Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

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Swimming at the
1960 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
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 100 metre butterfly event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on August 29 and August 30. 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  Carolyn Schuler
United States (USA)
Silver  Marianne Heemskerk
Netherlands (NED)
Bronze  Jan Andrew
Australia (AUS)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Eight fastest swimmers advanced directly to the finals

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Carolyn Schuler United States 1:09.8
2 Jan Andrew Australia 1:10.3
3 Valentina Poznyak Soviet Union 1:13.2
4 Jean Oldroyd Great Britain 1:14.2
5 Silvia Belmar Mexico 1:16.5
6 Hannelore Janele Austria 1:18.4
Judith McHale Canada DNS

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Sheila Watt Great Britain 1:12.3
2 Zinaida Belovetskaya Soviet Union 1:12.6
3 Kristina Larsson Sweden 1:13.0
4 Anna Beneck Italy 1:18.4
5 Hillary Wilson Rhodesia 1:21.4
Dawn Fraser Australia DNS
Gertrudes Lozada Philippines DNS

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Carolyn Wood United States 1:11.1
2 Atie Voorbij Netherlands 1:12.4
3 Heidi Eisenschmidt Germany 1:14.6
4 Karin Larsson Sweden 1:15.0
5 Eulalia Martinez Mexico 1:17.9
6 Márta Egerváry Hungary 1:19.4
7 Colette Libourel France 1:20.4

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Country Time Note
1 Marianne Heemskerk Netherlands 1:11.0
2 Bärbel Fuhrmann Germany 1:13.2
3 Margaret Iwasaki Canada 1:14.2
4 Shizue Miyabe Japan 1:15.8
5 Sandra von Giese Philippines 1:16.3
6 Annie Caron France 1:17.1
7 Anna Cechi Italy 1:19.5

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Carolyn Schuler United States 1:09.5 OR
2 Marianne Heemskerk Netherlands 1:10.4
3 Jan Andrew Australia 1:12.2
4 Sheila Watt Great Britain 1:13.3
5 Atie Voorbij Netherlands 1:13.3
6 Zinaida Belovetskaya Soviet Union 1:13.3
7 Kristina Larsson Sweden 1:13.6
Carolyn Wood United States DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record

References[edit]