Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event, which was established in 1912. The competition was held on Friday August 10, 1928 and on Saturday August 11, 1928.

Twenty-four swimmers from eleven nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Albina Osipowich
United States (USA)
 Eleanor Garatti
United States (USA)
 Joyce Cooper
Great Britain (GBR)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:10.0 United States Ethel Lackie Toledo (USA) January 28, 1926
Olympic Record 1:12.2 United States Mariechen Wehselau Paris (FRA) July 19, 1924

In the first semi-final Albina Osipowich equalized the standing Olympic record with 1:12.2 minutes. In the second semi-final Eleanor Garatti improved the record with a time of 1:11.4 minutes. But in the final Albina Osipowich again bettered the Olympic record to 1:11.0 minutes.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Jean McDowell (GBR) 1:14.0 QQ
2  Susan Laird (USA) 1:14.2 QQ
3  Maria Vierdag (NED) 1:14.4 qq
4  Reni Erkens (GER) 1:15.0
5  Rhoda Rennie (RSA)
6  Claire Horrent (FRA)

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Agnete Olsen (DEN) 1:15.8 QQ
2  Ena Stockley (NZL) 1:16.4 QQ
3  Sandra Engelenberg (RSA) 1:22.6
4  Edna Davey (AUS)
5  Marguerite Ledoux (FRA)

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Eleanor Garatti (USA) 1:14.8 QQ
2  Iris Tanner (GBR) 1:26.4 QQ

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Albina Osipowich (USA) 1:12.4 QQ
2  Kathleen Miller (NZL) 1:17.2 QQ
3  Margit Sipos (HUN) 1:18.8

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Kathleen Russell (RSA) 1:15.4 QQ
2  Sarolta Stieber (HUN) 1:22.2 QQ
3  Marguerite Dockrell (IRL) 1:31.6

Heat 6

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Charlotte Lehmann (GER) 1:15.6 QQ
2  Joyce Cooper (GBR) 1:16.8 QQ
3  Bonnie Mealing (AUS) 1:20.6
4  Gerda Bredgaard (DEN)
5  Anne Dupire (FRA)

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three in each semi-final advanced.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Albina Osipowich (USA) 1:12.2 QF =OR
2  Susan Laird (USA) 1:13.8 QF
3  Joyce Cooper (GBR) 1:14.0 QF
4  Iris Tanner (GBR) 1:04.8
5  Ena Stockley (NZL)
6  Agnete Olsen (DEN)
 Sarolta Stieber (HUN) DNF

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Eleanor Garatti (USA) 1:11.4 QF OR
2  Jean McDowell (GBR) 1:15.6 QF
3  Charlotte Lehmann (GER) 1:15.8 QF
4  Kathleen Russell (RSA)
5  Maria Vierdag (NED)
6  Kathleen Miller (NZL)

Final[edit]

Saturday August 11, 1928:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Albina Osipowich (USA) 1:11.0 OR
2  Eleanor Garatti (USA) 1:11.4
3  Joyce Cooper (GBR) 1:13.6
4  Jean McDowell (GBR) 1:13.8
5  Susan Laird (USA) 1:14.6
6  Charlotte Lehmann (GER) 1:15.2

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