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Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's 100 yard Freestyle

Swimming at the 1904 Summer Games:


Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Life Saving Exhibition Lake, Forest Park, St. Louis
Date Started: September 5, 1904
Date Finished: September 5, 1904

Gold: HUN Zoltán von Halmay
Silver: USA Charlie Daniels
Bronze: USA Scott Leary


There were two heats in the 100-yard freestyle, which were won by [Zoltán von Halmay] and [Charlie Daniels]. Six competitors reported for the finals, von Halmay and five Americans, led by Daniels and [Scott Leary]. Although Leary had recently become the first man to swim a 100 yards under one minute, he was no match for von Halmay or Daniels and finished third. Von Halmay easily defeated Daniels to win the race with ease.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Zoltán von Halmay 23 Hungary HUN Gold OR
2 Charlie Daniels 19 United States USA Silver
3 Scott Leary 22 United States USA Bronze
4 David Gaul 17 United States USA
5 David Hammond 23 United States USA
6 Budd Goodwin 20 United States USA