Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre freestyle


Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre freestyle

The men's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme. 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 22 to August 29 1920. The United States swept the medals, and Duke Kahanamoku broke his own Olympic record in the semifinals and bettered his time again in the final to successfully defend his championship from 1912.

Medalists

Heat 2

Heat 5

Semifinal 2

Final

In the first final Norman Ross finished fourth and William Herald finished 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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