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Swimming at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Round One

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Wembley Arena, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 5, 1948
Date Finished: August 5, 1948
Format: Top two in each heat and the next six fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: USA Joe Verdeur
Silver: USA Keith Carter
Bronze: USA Bob Sohl

Round One Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Bob Sohl 20 United States USA 2:44.9 QU
2 Artem Nakache 32 France FRA 2:50.4 QU
3 Apolonio Castillo 27 Mexico MEX 2:50.7 QC
4 René Amabuyok Philippines PHI 2:52.6 QC
5 John Service 17 Great Britain GBR 3:00.4

Round One Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Joe Verdeur 22 United States USA 2:40.0 QU/OR
2 Bob Bonte 18 Netherlands NED 2:48.7 QU
3 Carlos Espejo Argentina ARG 2:55.0
4 Sigurður Jónsson 24 Iceland ISL 2:56.4
5 Hans Widmer Switzerland SUI 2:56.7
6 Goldup Davies 34 Great Britain GBR 2:56.6
7 Peter Salmon 18 Canada CAN 3:01.5

Round One Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Willy Otto Jordan 27 Brazil BRA 2:46.4 QU
2 Sándor Németh 22 Hungary HUN 2:48.2 QU
3 Roy Romain 29 Great Britain GBR 2:49.4 QC
4 Walter Kunz Switzerland SUI 2:57.6
5 César Benetti Argentina ARG 3:00.6
6 Atli Steinarsson 19 Iceland ISL 3:02.3
7 Des Cohen 20 South Africa RSA 3:03.3
8 Iftikhar Ahmed Shah Pakistan PAK 3:28.1

Round One Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Keith Carter 23 United States USA 2:46.3 QU
2 John Davies 19 Australia AUS 2:48.3 QU
3 Walter Pavlicek 22 Austria AUT 2:50.6 QC
4 Nicolas Wildhaber 18 Switzerland SUI 2:59.2

Round One Heat Five

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Ahmed Kandil Egypt EGY 2:45.5 QU
2 Tone Cerer 31 Yugoslavia YUG 2:46.3 QU
3 Maurice Lusien 21 France FRA 2:49.5 QC
4 Sigurður T. Jónsson 25 Iceland ISL 2:50.6 QC
5 Jiří Linhart Czechoslovakia TCH 2:53.8
6 Jacinto Cayco Philippines PHI 2:54.0
7 Kevin Hallett 18 Australia AUS 3:02.0
8 Prafulla Mullick India IND 3:14.9