Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

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Women's 4×100 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Stade Nautique d'Antwerp
Date August 29
Competitors 12 from 3 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1912 1924»
Swimming at the
1920 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
300 m   women
400 m men  
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men  
400 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event.

A total of twelve swimmers, representing three teams from three nations, competed in the event, which was held on Sunday, August 29, 1920. The United States women, who had already swept all six medals in the 100 metre and 300 metre event, won easily. Ethelda Bleibtrey won her third gold medal.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 5:52.8 United Kingdom Belle Moore
United Kingdom Jennie Fletcher
United Kingdom Annie Speirs
United Kingdom Irene Steer
Stockholm (SWE) July 15, 1912
Olympic Record 5:52.8 United Kingdom Belle Moore
United Kingdom Jennie Fletcher
United Kingdom Annie Speirs
United Kingdom Irene Steer
Stockholm (SWE) July 15, 1912

The United States set a new world record.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Place Swimmers Time
1  Margaret Woodbridge, Frances Schroth, Irene Guest, and Ethelda Bleibtrey (USA) 5:11.6 WR
2  Hilda James, Constance Jeans, Charlotte Radcliffe, and Grace McKenzie (GBR) 5:40.8
3  Aina Berg, Emily Machnow, Carin Nilsson, and Jane Gylling (SWE) 5:43.6

References[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report.  (French)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 2 May 2008.  (Polish)