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400-meter Freestyle

Year   Time  
1896 Paul Neumann, AUT (550m) 8:12.6   
1904 Charles Daniels, USA (440 yds) 6:16.2   
1906 Otto Scheff, AUT 6:23.8   
1908 Henry Taylor, GBR 5:36.8   
1912 George Hodgson, CAN 5:24.4   
1920 Norman Ross, USA 5:26.8   
1924 Johnny Weissmuller, USA 5:04.2  OR
1928 Alberto Zorilla, ARG 5:01.6  OR
1932 Buster Crabbe, USA 4:48.4  OR
1936 Jack Medica, USA 4:44.5  OR
1948 Bill Smith, USA 4:41.0  OR
1952 Jean Boiteux, FRA 4:30.7  OR
1956 Murray Rose, AUS 4:27.3  OR
1960 Murray Rose, AUS 4:18.3  OR
1964 Don Schollander, USA 4:12.2  WR
1968 Mike Burton, USA 4:09.0  OR
1972 Bradford Cooper, AUS* 4:00.27 OR
1976 Brian Goodell, USA 3:51.93 WR
1980 Vladimir Salnikov, USSR 3:51.31 OR
1984 George DiCarlo, USA 3:51.23 OR
1988 Uwe Dassler, E. Ger 3:46.95 WR
1992 Yevgeny Sadovyi, UT 3:45.00 WR
1996 Danyon Loader, NZE 3:47.97  
2000 Ian Thorpe, AUS 3:40.59 WR
2004 Ian Thorpe, AUS 3:43.10  
2008 Taehwan Park, KR 3:41.86  
*Cooper finished second to Rick DeMont of the U.S., who was disqualified when he flunked the post-race drug test (his asthma medication was on the IOC's banned list).

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