- Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre freestyle
The men's 100 metre freestyle was a
swimmingevent held as part of the swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympicsprogramme. It was the fourth appearance of the event.
A total of 31 swimmers from 15 nations competed in the event, which was held from
August 22to August 29 1920. The United States swept the medals, and Duke Kahanamokubroke his own Olympic record in the semifinals and bettered his time again in the final to successfully defend his championship from 1912.
In the first final
Norman Rossfinished fourth and William Heraldfinished fifth, but a second final was run after a protest by Herald, claiming that Ross had fouled him. For the second run Ross was disqualified. None of the medal ranks changed.
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