The Fifty-Meter Freestyle

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

I'm looking on your site for the winner of the 50-meter freestyle swimming event at the 1984 Olympics, but can't find it. Do you have that information?

The Answer:

The 50m freestyle event was added to the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul Korea. It was the first time the event was held since 1904 when Hungary's Zoltan Halmay won a 50-yards freestyle event in St. Louis, Mo.

Here is a link to more information about the 1904 Olympic Summer Games.

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