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Swimming at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Breaststroke

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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Swimming Stadium, Djurgården Bay, Stockholm
Date Started: July 8, 1912
Date Finished: July 12, 1912

Gold: GER Walter Bathe
Silver: SWE Thor Henning
Bronze: GBR Percy Courtman


This event appeared on the Olympic Program for one of only three times - 1904 (at 440 yards), 1912, and 1920. [Walter Bathe] (GER) won his second breaststroke gold medal, adding this to the title he had won at 200 metres two days earlier. Bathe took an early lead, being ahead by four metres at the first turn (100 metres), and led by 10 metres at the 250 metre mark. He won easily.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Walter Bathe 19 Germany GER Gold OR
2 Thor Henning 17 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Percy Courtman 23 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Paul Malisch 30 Germany GER
AC r3/3 Willy Lützow 19 Germany GER DNF
3 h2 r2/3 Arvo Aaltonen 22 Finland FIN
4 h1 r2/3 Félicien Courbet 24 Belgium BEL
4 h2 r2/3 Lennart Lindroos 25 Finland FIN
AC h1 r2/3 Zeno von Singalewicz 36 Austria AUT DNF
AC h2 r2/3 George Innocent 26 Great Britain GBR DNF
2 h5 r1/3 Georgy Baimakov 17 Russia RUS
3 h2 r1/3 Nils Andersson 22 Sweden SWE
3 h4 r1/3 Vilhelm Lindgrén 16 Finland FIN
4 h3 r1/3 Frank Schryver 20 Australasia ANZ
AC h1 r1/3 Josef Wastl 19 Austria AUT DNF
AC h1 r1/3 Oszkár Demján 20 Hungary HUN DQ
AC h2 r1/3 Mike McDermott 19 United States USA DQ