100-Meter Freestyle

1896 Alfred Hajos, Hungary 1:22.20  
1904 Zoltan de Halmay, Hungary 1:02.80 1
1906 Charles Daniels, United States 1:13.00  
1908 Charles Daniels, United States 1:05.60  
1912 Duke P. Kahanamoku, United States 1:03.40  
1920 Duke P. Kahanamoku, United States 1:01.40  
1924 John Weissmuller, United States 0:59.00  
1928 John Weissmuller, United States 0:58.60  
1932 Yasuji Miyazaki, Japan 0:58.20  
1936 Ferenc Csik, Hungary 0:57.60  
1948 Walter Ris, United States 0:57.30  
1952 Clarke Scholes, United States 0:57.40  
1956 Jon Henricks, Australia 0:55.40  
1960 John Devitt, Australia 0:55.20  
1964 Don Schollander, United States 0:53.40  
1968 Michael Wenden, Australia 0:52.20  
1972 Mark Spitz, United States 0:51.22  
1976 Jim Montgomery, United States 0:49.99  
1980 Jorg Woithe, East Germany 0:50.40  
1984 Rowdy Gaines, United States 0:49.80  
1988 Matt Biondi, United States 0:48.63  
1992 Alexander Popov, Unified Team2 0:49.02  
1996 Alexander Popov, Russia 0:48.74  
2000 Pieter van den Hoogenband, Netherlands 0:48.30  
2004 Pieter van den Hoogenband, Netherlands 0:48.17  
2008 Alain Bernard, France 0:47.21  
1. 100 yards.
2. Former Soviet Union team.

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