Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre backstroke

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Women's 100 metre backstroke
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 15, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 16, 2004 (final)
Competitors 41 from 34 nations
Winning time 1:00.37
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Zimbabwe
Bronze medal    France
«2000 2008»
Swimming events at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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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 100 metre backstroke 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 and 16.[1]

U.S. swimmer Natalie Coughlin won the gold medal in this event, outside the record time of 1:00.37. The silver medal was awarded to Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry, who finished behind Coughlin by 0.13 of a second, breaking an African record of 1:00.50. France's Laure Manaudou, who won the gold in the 400 m freestyle on the previous day, took home the bronze medal, with a time of 1:00.88.[2] In the semifinals, Coughlin lowered an Olympic record time of 1:00.21, set by Romania's Diana Mocanu in Sydney (2000), to 1:00.17.[3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Natalie Coughlin (USA) 59.58 Fort Lauderdale, United States 13 August 2002
Olympic record  Diana Mocanu (ROM) 1:00.21 Sydney, Australia 18 September 2000

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 15 Semifinal 2 Natalie Coughlin United States 1:00.17 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Laure Manaudou France 1:01.27 Q
2 4 5 Reiko Nakamura Japan 1:01.39 Q
3 6 4 Natalie Coughlin United States 1:01.45 Q
4 3 5 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe 1:01.60 Q, AF
5 4 6 Noriko Inada Japan 1:01.67 Q
6 5 4 Antje Buschschulte Germany 1:01.68 Q
7 6 5 Nina Zhivanevskaya Spain 1:01.75 Q
8 4 3 Stanislava Komarova Russia 1:01.84 Q
9 4 7 Ilona Hlaváčková France 1:01.95 Q
10 5 7 Giaan Rooney Australia 1:01.96 Q
11 5 3 Haley Cope United States 1:01.99 Q
12 6 3 Katy Sexton Great Britain 1:02.01 Q
13 5 5 Louise Ørnstedt Denmark 1:02.17 Q
13 6 7 Sarah Price Great Britain 1:02.17 Q
15 6 2 Gao Chang China 1:02.19 Q
16 4 2 Zhan Shu China 1:02.39 Q
17 4 1 Erin Gammel Canada 1:02.47
17 3 4 Sanja Jovanović Croatia 1:02.47
19 5 6 Iryna Amshennikova Ukraine 1:02.57
20 5 8 Marieke Guehrer Australia 1:02.76
21 6 8 Nikolett Szepesi Hungary 1:02.78
22 5 2 Hannah McLean New Zealand 1:03.09
23 6 6 Janine Pietsch Germany 1:03.13
24 4 8 Shim Min-Ji South Korea 1:03.14
25 3 3 Sviatlana Khakhlova Belarus 1:03.25
26 6 1 Alessandra Cappa Italy 1:03.50
27 3 2 Gisela Morales Guatemala 1:03.72
28 3 6 Anna Gostomelsky Israel 1:04.06
29 5 1 Alexandra Putra France 1:04.13
30 3 8 Hiu Wai Sherry Tsai Hong Kong 1:04.25
31 2 5 Kiera Aitken Bermuda 1:04.37
32 2 1 Chonlathorn Vorathamrong Thailand 1:05.15
33 3 1 Eirini Karastergiou Greece 1:05.30
34 2 4 Şadan Derya Erke Turkey 1:05.38
35 2 3 Serrana Fernández Uruguay 1:05.51
36 3 7 Hanna-Maria Seppälä Finland 1:05.55
37 2 2 Fu Hsiao-Han Chinese Taipei 1:06.62
38 2 7 Anastassiya Prilepa Kazakhstan 1:07.55
39 1 4 Lenient Obia Nigeria 1:09.95
40 1 5 Ana Galindo Honduras 1:11.80
41 2 6 Olga Gnedovskaya Uzbekistan 1:15.33
42 1 3 Yelena Rojkova Turkmenistan 1:15.48

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Antje Buschschulte Germany 1:00.94 Q
2 5 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe 1:01.21 Q, AF
3 4 Reiko Nakamura Japan 1:01.24 Q
4 2 Giaan Rooney Australia 1:01.41 OC
5 6 Stanislava Komarova Russia 1:01.63
6 7 Katy Sexton Great Britain 1:01.96
7 8 Zhan Shu China 1:02.10
8 1 Sarah Price Great Britain 1:02.48

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Natalie Coughlin United States 1:00.17 Q, OR
2 4 Laure Manaudou France 1:00.88 Q
3 1 Louise Ørnstedt Denmark 1:01.12 Q
4 7 Haley Cope United States 1:01.13 Q
5 6 Nina Zhivanevskaya Spain 1:01.19 Q
6 3 Noriko Inada Japan 1:01.74
7 2 Ilona Hlaváčková Czech Republic 1:01.81
8 8 Gao Chang China 1:02.17

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1 4 Natalie Coughlin United States 1:00.37
2 1 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe 1:00.50 AF
3 5 Laure Manaudou France 1:00.88
4 8 Reiko Nakamura Japan 1:01.05
5 7 Nina Zhivanevskaya Spain 1:01.12
6 3 Antje Buschschulte Germany 1:01.39
7 6 Louise Ørnstedt Denmark 1:01.51
8 2 Haley Cope United States 1:01.76

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Coughlin takes gold in 100-meter backstroke". USA Today. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Natalie Coughlin Finally Gets her Reward for Patience – Olympic Gold". Swimming World Magazine. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 

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