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Swimming at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 9, 1932
Date Finished: August 9, 1932
Format: Final only.

Gold: JPN Japan
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: HUN Hungary


An illustration of how standards in this event have improved since the previous Olympics came when the Canadian swam to within a tenth of a second of the Olympic record but found themselves outside the medals and over a length of the pool behind the winners. The Japanese foursome with 100m champion [Yasuji Miyazaki] in the roster swam a time over half a minute inside the old world mark, an average of over eight seconds per man. The USA were a clear second with the other teams trailing badly. During the Games the Japanese became the first country to experiment with the use of bottled Oxygen before competition. [Roberto Peper] of the sixth placed Argentine team was to serve as a member of the IOC for over twenty years until his death in 1999.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal T
1 Japan JPN Gold 8:58.4 WR
2 United States USA Silver 9:10.5
3 Hungary HUN Bronze 9:31.4
4 Canada CAN 9:36.3
5 Great Britain GBR 9:45.8
6 Argentina ARG 10:13.1
7 Brazil BRA 10:36.5