Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle
|Swimming at the
1928 Summer Olympics
The women's 400 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event, which was established in 1924 after 1920 a 300 metre event was held. The competition was held from Saturday August 4, 1928 to Monday August 6, 1928.
Twenty swimmers from nine nations competed.
| Martha Norelius
United States (USA)
| Marie Braun
| Josephine McKim
United States (USA)
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||5:49.6||Martha Norelius||New York City (USA)||June 30, 1928|
|Olympic Record||6:02.2||Martha Norelius||Paris (FRA)||July 15, 1924|
In the first heat Martha Norelius set a new world record with 5:45.4 minutes. In the final she bettered her own record to 5:42.8 minutes.
Saturday August 4, 1928: The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.
|1||Martha Norelius (USA)||5:45.4||QQ WR|
|2||Cissie Stewart (GBR)||6:12.3|
|3||Truus Baumeister (NED)||6:26.4|
|4||Marguerite Ledoux (FRA)|
|5||Mary Bedford (RSA)|
|6||Dora Schönemann (GER)||6:37.0|
|1||Ethel McGary (USA)||6:04.6|
|2||Iris Tanner (GBR)||6:11.0|
|3||Edna Davey (AUS)||6:12.0|
|4||Charlotte Lehmann (GER)||6:28.0|
|5||Rhoda Rennie (RSA)|
|6||Georgina Roty (FRA)|
|1||Josephine McKim (USA)||6:10.0|
|2||Kathleen Miller (NZL)||6:16.8|
|3||Fritzi Löwy (AUT)||6:20.0|
|4||Disa Lindberg (FIN)|
|1||Marie Braun (NED)||5:53.8|
|2||Freddie van der Goes (RSA)||6:03.6|
|3||Edith Mayne (GBR)||6:10.4|
|4||Reni Erkens (GER)|
Sunday August 5, 1928: The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.
|1||Martha Norelius (USA)||5:58.0||QF|
|2||Freddie van der Goes (RSA)||6:01.6||QF|
|3||Cissie Stewart (GBR)||6:06.4||QF|
|4||Ethel McGary (USA)|
|5||Kathleen Miller (NZL)|
|1||Marie Braun (NED)||5:54.6||QF|
|2||Josephine McKim (USA)||5:55.0||QF|
|3||Iris Tanner (GBR)||6:09.0||QF|
|4||Edith Mayne (GBR)|
Monday August 6, 1928:
|1||Martha Norelius (USA)||5:42.8 WR|
|2||Marie Braun (NED)||5:57.8|
|3||Josephine McKim (USA)||6:00.2|
|4||Cissie Stewart (GBR)||6:07.0|
|5||Freddie van der Goes (RSA)||6:07.2|
|6||Iris Tanner (GBR)||6:11.6|
- Olympic Report
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 8 October 2008.