Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Life Saving Exhibition Lake, Forest Park, St. Louis
Date Started: September 7, 1904
Date Finished: September 7, 1904
Format: Final only.
Originally only three Germans were going to compete in the 440-yard breaststroke, as it was an event rarely contested in the United States at that time. [Jam Handy] entered at the last second because he saw a chance for himself to win a medal at the Olympics. He narrowly defeated [Georg Hoffmann] and won a bronze medal. Germany's [Georg Zacharias] easily defeated his countryman, [Walter Brack] by about five metres to win the gold medal.
Jam Handy's medal would later earn him some fame as, born in 1886, he lived until 1983, and was the last surviving medalist of the 1904 Olympic Games.