Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1936 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 1936 Summer Olympics programme. It was the sixth appearance of the event, which was established in 1912. The competition was held from Saturday August 8, 1936 to Monday August 10, 1936.

Thirty-three swimmers from 14 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Rie Mastenbroek
Netherlands (NED)
 Jeannette Campbell
Argentina (ARG)
 Gisela Arendt
Germany (GER)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1936 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:04.6 Netherlands Willy den Ouden Amsterdam (NED) February 27, 1936
Olympic Record 1:06.8 United States Helene Madison Los Angeles (USA) August 8, 1932

Rie Mastenbroek set a new Olympic record in the first heat with 1:06.4 minutes and equalized her time in the first semi-final. In the final she bettered the Olympic record with 1:05.9 minutes.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Saturday August 8, 1936: The fastest three in each heat and the fastest fourth-placed from across the heats advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:06.4 QQ OR
2  Gisela Arendt (GER) 1:07.3 QQ
3  Katherine Rawls (USA) 1:08.5 QQ
4  Phyllis Dewar (CAN) 1:09.2 qq
5  Eva Arndt (DEN) 1:10.1
6  Margery Hinton (GBR) 1:13.0
7  Rei Takemura (JPN) 1:14.6
8  Scylla Venâncio (BRA) 1:15.1

Heat 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Willy den Ouden (NED) 1:08.1 QQ
2  Evelyn de Lacy (AUS) 1:08.5 QQ
3  Olive McKean (USA) 1:09.3 QQ
4  Ilona Ács (HUN) 1:12.7
5  Irene Pirie-Milton (CAN) 1:12.8
6  Tsuneko Furuta (JPN) 1:14.6

Heat 3

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Jeannette Campbell (ARG) 1:06.8 QQ
2  Tini Wagner (NED) 1:08.9 QQ
3  Piedade Coutinho (BRA) 1:09.4 QQ
4  Elvi Svendsen (DEN) 1:10.3
5  Inge Schmitz (GER) 1:10.9
6  Vera Harsányi (HUN) 1:11.5
7  Zilpha Grant (GBR) 1:12.1

Heat 4

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Ragnhild Hveger (DEN) 1:09.6 QQ
2  Kazue Kojima (JPN) 1:11.0 QQ
3  Olive Wadham (GBR) 1:11.5 QQ
4  Irma Schrameková (TCH) 1:11.8
5  Kitty Mackay (AUS) 1:13.8
6  Helena Salles (BRA) 1:16.2
7  Yeung Sauking (ROC) 1:22.2

Heat 5

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Bernice Lapp (USA) 1:09.0 QQ
2  Magda Lenkei (HUN) 1:09.9 QQ
3  Margaret Stone (CAN) 1:10.0 QQ
4  Leni Lohmar (GER) 1:10.3
5  Renée Blondeau (FRA) 1:10.9

Semifinals[edit]

Sunday August 9, 1936: The fastest three in each semi-final and the fastest fourth-placed from across the heats advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:06.4 QQ =OR
2  Gisela Arendt (GER) 1:07.2 QQ
3  Katherine Rawls (USA) 1:08.5 QQ
4  Tini Wagner (NED) 1:08.6 qq
5  Piedade Coutinho (BRA) 1:09.6
6  Phyllis Dewar (CAN) 1:09.6
7  Kazue Kojima (JPN) 1:11.1
8  Magda Lenkei (HUN) 1:12.1

Semifinal 2

Place Swimmer Time Qual.
1  Jeannette Campbell (ARG) 1:06.6 QQ
2  Willy den Ouden (NED) 1:06.7 QQ
3  Olive McKean (USA) 1:08.9 QQ
4  Bernice Lapp (USA) 1:09.6
5  Evelyn de Lacy (AUS) 1:10.0
6  Olive Wadham (GBR) 1:12.0
7  Margaret Stone (CAN) 1:12.8
8  Ragnhild Hveger (DEN) 1:14.0

Final[edit]

Monday August 10, 1936:

Place Swimmer Time
1  Rie Mastenbroek (NED) 1:05.9 OR
2  Jeannette Campbell (ARG) 1:06.4
3  Gisela Arendt (GER) 1:06.6
4  Willy den Ouden (NED) 1:07.6
5  Tini Wagner (NED) 1:08.1
6  Olive McKean (USA) 1:08.4
7  Katherine Rawls (USA) 1:08.7

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