:14.8 2:14.8
2 USA) 9:10.5 2:20.2 2:17.0 2:18.6 2:17.7
3 HUN) 9:31.4 2:25.8 2:26.5 2:21.3 2:17.8
4 CAN) 9:36.3 2:26.0 2:28.0 2:24.0 2:18.3
5 GBR) 9:45.8 2:27.4 2:25.8 2:25.3 2:27.1
6 ARG) 10:13.1
7 BRA) 10:36.5

References

  • Olympic Report
  • sports-reference
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polski). Retrieved 8 November 2008.