Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Seine, Courbevoie Bridge â AsniÃ¨res Bridge, Paris
Date Started: August 15, 1900
Date Finished: August 19, 1900
Format: Swum downstream from Pateaux to AsniÃ¨res.
|Silver:||ZoltÃ¡n von Halmay|
In the 4,000 metre freestyle, [John Jarvis] was even more dominant, winning the race by over 10 minutes. The Field noted that he "won â¦ in the easiest possible manner." He became better the longer the race. [ZoltÃ¡n von Halmay] won his third medal in the freestyle events. Jarvis swam in an overhand stroke, likely the Australian crawl, while Halmay used the Trudgeon stroke. The fourth-place finisher, [Tom Burgess], in 1911 became the second swimmer to successfully cross the English Channel (after Matthew Webb in 1875), after 11 unsuccessful attempts.