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Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's 880 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 7, 1904
Date Finished: September 7, 1904
Format: Final only.

Gold: GER Emil Rausch
Silver: AUS Frank Gailey
Bronze: HUN Géza Kiss


[Emil Rausch] added the 880-yard championship to the mile freestyle that he had won the day before, winning by 12 seconds over [Frank Gailey], who earned his third silver medal of the Olympics. With Hungary's [Géza Kiss] finishing in third, this was one of the very few events at the 1904 Olympics in which the three medalists came from three different countries.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Emil Rausch 21 Germany GER Gold 13:11.4
2 Frank Gailey 22 Australia AUS Silver 13:23.4
3 Géza Kiss 21 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 Edgar Adams 36 United States USA
5 Otto Wahle 24 Austria AUT
6 Jam Handy 18 United States USA