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Ralph Hutton swims to silver

Ralph Hutton swims to silver

October 23, 1968.

Swimmer Ralph Hutton wins silver in the 400m freestyle at the Games of the XIX Olympiad in Mexico City. It was Canada’s first Olympic medal in this event since Antwerp 1920 and Canada has not won an Olympic medal in the event since.

Photo: Sergio Rodriguez

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