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Swimming at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Freestyle Round One

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Swimming Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 10, 1936
Date Finished: August 10, 1936
Format: Top two in each heat and the next two fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: USA Jack Medica
Silver: JPN Shunpei Uto
Bronze: JPN Shozo Makino

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Hiroshi Negami 23 Japan JPN 4:52.6 QU
2 John Macionis 20 United States USA 4:57.1 QU
3 Heinz Arendt 19 Germany GER 4:57.2 QC
4 Árpád Lengyel 20 Hungary HUN 4:57.7
5 Edmund Pader Austria AUT 5:16.9
6 Robert Hooper 17 Canada CAN 5:17.2

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Bob Leivers 21 Great Britain GBR 4:57.2 QU
2 Otto Przywara 21 Germany GER 5:11.7 QU
3 Aage Hellstrøm 15 Denmark DEN 5:18.2
4 João Havelange 20 Brazil BRA 5:31.5

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Shozo Makino 21 Japan JPN 4:51.3 QU
2 Ralph Flanagan 17 United States USA 4:54.7 QU
3 Norman Wainwright 22 Great Britain GBR 5:03.6
4 Bob Hamerton 25 Canada CAN 5:13.3
5 Jørgen Jørgensen 22 Denmark DEN 5:17.8
6 István Angyal 21 Hungary HUN 5:20.9
7 Werner Lehmann 20 Switzerland SUI 5:36.8

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Ödön Gróf 21 Hungary HUN 4:59.4 QU
2 Hans Freese 18 Germany GER 5:03.1 QU
3 Heikki Hietanen 21 Finland FIN 5:08.9
4 William Pearson 19 Great Britain GBR 5:12.7
5 Aluizio Lage 17 Brazil BRA 5:18.3
6 Washington Guzmán 17 Chile CHI 5:19.1
7 Franz Seltenheim Austria AUT 5:38.3

Round One Heat Five

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Shunpei Uto 17 Japan JPN 4:45.5 QU/OR
2 Jean Taris 27 France FRA 4:53.9 QU
3 Bob Pirie 20 Canada CAN 4:56.0 QC
4 Poul Petersen 23 Denmark DEN 5:20.3
5 Edmund Cooper 24 Bermuda BER 5:53.8

Round One Heat Six

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Jack Medica 21 United States USA 4:55.9 QU
2 Walter Ledgard, Sr. 20 Peru PER 5:05.5 QU
3 Piet Stam 17 Netherlands NED 5:07.8
4 Manoel Villar 23 Brazil BRA 5:18.2
5 Hans Brenner 23 Switzerland SUI 5:33.8