men's 4 × 200 metre was a freestyle relay swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third appearance of the event.
A total of 29 swimmers, representing seven teams from seven nations, competed in the event, which was held from Wednesday, August 25 to Sunday, August 29, 1920. Keith Kirkland as silver medalist for Australia.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.
Note: The team competed as
Australasia at the 1912 Games.
In the final the United States set a new world record with 10:04.4 minutes.
Wednesday, August 25, 1920: The top two from each heat and the fastest of third place teams advanced.
Pua Kealoha, Perry McGillivray, Norman Ross, and Duke Kahanamoku ( USA) 10:20.4
Henry Hay, William Herald, Ivan Stedman, and Keith Kirkland ( AUS) 10:23.0
Robert Andersson, Frans Möller, Orvar Trolle, and Arne Borg ( SWE) 10:54.4
Albert Mayaud, Paul Vasseur, Georges Pouilley, and Henri Padou ( FRA) 11:53.0
Sunday, August 29, 1920: The split times for the winning team
McGillivray 2:27.2, Kealoha 2:33.2, Ross 2:30.0, and Kahanamoku 2:34.0 minutes.
Perry McGillivray, Pua Kealoha, Norman Ross, and Duke Kahanamoku ( USA) 10:04.4 WR
Henry Hay, William Herald, Ivan Stedman, and Frank Beaurepaire ( AUS) 10:25.4
Leslie Savage, Edward Peter, Henry Taylor, Harold Annison ( GBR) 10:37.2
Robert Andersson, Frans Möller, Orvar Trolle, and Arne Borg ( SWE) 10:50.2
Mario Massa, Agostino Frassinetti, Antonio Quarantotto, and Gilio Bisagno ( ITA)
1908: Great Britain ( Derbyshire, Radimilovic, Foster, Taylor)
1912: Australasia ( Healy, Champion, Boardman, Hardwick)
1920: USA ( McGillivray, Kealoha, Ross, Kahanamoku)
1924: USA ( Weissmuller, O'Connor, Glancy, Breyer)
1928: USA ( Weissmuller, Clapp, Laufer, Kojac)
1932: Japan ( Yusa, Miyazaki, Yokoyama, Toyoda)
1936: Japan ( Yusa, Sugiura, Arai, Taguchi)
1948: USA ( Ris, McLane, Wolf, Smith)
1952: USA ( Moore, Woolsey, Konno, McLane)
1956: Australia ( O'Halloran, Devitt, Rose, Henricks)
1960: USA ( Harrison, Blick, Troy, Farrell)
1964: USA ( Schollander, Clark, Saari, Ilman)
1968: USA ( Schollander, Spitz, Nelson, Rerych)
1972: USA ( Spitz, Kinsella, Tyler, Genter)
1976: USA ( Bruner, Furniss, Naber, Montgomery)
1980: Soviet Union ( Kopliakov, Salnikov, Stukolkin, Krylov)
1984: USA ( Heath, Larson, Float, Hayes)
1988: USA ( Dalbey, Cetlinski, Gjertsen, Biondi)
1992: Unified Team ( Lepikov, Pyshnenko, Tayanovich, Sadovyi)
1996: USA ( Davis, Hudepohl, Schumacher, Berube)
2000: Australia ( Thorpe, Klim, Pearson, Kirby)
2004: USA ( Phelps, Lochte, Vanderkaay, Keller)
2008: USA ( Phelps, Lochte, Berens, Vanderkaay)
2012: USA ( Lochte, Dwyer, Berens, Phelps)
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