Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle
|Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
The women's 400 metre freestyle event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 31 and September 1. 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 eight lengths of the pool.
|Gold|| Chris von Saltza
United States (USA)
|Silver|| Jane Cederqvist
|Bronze|| Tineke Lagerberg
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|Chris von Saltza||United States||4:50.6||OR|
|6||Nan Rae||Great Britain||4:59.7|
Key: OR = Olympic record
- 1960 Summer Olympics results: Women's 400 m freestyle, from http://www.sports-reference.com/; retrieved 2009-11-06.