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Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Tourelles Swimming Pool, Saint-Mandé
Date Started: July 18, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924

Gold: USA United States
Silver: AUS Australia
Bronze: SWE Sweden

Summary

The American quartet proved to be dominant in this event and broke both the world record and the ten minute barrier in their semi final swim. With the inclusion of Johnny Weissmuller in their line up for the final they took a further six seconds off the world best and finished well clear of Australia and Sweden. Wally O’Connor of the winning American team would take his only Olympic Gold in this event but would go on to play water polo for his country at three more Games.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold WR
2 Australia AUS Silver
3 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Japan JPN
5 Great Britain GBR
3 h1 r2/3 France FRA
4 h1 r2/3 Netherlands NED
4 h2 r2/3 Italy ITA
3 h1 r1/3 Yugoslavia YUG
3 h3 r1/3 Czechoslovakia TCH
3 h4 r1/3 Belgium BEL
4 h1 r1/3 Spain ESP
4 h3 r1/3 Argentina ARG