Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Swimming
at the Games of the II Olympiad
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Swimming pictogram
Venue Seine
Dates11–19 August
No. of events7
Competitors76 from 12 nations
  1896
1904  

At the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, seven swimming events were contested. Only men competed in the swimming competition. There was a total of 76 participants from 12 countries competing. [1] The games are referenced in Yann Martel's 2001 novel Life of Pi . As with the rowing events, swimming took place on the Seine between the Courbevoie Bridge and the Asnières Bridge.

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Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2013
2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Australia  (AUS)2002
Flag of the German Empire.svg  Germany  (GER)2002
4Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)1225
5Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg  Austria  (AUT)0314
6Flag of Hungary (1867-1918).svg  Hungary  (HUN)0213
7Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)0011
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0011
Totals (8 nations)77721

Medal summary

GamesGoldSilverBronze
200 m freestyle
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Frederick Lane  (AUS)Flag of Hungary (1867-1918).svg  Zoltán Halmay  (HUN)Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg  Karl Ruberl  (AUT)
1000 m freestyle
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  John Arthur Jarvis  (GBR)Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg  Otto Wahle  (AUT)Flag of Hungary (1867-1918).svg  Zoltán Halmay  (HUN)
4000 m freestyle
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  John Arthur Jarvis  (GBR)Flag of Hungary (1867-1918).svg  Zoltán Halmay  (HUN)Flag of France.svg  Louis Martin  (FRA)
200 m backstroke
details
Flag of the German Empire.svg  Ernst Hoppenberg  (GER)Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg  Karl Ruberl  (AUT)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Johannes Drost  (NED)
200 m team swimming
details
Flag of the German Empire.svg  Germany  (GER) [2]
Ernst Hoppenberg
Max Hainle
Julius Frey
Max Schöne
Herbert von Petersdorff
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Maurice Hochepied
Victor Hochepied
Joseph Bertrand
Verbecke
Victor Cadet
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
René Tartara
Louis Martin
Désiré Merchez
Georges Leuillieux
Houben [3]
200 m obstacle event
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Frederick Lane  (AUS)Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg  Otto Wahle  (AUT)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Peter Kemp  (GBR)
Underwater swimming
details
Flag of France.svg  Charles Devendeville  (FRA)Flag of France.svg  André Six  (FRA)Flag of Denmark.svg  Peder Lykkeberg  (DEN)

Participating nations

A total of 76 swimmers from 12 nations competed at the Paris Games:

Notes

  1. "Swimming at the 1900 Paris Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. This is the roster of the German team as given by the International Olympic Committee database. Mallon notes that Petersdorff did not compete. He also claims that contemporary sources support a 4-person roster including Hoppenberg, Hainle, Gustav Lexau, and Ernest Luhrsen; Frey and Schöne are not included in either Mallon or de Wael's list of competitors in the event.
  3. Houben did not compete; however, he is listed in the IOC's medal database as part of the Neptune team.

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