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Not held in other editions
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500 metres Freestyle, Men

Date11 April 1896
StatusOlympic
LocationOrmos tes Zeas, Peiraias
Participants3 from 2 countries
FormatFinal only.

The race started in the Saronic Gulf, with a boat transporting the swimmers to the start, after which they swam into shore. The swimmers were transported out to the starting line by a steamer, shortly after the finish of the 100 metres. Only Efstathios Khorafas of the 100 metre swimmers competed, because of the proximity of the races and the chill they received from the water. Paul Neumann won by a huge margin.

PosSwimmerNOCTime
1Paul NeumannAUT8:12.6GoldOR
2Antonios PepanosGRE9:57.6Silver
3Efstathios KhorafasGREBronze
DNSOtto HerschmannAUT
DNSHolger NielsenDEN
DNSCharles WincklerDEN
DNSAdolphe GriselFRA
DNSFrantz ReichelFRA
DNSH. F. SuterGBR
DNSD. FrangopoulosGRE
DNSDimitrios KhristopoulosGRE
DNSN. KatravasGRE
DNSA. GrigoriadisGRE
DNSAg. DiamantopoulosGRE
DNSI. DontisGRE
DNSGeorgios GaitanosGRE
DNSI. GeorgiadisGRE
DNSV. KhatzisGRE
DNSTheod. KontosGRE
DNSNik. KourakosGRE
DNSK. KourkoulasGRE
DNSSav. LaskaridisGRE
DNSMerk. LeriasGRE
DNSV. MangourakisGRE
DNSI. MarkouGRE
DNSG. MarnezosGRE
DNSG. MazoukasGRE
DNSP. MikhalopoulosGRE
DNSPanagiotis NastosGRE
DNSFill. PothitosGRE
DNSK. SalourosGRE
DNSD. SantanisGRE
DNSN. StournarasGRE
DNSSol. XenopoulosGRE
DNSA. ZanosGRE
DNSAlfréd HajósHUN
DNSFerenc ReischlHUN