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4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men

Date25 August – 1 September 1920
StatusOlympic
LocationZwemstadion van Antwerpen, Antwerpen
Participants29 from 7 countries
Olympic Record 10:11.2 WR / Australasia ANZ / 15 July 1912

Led by Duke Kahanamoku and Norman Ross, the United States’ team was a prohibitive favorite. They did not disappoint, winning by over 15 seconds in the heats and over 20 seconds in the finals. Their time in the final broke the world record of 10:11.2 that had been set by an Australasian team that won the 1912 gold medal.

PosSwimmerNOCSFFinal
1United StatesUSA10:20.4 (1 h1)10:04.4 (1)Gold
Perry McGillivrayPua Kele KealohaNorman RossDuke Kahanamoku
2AustraliaAUS10:36.4 (2 h1)10:25.4 (2)Silver
Harry HayBilly HeraldIvan StedmanFrank BeaurepaireKeith Kirkland
3Great BritainGBR10:51.0 (1 h2)10:37.2 (3)Bronze
Leslie SavagePercy PeterHenry TaylorHarold Annison
4SwedenSWE10:54.4 (3 h1)10:50.2 (4)
Robert AnderssonFrans MöllerOrvar TrolleArne Borg
5ItalyITA11:01.2 (2 h2)– (5)
Mario MassaAgostino FrassinettiAntonio QuarantottoGilio Bisagno
3 h2 r1/2BelgiumBEL11:12.2 (3 h2)
Jean-Pierre VermettenJoseph CludtsRené BauwensGérard Blitz
4 h1 r1/2FranceFRA11:53.0 (4 h1)
Albert MayaudPaul VasseurGeorges PouilleyHenri Padou, Sr.

Semi-Finals (25 August 1920 — 14:30)

Top two in each heat and the fastest third-place advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeExchange (Pos)
1United StatesUSA10:20.4Q
Pua Kele Kealoha– (–)
Perry McGillivray– (–)
Norman Ross– (–)
Duke Kahanamoku– (–)
2AustraliaAUS10:36.4Q
Harry Hay– (–)
Billy Herald– (–)
Ivan Stedman– (–)
Keith Kirkland– (–)
3SwedenSWE10:54.4q
Robert Andersson– (–)
Arne Borg– (–)
Orvar Trolle– (–)
Frans Möller– (–)
4FranceFRA11:53.0
Albert Mayaud– (–)
Paul Vasseur– (–)
Georges Pouilley– (–)
Henri Padou, Sr.– (–)

Heat Two

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeExchange (Pos)
1Great BritainGBR10:51.0Q
Harold Annison– (–)
Leslie Savage– (–)
Henry Taylor– (–)
Percy Peter– (–)
2ItalyITA11:01.2Q
Mario Massa– (–)
Agostino Frassinetti– (–)
Antonio Quarantotto– (–)
Gilio Bisagno– (–)
3BelgiumBEL11:12.2
Jean-Pierre Vermetten– (–)
Joseph Cludts– (–)
René Bauwens– (–)
Gérard Blitz– (–)

Final (29 August 1920 — 17:15)

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeExchange (Pos)
1United StatesUSA10:04.4WR
Perry McGillivray– (–)
Pua Kele Kealoha– (–)
Norman Ross– (–)
Duke Kahanamoku– (–)
2AustraliaAUS10:25.4
Harry Hay– (–)
Billy Herald– (–)
Ivan Stedman– (–)
Frank Beaurepaire– (–)
3Great BritainGBR10:37.2
Leslie Savage– (–)
Percy Peter– (–)
Henry Taylor– (–)
Harold Annison– (–)
4SwedenSWE10:50.2
Robert Andersson– (–)
Frans Möller– (–)
Orvar Trolle– (–)
Arne Borg– (–)
5ItalyITA
Mario Massa– (–)
Agostino Frassinetti– (–)
Antonio Quarantotto– (–)
Gilio Bisagno– (–)