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Swimming at the 1896 Athina Summer Games:

Men's 500 metres Freestyle

Swimming at the 1896 Summer Games:

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Bay of Zea, Peiraias
Date Started: April 11, 1896
Date Finished: April 11, 1896
Format: Final only.

Gold: AUT Paul Neumann
Silver: GRE Antonios Pepanos
Bronze: GRE Efstathios Khorafas

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Paul Neumann 20 Austria AUT Gold 8:12.6 OR
2 Antonios Pepanos Greece GRE Silver 9:57.6
3 Efstathios Khorafas Greece GRE Bronze