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Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics

At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. All swimming events took place at the Empire Pool. There was a total of 249 participants from 34 countries competing.

Contents

  • Medal table 1
  • Medal summary 2
    • Men's events 2.1
    • Women's events 2.2
  • References 3

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 8 6 1 15
2  Denmark (DEN) 2 2 0 4
3  Netherlands (NED) 1 0 2 3
4  Australia (AUS) 0 2 2 4
5  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 3 4
6  France (FRA) 0 0 2 2
7  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
 Wally Ris
United States (USA)
57.3 (OR)  Alan Ford
United States (USA)
57.8 22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Géza Kádas
Hungary (HUN)
58.1
400 m freestyle
 Bill Smith
United States (USA)
4:41.0 (OR)  Jimmy McLane
United States (USA)
4:43.4  John Marshall
Australia (AUS)
4:47.7
1500 m freestyle
 Jimmy McLane
United States (USA)
19:18.5  John Marshall
Australia (AUS)
19:31.3 22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] György Mitró
Hungary (HUN)
19:43.2
100 m backstroke
 Allen Stack
United States (USA)
1:06.4  Bob Cowell
United States (USA)
1:06.5 Georges Vallerey
France (FRA)
1:07.8
200 m breaststroke
 Joe Verdeur
United States (USA)
2:39.3 (OR)  Keith Carter
United States (USA)
2:40.2  Bob Sohl
United States (USA)
2:43.9
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
 United States (USA)
Wally Ris
Jimmy McLane
Wally Wolf
Bill Smith
8:46.0 (WR) 22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Hungary]] Hungary (HUN)
Elemér Szatmári
György Mitró
Imre Nyéki
Géza Kádas
8:48.4  France (FRA)
Joseph Bernardo
René Cornu
Henri Padou, Jr.
Alexandre Jany
9:08.0

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
 Greta Andersen
Denmark (DEN)
1:06.3  Ann Curtis
United States (USA)
1:06.5  Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Netherlands (NED)
1:07.6
400 m freestyle
 Ann Curtis
United States (USA)
5:17.8 (OR)  Karen Harup
Denmark (DEN)
5:21.2  Catherine Gibson
Great Britain (GBR)
5:22.5
100 m backstroke
 Karen Harup
Denmark (DEN)
1:14.4 (OR)  Suzanne Zimmerman
United States (USA)
1:16.0  Judy-Joy Davies
Australia (AUS)
1:16.7
200 m breaststroke
 Nel van Vliet
Netherlands (NED)
2:57.2  Nancy Lyons
Australia (AUS)
2:57.7 22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Éva Novák
Hungary (HUN)
3:00.2
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
 United States (USA)
Marie Corridon
Thelma Kalama
Brenda Helser
Ann Curtis
4:29.2 (OR)  Denmark (DEN)
Eva Arndt
Karen Harup
Greta Andersen
Fritze Carstensen
4:29.6  Netherlands (NED)
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
Margot Marsman
Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Hannie Termeulen
4:31.6

References

  • 1948 Summer Olympics results: swimming, from http://www.sports-reference.com/ retrieved 2009-10-01.


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