Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics Article

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At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. The competitions were held from Saturday August 4, 1928, to Saturday August 11, 1928.

There were 182 participants from 28 countries competing. The United States team, coached by Bill Bachrach, won 11 of the 33 medals, and 6 of the 11 gold medals.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)62311
2  Netherlands (NED)1203
3  Germany (GER)1113
  Japan (JPN)1113
5  Sweden (SWE)1012
6  Argentina (ARG)1001
7  Great Britain (GBR)0224
8  Australia (AUS)0202
9  Hungary (HUN)0101
10  Canada (CAN)0011
  Philippines (PHI)0011
  South Africa (RSA)0011
Totals (12 nations)11111133

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
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Johnny Weissmuller
  United States
István Bárány
  Hungary
Katsuo Takaishi
  Japan
400 m freestyle
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Alberto Zorrilla
  Argentina
Boy Charlton
  Australia
Arne Borg
  Sweden
1500 m freestyle
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Arne Borg
  Sweden
Boy Charlton
  Australia
Buster Crabbe
  United States
100 m backstroke
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George Kojac
  United States
Walter Laufer
  United States
Paul Wyatt
  United States
200 m breaststroke
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Yoshiyuki Tsuruta
  Japan
Erich Rademacher
  Germany
Teófilo Yldefonso
  Philippines
4×200 m freestyle relay
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  United States (USA)
Austin Clapp
George Kojac
Walter Laufer
Johnny Weissmuller
  Japan (JPN)
Nobuo Arai
Tokuhei Sada
Katsuo Takaishi
Hiroshi Yoneyama
  Canada (CAN)
Garnet Ault
Munroe Bourne
Walter Spence
James Thompson

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Albina Osipowich
  United States
Eleanor Garatti
  United States
Joyce Cooper
  Great Britain
400 m freestyle
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Martha Norelius
  United States
Marie Braun
  Netherlands
Josephine McKim
  United States
100 m backstroke
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Marie Braun
  Netherlands
Ellen King
  Great Britain
Joyce Cooper
  Great Britain
200 m breaststroke
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Hilde Schrader
  Germany
Marie Baron
  Netherlands
Charlotte Mühe
  Germany
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
  United States (USA)
Eleanor Garatti
Adelaide Lambert
Martha Norelius
Albina Osipowich
  Great Britain (GBR)
Joyce Cooper
Ellen King
Cissie Stewart
Iris Tanner
  South Africa (RSA)
Mary Bedford
Freddie van der Goes
Rhoda Rennie
Kathleen Russell

Participating nations

182 swimmers from 28 nations competed. Chile, Ireland, Panama, the Philippines, and Poland competed in swimming for the first time.

References

  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2007-01-26.


SWIMMING AT THE 1928 SUMMER OLYMPICS Latitude and Longitude:

52°20′51″N 4°51′22″E / 52.3475°N 4.8561°E / 52.3475; 4.8561