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Swimming at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's 4,000 metres Freestyle

Swimming at the 1900 Summer Games:

Events:

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Seine, Courbevoie Bridge – Asnières Bridge, Paris
Date Started: August 15, 1900
Date Finished: August 19, 1900
Format: Swum downstream from Pateaux to Asnières.

Gold: GBR John Jarvis
Silver: HUN Zoltán von Halmay
Bronze: FRA Louis Martin

Summary

In the 4,000 metre freestyle, [John Jarvis] was even more dominant, winning the race by over 10 minutes. The Field noted that he )won … in the easiest possible manner.) He became better the longer the race. [Zoltán von Halmay] won his third medal in the freestyle events. Jarvis swam in an overhand stroke, likely the Australian crawl, while Halmay used the Trudgeon stroke. The fourth-place finisher, [Tom Burgess], in 1911 became the second swimmer to successfully cross the English Channel (after Matthew Webb in 1875), after 11 unsuccessful attempts.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 John Jarvis 28 Great Britain GBR Gold OR
2 Zoltán von Halmay 18 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Louis Martin France FRA Bronze
4 Bill Burgess 27 Great Britain GBR
5 Eduard Meijer 22 Netherlands NED
6 Fabio Maioni Italy ITA
7 E. Martin France FRA
AC r2/2 Alois Anderle 30 Austria AUT DNF
AC r2/2 William Henry 40 Great Britain GBR DNF
3 h3 r1/2 Louis Laufray 18 France FRA
4 h2 r1/2 Texier France FRA
4 h3 r1/2 Mortier France FRA
5 h1 r1/2 Lagarde France FRA
5 h2 r1/2 Kobierski France FRA
6 h1 r1/2 de Romand France FRA
6 h2 r1/2 Lué France FRA
7 h1 r1/2 Fumouze France FRA
AC h1 r1/2 Hermand Belgium BEL DNF
AC h1 r1/2 Georges Leuillieux 20 France FRA DNF
AC h2 r1/2 Gallais France FRA DNF
AC h2 r1/2 L. Baudoin France FRA DNF
AC h2 r1/2 Landrich France FRA DNF
AC h3 r1/2 Gellé France FRA DNF
AC h3 r1/2 Heyberger France FRA DNF
AC h3 r1/2 Regnault France FRA DNF
AC h3 r1/2 Jules Clévenot 23 France FRA DNF
AC h3 r1/2 Loppé France FRA DNF
AC h3 r1/2 Vallée France FRA DNF
AC h3 r1/2 E. T. Jones Great Britain GBR DNF