Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre breaststroke

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Swimming events at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
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 1972 Olympic Games took place between September 1 and September 2. 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.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Cathy Carr
United States (USA)
Silver  Galina Prozumenshchikova
Soviet Union (URS)
Bronze  Beverley Whitfield
Australia (AUS)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Cathy Carr United States 1:13.58 WR
2 Galina Prozumenshchikova Soviet Union 1:14.99
3 Beverley Whitfield Australia 1:15.73
4 Ágnes Kaczander-Kiss Hungary 1:16.26
5 Judy Melick United States 1:16.34
6 Vreni Eberle West Germany 1:17.16
7 Britt-Marie Smedh Sweden 1:17.19
8 Dorothy Harrison Great Britain 1:17.49

Key: WR = World record

References[edit]