Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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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.

Medal summary[edit | edit source]

Men's events[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
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Wally Ris
 United States
56.9 (OR) Keith Carter
 United States
57.5 Géza Kádas
 Hungary
58.0
400 m freestyle
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Géza Kádas
 Hungary
4:45.0 John Marshall
 Australia
4:45.4 Bill Smith
 United States
4:46.1
1500 m freestyle
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Jimmy McLane
 United States
19:18.5 John Marshall
 Australia
19:31.3 György Mitró
 Hungary
19:40.8
100 m backstroke
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Allen Stack
 United States
1:06.4 Bob Cowell
 United States
1:06.5 Georges Vallerey
 France
1:07.8
200 m breaststroke
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Bob Sohl
 United States
2:39.8 (OR) Joe Verdeur
 United States
2:40.0 Ahmed Kandil
 Egypt
2:43.9
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
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 United States (USA)
Wally Ris
Jimmy McLane
Wally Wolf
Bill Smith
8:46.5 (WR)  Hungary (HUN)
Elemér Szatmári
György Mitró
Imre Nyéki
Géza Kádas
8:47.2  Sweden (SWE)
Martin Lundén
Per-Olof Olsson
Per-Olof Ôstrand
Olle Johansson
9:06.1

Women's events[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
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Ann Curtis
 United States
1:06.4 Greta Andersen
 Denmark
1:06.7 Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
 Netherlands
1:07.2
400 m freestyle
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Ann Curtis
 United States
5:17.8 (OR) Karen Harup
 Denmark
5:21.2 Catherine Gibson
 Great Britain
5:22.5
100 m backstroke
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Karen Harup
 Denmark
1:15.2 (OR) Suzanne Zimmerman
 United States
1:16.0 Ilona Novák
 Hungary
1:16.4
200 m breaststroke
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Nancy Lyons
 Australia
2:57.9 Éva Novák
 Hungary
3:00.2 Janny de Groot
 Netherlands
3:02.3
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
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 United States (USA)
Marie Corridon
Thelma Kalama
Brenda Helser
Ann Curtis
4:31.6  Denmark (DEN)
Eva Arndt
Karen Harup
Greta Andersen
Fritze Carstensen
4:31.9  Netherlands (NED)
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
Margot Marsman
Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Hannie Termeulen
4:32.7