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Swimming at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Freestyle Semi-Finals

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Swimming Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 29, 1952
Date Finished: July 29, 1952
Format: Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Gold: FRA Jean Boiteux
Silver: USA Ford Konno
Bronze: SWE Per-Olof Östrand

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Jean Boiteux 19 France FRA 4:33.1 QU/OR
2 Per-Olof Östrand 22 Sweden SWE 4:33.6 QU
3 Jack Wardrop 20 Great Britain GBR 4:41.1 QU
4 Jimmy McLane 21 United States USA 4:42.2 QU
5 Graham Johnston 22 South Africa RSA 4:45.5
6 Gotfryd Gremlowski 20 Poland POL 4:47.4
7 Yoshio Tanaka 22 Japan JPN 4:48.0
8 Joris Tjebbes 22 Netherlands NED 5:01.9

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Wayne Moore 20 United States USA 4:42.0 QU
2 Yasuo Tanaka 20 Japan JPN 4:44.9
3 Gerry McNamee 18 Canada CAN 4:46.7
4 John Marshall 22 Australia AUS 4:50.3
5 Dennis Ford 21 South Africa RSA 4:53.6
6 Jo Bernardo 23 France FRA 4:56.0

Semi-Finals Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T
1 Ford Konno 19 United States USA 4:38.6 QU
2 Peter Duncan 17 South Africa RSA 4:41.7 QU
3 Hironoshin Furuhashi 23 Japan JPN 4:44.2 QU
4 Tetsuo Okamoto 20 Brazil BRA 4:46.2
5 Allen Gilchrist 20 Canada CAN 4:52.4
6 Gusztáv Kettesi 23 Hungary HUN 4:54.2
7 Enrique Granados 17 Spain ESP 4:56.2