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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Swimming at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 12, 2016
Date Finished: August 13, 2016

Gold: ITA Gregorio Paltrinieri
Silver: USA Connor Jaeger
Bronze: ITA Gabriele Detti

Summary

Italy’s [Gregorio Paltrinieri] had won the 2015 World Championship, but that was in the absence of China’s [Sun Yang], who had won the 400 and 1,500 at the London Olympics. Other medal contenders included American [Connor Jaeger], Australian [Mack Horton], Canadian [Ryan Cochrane], and Italy’s [Gabriele Detti].

Sun surprised in the heats by failing to qualify for the final, but all the other medal favorites made it. The lead on the first few laps was taken by Cochrane, but Paltrinieri went ahead at 200 metres and was never caught. He was ahead of world record splits for the first half of the race but could not maintain that pace. Jaeger moved into second at 700 metres, passing Horton, and Jaeger would go on to win the silver medal. Detti was still sixth at 900 metres and did not move up to the bronze medal position until 1,300 metres, but gave Italy two swimmers on the podium. Paltrinieri finished in 14:34.57, almost five seconds ahead of Jaeger, who still set an American record of 14:39.48.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Gregorio Paltrinieri 21 Italy ITA Gold
2 Connor Jaeger 25 United States USA Silver
3 Gabriele Detti 21 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Jordan Wilimovsky 22 United States USA
5 Mack Horton 20 Australia AUS
6 Ryan Cochrane 27 Canada CAN
7 Damien Joly 24 France FRA
8 Henrik Christiansen 19 Norway NOR
9 Jack McLoughlin 21 Australia AUS
10 Stephen Milne 22 Great Britain GBR
11 Ahmed Akram 19 Egypt EGY
12 Jan Micka 21 Czech Republic CZE
13 Ilya Druzhinin 18 Russia RUS
14 Yaroslav Potapov 17 Russia RUS
15 Mykhailo Romanchuk 19 Ukraine UKR
16 Sun Yang 24 China CHN
17 Serhiy Frolov 24 Ukraine UKR
18 Anton Ipsen 21 Denmark DEN
19 Gergely Gyurta 24 Hungary HUN
20 Qiu Ziao 17 China CHN
21 Oussama Mellouli 32 Tunisia TUN
22 Marcelo Alberto Acosta 20 El Salvador ESA
23 Esteban Enderica 25 Ecuador ECU
24 Marc Sánchez 23 Spain ESP
25 Ricardo Vargas 18 Mexico MEX
26 Antonio Arroyo 22 Spain ESP
27 Tim Shuttleworth 19 Great Britain GBR
28 Wojciech Wojdak 21 Poland POL
29 Brandonn Almeida 19 Brazil BRA
30 Pál Joensen 25 Denmark DEN
31 Miguel Valente 23 Brazil BRA
32 Florian Wellbrock 18 Germany GER
33 Mateusz Sawrymowicz 29 Poland POL
34 Richard Nagy 23 Slovakia SVK
35 Kristóf Rasovszky 19 Hungary HUN
36 Martin Bau 21 Slovenia SLO
37 Mihajlo Čeprkalo 17 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
38 Matt Hutchins 21 New Zealand NZL
39 Welson Sim 19 Malaysia MAS
40 Nicolas d'Oriano 19 France FRA
41 Matthew Meyer 18 South Africa RSA
42 Felix Auböck 19 Austria AUT
43 Martín Naidich 25 Argentina ARG
44 Wesley Roberts 19 Cook Islands COK
45 Felipe Tapía 21 Chile CHI