Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

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Swimming at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 100 metre butterfly event at the 1956 Olympic Games took place on December 3 and December 5. This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Shelley Mann
United States (USA)
Silver  Nancy Ramey
United States (USA)
Bronze  Mary Sears
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Eight fastest swimmers from the heats advanced to the finals.

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shelley Mann United States 1:11.2 Q
2 Nancy Ramey United States 1:13.4 Q
3 Sara Barber Canada 1:16.2 Q
4 Marta Skupilová Czechoslovakia 1:17.7
5 Maureen Giles Australia 1:19.4

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Beverly Bainbridge Australia 1:14.4 Q
2 Mary Sears United States 1:15.1 Q
3 Mária Littomeritzky Hungary 1:15.2 Q
4 Beth Whittall Canada 1:16.9 Q
5 Jutta Langenau Germany 1:17.4 Q
6 Anne Morton Great Britain 1:17.7
7 Odette Lusien-Casteur France 1:19.8

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shelley Mann United States 1:11.0 OR
2 Nancy Ramey United States 1:11.9
3 Mary Sears United States 1:14.4
4 Mária Littomeritzky Hungary 1:14.9
5 Beverly Bainbridge Australia 1:15.2
6 Jutta Langenau Germany 1:17.4
7 Beth Whittall Canada 1:17.9
8 Sara Barber Canada 1:18.4

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]