Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Women's 400 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 15, 2004 (heats & final)
Competitors 38 from 31 nations
Winning time 4:05.34 EU
Medalists
Gold medal    France
Silver medal    Poland
Bronze medal    United States
«2000 2008»
Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
50 m   men   women
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 women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 400 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 15.[1]

France's Laure Manaudou won the gold medal in this event, with a European record time of 4:05.34. The silver medal was awarded to Poland's Otylia Jędrzejczak, who finished behind Manaudou by half a second (0.50), in an outstanding time of 4:05.84. U.S. swimmer Kaitlin Sandeno, who earned a silver in the 400 m individual medley on the previous day, fought off a challenge from Romania's Camelia Potec in the final lap to take a bronze by two tenths of a second (0.20), clocking at 4:06.19.[2][3]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Janet Evans (USA) 4:03.85 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 1988
Olympic record  Janet Evans (USA) 4:03.85 Seoul, South Korea 22 September 1988

No new records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 3 Laure Manaudou France 4:06.76 Q
2 4 5 Otylia Jędrzejczak Poland 4:07.11 Q
3 3 4 Camelia Potec Romania 4:07.39 Q
4 3 5 Ai Shibata Japan 4:07.63 Q
5 4 1 Rebecca Cooke Great Britain 4:08.18 Q
6 4 3 Kaitlin Sandeno United States 4:08.22 Q
7 3 6 Linda Mackenzie Australia 4:08.46 Q
8 5 5 Sachiko Yamada Japan 4:09.10 Q
9 3 2 Claudia Poll Costa Rica 4:09.75
10 4 2 Kalyn Keller United States 4:09.83
11 5 7 Simona Păduraru Romania 4:10.39
12 5 4 Hannah Stockbauer Germany 4:10.46
13 5 6 Elka Graham Australia 4:11.67
14 5 1 Pang Jiaying China 4:11.81
15 4 4 Éva Risztov Hungary 4:12.08
16 5 2 Brittany Reimer Canada 4:12.33
17 4 6 Chen Hua China 4:12.67
18 4 7 Erika Villaécija García Spain 4:13.03
19 5 8 Monique Ferreira Brazil 4:13.75
20 3 1 Zoi Dimoschaki Greece 4:13.96
21 3 3 Joanne Jackson Great Britain 4:14.89
22 2 6 Cecilia Biagioli Argentina 4:16.42
23 3 7 Arantxa Ramos Spain 4:16.52
24 2 3 Anja Čarman Slovenia 4:17.79
25 4 8 Daria Parshina Russia 4:18.24
26 2 7 Kristel Köbrich Chile 4:18.68
27 2 2 Vesna Stojanovska Macedonia 4:19.39
28 2 5 Janelle Atkinson Jamaica 4:20.00
29 1 6 Paola Duguet Colombia 4:20.69
30 3 8 Kristýna Kyněrová Czech Republic 4:21.12
31 2 1 Rebecca Linton New Zealand 4:21.58
32 2 8 Ha Eun-Ju South Korea 4:21.65
33 1 4 Golda Marcus El Salvador 4:22.27
34 1 5 Pilin Tachakittiranan Thailand 4:23.62
35 1 7 Özlem Yasemin Taşkın Turkey 4:24.08
36 1 3 Ivanka Moralieva Bulgaria 4:25.92
37 1 2 Anita Galić Croatia 4:26.09
38 2 4 Olga Beresnyeva Ukraine 4:26.30

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1st 4 Laure Manaudou France 4:05.34 EU
2nd 5 Otylia Jędrzejczak Poland 4:05.84
3rd 7 Kaitlin Sandeno United States 4:06.19
4 3 Camelia Potec Romania 4:06.34
5 6 Ai Shibata Japan 4:07.51
6 8 Sachiko Yamada Japan 4:10.91
7 1 Linda Mackenzie Australia 4:10.92
8 2 Rebecca Cooke Great Britain 4:11.35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Stephen (15 August 2004). "French Star Laure Manaudou Wins 400 Free in a Stunning 4:05.34". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "French swimmer Manaudou wins women's 400m freestyle". Xinhua News Agency (China Daily). 16 August 2004. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 

External links[edit]