Swimming In The Seine, Later For LA

Swimming In The Seine, Later For LA

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

France accepted the International Olympic Committee offer to host the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, whie the City of Los Angeles will have the honor of hosting the 2028 Olympic Games.

50 marathon swimmers (25 women + 25 men) will compete Olympic 10 km marathon swim along the Seine in Paris in 2024 and in a man-made canal in Long Beach in 2028 [shown above].

The Seine is a river that flows through Paris and ultimately into the English Channel. La Seine was last site of the Olympic open water swimming competitions at the 1900 Paris Olympic Games when 7 swimming events saw 76 men from 12 countries (Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, USA) competing in races that were run together with the current:

1900 Paris Olympics 200m Freestyle Results:
Gold: Frederick Lane (AUS) 2:25.2
Silver: Zoltán Halmay (HUN) 2:31.4
Bronze: Karl Ruberl (AUT) 2:32.0

1900 Paris Olympics 1000m Freestyle Results:
Gold: John Arthur Jarvis (GBR) 13:40.2
Silver: Otto Wahle (AUT) 14:53.6
Bronze: Zoltán Halmay (HUN) 15:16.4

1900 Paris Olympics 4000m Freestyle Results:
Gold: John Arthur Jarvis (GBR) 58:24.0
Silver: Zoltán Halmay (HUN) 1:08:55.4
Bronze: Louis Martin (FRA) 1:13:08.4

1900 Paris Olympics 200m Backstroke Results:
Gold: Ernst Hoppenberg (GER) 2:47.0
Silver: Karl Ruberl (AUT) 2:56.0
Bronze: Johannes Drost (NED) 3:01.0

1900 Paris Olympics 200m Team Relay Results:
Gold: Germany with Ernst Hoppenberg, Max Hainle, Julius Frey, Max Schöne, Herbert von Petersdorff 2:35.4
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 [swimming underneath and climbing over rows of boats] Results:
Gold: Frederick Lane (AUS) 2:38.4
Silver: Otto Wahle (AUT) 2:40.0
Bronze: Peter Kemp (GBR) 2:47.4

Underwater Swimming Results:
Gold: Charles de Vendeville (FRA) 188.4 points (60 + 1:08.4)
Silver: André Six (FRA) 185.4 points (60 + 1:05.4)
Bronze: Peder Lykkeberg* (DEN) 147.0 points (28.50 + 1:30.0)

* Journal des Sports reported that the Peder Lykkeberg swam in a circle, swimming much more than 60 meters, but the distance was measured only in a straight line from the starting point.

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