Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics

Last updated
Swimming
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo 1.jpg
Venue Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Dates11–18 October
No. of events18
Competitors405 from 42 nations
  1960
1968  

At the 1964 Summer Olympics , eighteen swimming events were contested, ten for men and eight for women. There were a total of 405 participants from 42 countries competing. [1] For the first time, the 4×100 metres freestyle relay for men and the 400 metres individual medley for both men and women were contested. Olympic records were broken in all events and the world record was broken in ten events. This competition also marked the debut of electronic touchpads for timing.

Contents

15-year-old Sharon Stouder won four medals, three of them gold.

Events

Participating nations

405 swimmers from 42 nations competed. [1]

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 138829
2Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4149
3Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1124
4Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany 0426
5Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 0213
6Flag of France.svg  France 0101
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 0101
8Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 0011
Totals (8 nations)18181854

Medal summary

Men's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Don Schollander  (USA)53.4
(OR)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Robert McGregor  (GBR)53.5Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  Hans-Joachim Klein  (EUA)54.0
400 m freestyle
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Don Schollander  (USA)4:12.2
(WR)
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  Frank Wiegand  (EUA)4:14.9Flag of Australia.svg  Allan Wood  (AUS)4:15.1
1500 m freestyle
details
Bob Windle
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
17:01.7 (OR) John Nelson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
17:03.0 Allan Wood
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
17:07.7
200 m backstroke
details
Jed Graef
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:10.3 (WR) Gary Dilley
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:10.5 Bob Bennett
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:13.1
200 m breaststroke
details
Ian O'Brien
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:27.8 (WR) Georgy Prokopenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
2:28.2 Chet Jastremski
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:29.6
200 m butterfly
details
Kevin Berry
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:06.6 (WR) Carl Robie
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:07.5 Fred Schmidt
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:09.3
400 m individual medley
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Dick Roth  (USA)4:45.4 (WR)Flag of the United States.svg  Roy Saari  (USA)4:47.1Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  Gerhard Hetz  (EUA)4:51.0
4 × 100 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Steve Clark
Mike Austin
Gary Ilman
Don Schollander
3:33.2 (WR)Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)
Horst Löffler
Frank Wiegand
Uwe Jacobsen
Hans-Joachim Klein
3:37.2Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
David Dickson
Peter Doak
John Ryan
Bob Windle
3:39.1
4 × 200 m freestyle relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Steve Clark
Roy Saari
Gary Ilman
Don Schollander
7:52.1 (WR)Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)
Horst-Günther Gregor
Gerhard Hetz
Frank Wiegand
Hans-Joachim Klein
7.59.3Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)
Makoto Fukui
Kunihiro Iwasaki
Toshio Shoji
Yukiaki Okabe
8:03.8
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Thompson Mann
Bill Craig
Fred Schmidt
Steve Clark
3:58.4 (WR)Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)
Ernst-Joachim Küppers
Egon Henninger
Horst-Günther Gregor
Hans-Joachim Klein
4:01.6Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Peter Reynolds
Ian O'Brien
Kevin Berry
David Dickson
4:02.3

Women's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Dawn Fraser
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
59.5 (OR) Sharon Stouder
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
59.9 Kathy Ellis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:00.8
400 m freestyle
details
Ginny Duenkel
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:43.3 (OR) Marilyn Ramenofsky
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:44.6 Terri Stickles
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:47.2
100 m backstroke
details
Cathy Ferguson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:07.7 (WR) Kiki Caron
Flag of France.svg  France
1:07.9 Ginny Duenkel
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:08.0
200 m breaststroke
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Galina Prozumenshchikova  (URS)2:46.4 (OR)Flag of the United States.svg  Claudia Kolb  (USA)2:47.6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Svetlana Babanina  (URS)2:48.6
100 m butterfly
details
Sharon Stouder
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:04.7 (WR) Ada Kok
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1:05.6 Kathy Ellis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:06.0
400 m individual medley
details
Donna de Varona
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
5:18.7 (OR) Sharon Finneran
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
5:24.1 Martha Randall
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
5:24.2
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Sharon Stouder
Donna de Varona
Lillian Watson
Kathy Ellis
4:03.8 (WR)Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Robyn Thorn
Janice Murphy
Lynette Bell
Dawn Fraser
4:06.9Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Pauline van der Wildt
Toos Beumer
Winnie van Weerdenburg
Erica Terpstra
4:12.0
4 × 100 metre medley relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Cathy Ferguson
Cynthia Goyette
Sharon Stouder
Kathy Ellis
4:33.9 (OR)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Corrie Winkel
Klenie Bimolt
Ada Kok
Erica Terpstra
4:37.0Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Tatyana Savelyeva
Svetlana Babanina
Tatyana Devyatova
Natalya Ustinova
4:39.2

Some of the Olympic medalists in Tokyo:

Related Research Articles

Medley is a combination of four different swimming styles—backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle—into one race. This race is either swum by one swimmer as individual medley (IM) or by four swimmers as a medley relay.

Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics Swimming events at the Olympics

The 1972 Summer Olympics were held in Munich, West Germany, 29 events in swimming were contested. There was a total of 532 participants from 52 countries competing.

Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics Swimming events at the Olympics

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, 29 events in swimming were contested. There was a total of 468 participants from 51 countries competing. The United States dominated the competition, winning 52 of 87 possible medals. 15-year-old phenom Debbie Meyer from Maryland won three gold medals.

Diving at the 1964 Summer Olympics Diving at the Olympics

At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, four diving events were contested during a competition that took place at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, from 11 to 18 October, comprising 80 divers from 20 nations.

The swimming competition at the 12th FINA World Aquatics Championships was held in Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, from 25 March to 1 April 2007. This portion of the 2007 Worlds featured 40 events, all swum in a long course (50 m) pool:

Michael Phelps American swimmer

Michael Fred Phelps II is an American former competitive swimmer. He is the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16). When Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, he broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Phelps already tied the record of eight medals of any color at a single Games by winning six gold and two bronze medals. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four gold and two silver medals, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won five gold medals and one silver. This made him the most successful athlete of the Games for the fourth Olympics in a row.

Freestyle swimming Category of swimming competition

Freestyle is a category of swimming competition, defined by the rules of the International Swimming Federation (FINA), in which competitors are subject to few limited restrictions on their swimming stroke. Freestyle races are the most common of all swimming competitions, with distances beginning with 50 meters and reaching 1500 meters, also known as the mile. The term 'freestyle stroke' is sometimes used as a synonym for 'front crawl', as front crawl is the fastest swimming stroke. It is now the most common stroke used in freestyle competitions.

Martha Randall American swimmer

Martha Irene Randall is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.

Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics Swimming events at the Olympics

The swimming competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London took place from 28 July to 4 August at the Aquatics Centre. The open-water competition took place from 9 to 10 August in Hyde Park.

Brian Brinkley is an English former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games, FINA world championships and European championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games, during the 1970s. During his elite swimming career, he won thirteen medals in major international swimming championships.

The swimming events of the 15th FINA World Aquatics Championships were held July 28 – August 4, 2013, in Barcelona, Spain. The competition was held in a long course pool inside the Palau Sant Jordi. It featured 40 LCM events, split evenly between males and females. Swimming was one of the five aquatic disciplines at the championships.

Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics Olympics event

The swimming competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were due to take place from 25 July to 6 August 2020 at the Olympic Aquatics Centre. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the games have been postponed to 2021. However, their official name remained 2020 Summer Olympics with swimming events set for 24 July–1 August 2021 and marathon swimming set for 4–5 August 2021.

James Guy (swimmer) British swimmer

James George Guy is an English competitive swimmer who specialises in freestyle and butterfly. Guy has won gold medals representing Great Britain at the Olympic Games, the World and European Championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games.

Swimming at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships

Swimming at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships was held between 2 and 9 August 2015 in Kazan, Russia. The United States won the overall medal count, led by Katie Ledecky who claimed five gold medals.

Duncan Scott (swimmer) Scottish competitive swimmer

Duncan William MacNaughton Scott is a Scottish swimmer representing Great Britain at the FINA World Aquatics Championships and the Olympic Games, and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. Scott made history after winning four medals - more than any other British athlete at a single Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020/21. An all-rounder in the pool, Scott has swum internationally in 100 and 200 metres freestyle and butterfly, and 200 metres individual medley. He has won a gold at the Olympics and two golds at the World Championships in 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay, a gold in the 4 x 100 metre medley relay, as well as silvers at the World Championships and Olympics in freestyle and medley relay. Individually, Scott was the 100 metre freestyle champion at the 2015 European Games and 2018 Commonwealth Games, and the 200 metre freestyle champion at the same European Games and the 2018 European Aquatics Championships.

Travis Mahoney is an Australian medley and backstroke swimmer. Winner of two relay medals at the 2012 World Short Course Championships, he is also part of the quartet that broke the world record in the short course mixed 4 × 50 metres freestyle relay. In 2016, he qualified for his first Olympic Games.

The 2016 Hungarian Athletics Championships were the 118th edition of the Hungarian Swimming Championships, which took place on 12–16 April 2016 at the Aqua Sportközpont in Győr.

Swimming at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships was held from 23 to 30 July 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.

Tom Dean (swimmer) British swimmer

Thomas Dean is a British competitive freestyle swimmer. He is the 2020 Olympic Champion in both the 200 metres Freestyle and the 4 x 200 freestyle relay.

Swimming at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships was held from 21 to 28 July 2019.

References

  1. 1 2 "Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2016.

Coordinates: 35°40′04″N139°42′01″E / 35.6678°N 139.7003°E / 35.6678; 139.7003