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Swimming at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Antwerp Swimming Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 25, 1920
Date Finished: September 1, 1920

Gold: USA United States
Silver: AUS Australia
Bronze: GBR Great Britain


Led by Duke Kahanamoku and Norman Ross, the United States’ team was a prohibitive favorite. They did not disappoint, winning by over 15 seconds in the heats and over 20 seconds in the finals. Their time in the final broke the world record of 10:11.2 that had been set by an Australasian team that won the 1912 gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold WR
2 Australia AUS Silver
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Sweden SWE
5 Italy ITA
3 h2 r1/2 Belgium BEL
4 h1 r1/2 France FRA