Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre breaststroke

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 1968 Summer Olympics took place between October 18 and October 19. This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool. This was the first appearance for this event in the Olympics for the women swimmers.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Đurđica Bjedov
Yugoslavia (YUG)
Silver  Galina Prozumenshchikova
Soviet Union (URS)
Bronze  Sharon Wichman
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Đurđica Bjedov Yugoslavia 1:15.8 OR
2 Galina Prozumenshchikova Soviet Union 1:15.9
3 Sharon Wichman United States 1:16.1
4 Uta Frommater West Germany 1:16.2
5 Catie Ball United States 1:16.7
6 Kiyoe Nakagawa Japan 1:17.0
7 Svetlana Babanina Soviet Union 1:17.2
8 Ana María Norbis Uruguay 1:17.3

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]