1900 Paris Olympic Games

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The 1900 Summer Olympics (French: Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1900), today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France that began on 14 May and ended on 28 October. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. 997 competitors took part in 20 different sports.


Seven swimming events were contested. Only 76 men from 12 nations (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, and USA) competed in the swimming competition.

200m freestyle:
Gold: Frederick Lane (AUS)
Silver: Zoltán Halmay (HUN)
Bronze: Karl Ruberl (AUT)
1000m freestyle:
Gold: John Arthur Jarvis (GBR)
Silver: Otto Wahle (AUT)
Bronze: Zoltán Halmay (HUN)
4000m freestyle:
Gold: John Arthur Jarvis (GBR)
Silver: Zoltán Halmay (HUN)
Bronze: Louis Martin (FRA)
200m backstroke:
Gold: Ernst Hoppenberg (GER)
Silver: Karl Ruberl (AUT)
Bronze: Johannes Drost (NED)
200m team swimming:
Gold: Germany with Ernst Hoppenberg, Max Hainle, Julius Frey, Max Schöne, Herbert von Petersdorff
Silver: France with Maurice Hochepied, Victor Hochepied, J. Bertrand, Jules Louis Verbecke, Victor Cadet
Bronze: France with René Tartara, Louis Martin, Désiré Merchez, Georges Leuillieux, Houben
200m obstacle event
Gold: Frederick Lane (AUS)
Silver: Otto Wahle (AUT)
Bronze: Peter Kemp (GBR)
Underwater swimming:
Gold: Charles Devendeville (FRA)
Silver: André Six (FRA)
Bronze: Peder Lykkeberg (DEN)