Swimming — 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men

Times held 25
Total participants 626
Total countries 87

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1908 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 19 8
1912 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 19 11
1920 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 24 13
1924 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 22 12
1928 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 19 13
1932 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 15 8
1936 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 21 10
1948 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 39 21
1952 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 37 22
1956 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 20 11
1960 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 30 19
1964 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 31 21
1968 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 21 16
1972 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 43 28
1976 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 31 20
1980 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 17 11
1984 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 27 19
1988 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 35 22
1992 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 30 24
1996 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 34 26
2000 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 41 32
2004 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 34 28
2008 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 35 27
2012 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 31 25
2016 1,500 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 45 32

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1908 Henry TaylorGBR Sydney BattersbyGBR Frank BeaurepaireANZ
1912 George HodgsonCAN Jack HatfieldGBR Harold HardwickANZ
1920 Norman RossUSA George VernotCAN Frank BeaurepaireAUS
1924 Boy CharltonAUS Arne BorgSWE Frank BeaurepaireAUS
1928 Arne BorgSWE Boy CharltonAUS Buster CrabbeUSA
1932 Kuzuo KitamuraJPN Shozo MakinoJPN Jim CristyUSA
1936 Noboru TeradaJPN Jack MedicaUSA Shunpei UtoJPN
1948 Jimmy McLaneUSA John MarshallAUS György MitróHUN
1952 Ford KonnoUSA Shiro HashizumeJPN Tetsuo OkamotoBRA
1956 Murray RoseAUS Tsuyoshi YamanakaJPN George BreenUSA
1960 John KonradsAUS Murray RoseAUS George BreenUSA
1964 Bob WindleAUS John NelsonUSA Allan WoodAUS
1968 Mike BurtonUSA John KinsellaUSA Greg BroughAUS
1972 Mike BurtonUSA Graham WindeattAUS Doug NorthwayUSA
1976 Brian GoodellUSA Bobby HackettUSA Steve HollandAUS
1980 Vladimir SalnikovURS Aleksandr ChayevURS Max MetzkerAUS
1984 Mike O'BrienUSA George DiCarloUSA Stefan PfeifferFRG
1988 Vladimir SalnikovURS Stefan PfeifferFRG Uwe DaßlerGDR
1992 Kieren PerkinsAUS Glen HousmanAUS Jörg HoffmannGER
1996 Kieren PerkinsAUS Daniel KowalskiAUS Graeme SmithGBR
2000 Grant HackettAUS Kieren PerkinsAUS Chris ThompsonUSA
2004 Grant HackettAUS Larsen JensenUSA Dave DaviesGBR
2008 Oussama MellouliTUN Grant HackettAUS Ryan CochraneCAN
2012 Sun YangCHN Ryan CochraneCAN Oussama MellouliTUN
2016 Gregorio PaltrinieriITA Connor JaegerUSA Gabriele DettiITA

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Australia AUS 8 8 6 22
United States USA 7 7 6 20
Japan JPN 2 3 1 6
Soviet Union URS 2 1 0 3
Great Britain GBR 1 2 2 5
Canada CAN 1 2 1 4
Sweden SWE 1 1 0 2
Italy ITA 1 0 1 2
Tunisia TUN 1 0 1 2
People's Republic of China CHN 1 0 0 1
West Germany FRG 0 1 1 2
Australasia ANZ 0 0 2 2
Brazil BRA 0 0 1 1
East Germany GDR 0 0 1 1
Germany GER 0 0 1 1
Hungary HUN 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Kieren Perkins AUS 2 1 0 3
Grant Hackett AUS 2 1 0 3
Vladimir Salnikov URS 2 0 0 2
Mike Burton USA 2 0 0 2
Boy Charlton AUS 1 1 0 2
Murray Rose AUS 1 1 0 2
Arne Borg SWE 1 1 0 2

Olympic record progression

Record type
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men