at the Games of the II Olympiad
|No. of events||7|
|Competitors||76 from 12 nations|
| Swimming at the|
1900 Summer Olympics
|200 m team||men|
|200 m obstacle||men|
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.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.
|1||Great Britain (GBR)||2||0||1||3|
|Totals (8 nations)||7||7||7||21|
|200 m freestyle||Frederick Lane (AUS)||Zoltán Halmay (HUN)||Karl Ruberl (AUT)|
|1000 m freestyle||John Arthur Jarvis (GBR)||Otto Wahle (AUT)||Zoltán Halmay (HUN)|
|4000 m freestyle||John Arthur Jarvis (GBR)||Zoltán Halmay (HUN)||Louis Martin (FRA)|
|200 m backstroke||Ernst Hoppenberg (GER)||Karl Ruberl (AUT)||Johannes Drost (NED)|
|200 m team swimming|| Germany (GER) |
Herbert von Petersdorff
| France (FRA)|
| France (FRA)|
|200 m obstacle event||Frederick Lane (AUS)||Otto Wahle (AUT)||Peter Kemp (GBR)|
|Underwater swimming||Charles Devendeville (FRA)||André Six (FRA)||Peder Lykkeberg (DEN)|
A total of 76 swimmers from 12 nations competed at the Paris Games:
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At the 1900 Summer Olympics one gymnastics event for men was contested. The competition was held on Sunday, 29 July 1900, and on Monday, 30 July 1900. There were 135 competitors from 8 nations. The top 18 places were taken by French gymnasts, of which there were more than 100. The event was won by Gustave Sandras, with Noël Bas finishing second and Lucien Démanet third. The highest-placing foreign gymnast was Jules Ducret of Switzerland, in a tie for 19th place.
At the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, four events in rowing were contested, marking the introduction of the sport to the Olympic program. At the inaugural 1896 Games, the rowing competition was cancelled due to strong winds. The 1900 regatta was held on the Seine between the Courbevoie Bridge and the Asnières Bridge on 25 and 26 August. The length of the regatta course was 1,750 metres.
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The Au Chapelet at 33 metres event was part of the archery programme at the 1900 Summer Olympics. Qualification for the event was through the large open team events, with the top six individual archers competing in the individual competition. The identities of only the top three archers in the event are known.
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