Swimming at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
100 m men   women
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 100 metre freestyle event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place between July 30 and August 2 at the Empire Pool. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.


Gold  Greta Andersen
Denmark (DEN)
Silver  Ann Curtis
United States (USA)
Bronze  Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen
Netherlands (NED)





Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Greta Andersen Denmark 1:06.3
2 Ann Curtis United States 1:06.5
3 Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen Netherlands 1:07.6
4 Karen Margrethe Harup Denmark 1:08.1
5 Ingegerd Fredin Sweden 1:08.4
6 Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher Netherlands 1:08.4
7 Elisabeth Ahlgren Sweden 1:08.8
8 Fritze Carstensen Denmark 1:09.1