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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.

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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