Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Swimming
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Venue Wembley Arena
Dates30 July – 7 August
No. of events11
Competitors249 from 34 nations
  1936
1952  

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. [1]

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Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1US flag 48 stars.svg  United States  (USA)86115
2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)2204
3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)1023
4Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)0224
5Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary  (HUN)0134
6Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0022
7Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)0011
Totals (7 nations)11111133

Medal summary

Men's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Wally Ris
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
57.3 (OR) Alan Ford
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
57.8 Géza Kádas
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary
58.1
400 m freestyle
details
Bill Smith
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
4:41.0 (OR) Jimmy McLane
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
4:43.4 John Marshall
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
4:47.7
1500 m freestyle
details
Jimmy McLane
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
19:18.5 John Marshall
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
19:31.3 György Mitró
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary
19:43.2
100 m backstroke
details
Allen Stack
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1:06.4 Bob Cowell
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1:06.5 Georges Vallerey
Flag of France.svg  France
1:07.8
200 m breaststroke
details
Joe Verdeur
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
2:39.3 (OR) Keith Carter
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
2:40.2 Bob Sohl
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
2:43.9
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
details
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Wally Ris
Jimmy McLane
Wally Wolf
Bill Smith
8:46.0 (WR)Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary  (HUN)
Elemér Szatmári
György Mitró
Imre Nyéki
Géza Kádas
8:48.4Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Joseph Bernardo
René Cornu
Henri Padou, Jr.
Alexandre Jany
9:08.0

Women's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Greta Andersen
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
1:06.3 Ann Curtis
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1:06.5 Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:07.6
400 m freestyle
details
Ann Curtis
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
5:17.8 (OR) Karen Harup
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
5:21.2 Catherine Gibson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
5:22.5
100 m backstroke
details
Karen Harup
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
1:14.4 (OR) Suzanne Zimmerman
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
1:16.0 Judy-Joy Davies
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:16.7
200 m breaststroke
details
Nel van Vliet
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
2:57.2 Nancy Lyons
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:57.7 Éva Novák
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary
3:00.2
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
details
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Marie Corridon
Thelma Kalama
Brenda Helser
Ann Curtis
4:29.2 (OR)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)
Eva Arndt
Karen Harup
Greta Andersen
Fritze Carstensen
4:29.6Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
Margot Marsman
Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Hannie Termeulen
4:31.6

Participating nations

249 swimmers from 34 nations competed. [1]

Some of the Olympic medalists in London:

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References

  1. 1 2 "Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2016.

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