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Swimming at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Underwater Swimming

Swimming at the 1900 Summer Games:

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Seine, Courbevoie Bridge – Asnières Bridge, Paris
Date Started: August 12, 1900
Date Finished: August 12, 1900
Format: Two points were awarded for each metre swum and one point was awarded for each second swum underwater. Final only.

Gold: FRA Charles Devendeville
Silver: FRA André Six
Bronze: DEN Peder Lykkeberg

Summary

This highly unusual event was contested in the Olympic Games for the only time in 1900. The two Frenchman, Charles de Vaudeville and André Six, won first and second place. However, Journal des Sports noted that the third-place finisher, Peder Lykkeberg, was the best of the lot. However, the article noted that Lykkeberg swam in a circle, swimming much more than 60 metres, but the distance was measured only in a straight line from the starting point.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS D T
1 Charles Devendeville 18 France FRA Gold 188.4 60.00 1:08.4
2 André Six France FRA Silver 185.4 60.00 1:05.4
3 Peder Lykkeberg 22 Denmark DEN Bronze 147.0 28.50 1:30.0
4 de Romand France FRA 145.2 47.50 50.2
5 Tisserand France FRA 109.5 30.75 48.0
6 Hans Aniol Germany GER 103.9 36.95 30.0
7 Menault France FRA 103.4 32.50 38.4
8 Louis Marc 19 France FRA 100.0 34.00 32.0
9 Paul Peyrusson France FRA 91.6 31.00 29.6
10 Kaisermann France FRA 88.8 16.10 56.8
11 Leclerq France FRA 88.0 30.00 28.0
12 Chevrand France FRA 72.0 20.00 32.0
13 Alois Anderle 30 Austria AUT 69.4 23.50 22.4
14 Eucher France FRA 66.0 21.50 23.0