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

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Women's 100 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 18, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 19, 2004 (final)
Competitors 51 from 45 nations
Winning time 53.84
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    Netherlands
Bronze medal    United States
«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 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 18 and 19.[1]

Australia's Jodie Henry edged out defending Olympic champion Inge de Bruijn to take the gold medal in this event, by thirty-two hundredths of a second (0.32), outside the record time of 53.84 seconds.[2] U.S. swimmer Natalie Coughlin, who previously claimed the title in the 100 m backstroke, earned the bronze at 54.40 seconds. In the semifinals, Henry captured fourteen hundredths of a second (0.14) off her teammate Lisbeth Lenton's world record (set five months earlier in Sydney), with a time of 53.52.[3] This was also the final appearance for de Bruijn at the Olympics, before she retired from her swimming career in 2007.[4]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Lisbeth Lenton (AUS) 53.66 Sydney, Australia 31 March 2004
Olympic record  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 53.77 Sydney, Australia 20 September 2000

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 18 Semifinal 2 Jodie Henry Australia 53.52 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 4 Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 54.43 Q
2 5 5 Kara Lynn Joyce United States 54.53 Q
3 7 5 Natalie Coughlin United States 54.82 Q
4 7 4 Lisbeth Lenton Australia 54.89 Q
5 6 3 Malia Metella France 55.08 Q
6 7 2 Nery Mantey Niangkouara Greece 55.12 Q
7 6 4 Jodie Henry Australia 55.13 Q
8 7 6 Martina Moravcová Slovakia 55.17 Q
9 7 3 Federica Pellegrini Italy 55.41 Q
10 6 6 Alena Popchanka Belarus 55.49 Q
11 6 2 Franziska van Almsick Germany 55.57 Q, WD
12 5 1 Tomoko Nagai Japan 55.76 Q
13 5 6 Marleen Veldhuis Netherlands 55.81 Q
14 5 7 Josefin Lillhage Sweden 55.87 Q
15 4 6 Hanna Shcherba Belarus 56.01 Q
15 6 5 Hanna-Maria Seppälä Finland 56.01 Q
17 6 1 Ryu Yoon-Ji South Korea 56.02 Q
18 4 3 Jeanette Ottesen Denmark 56.17
19 7 1 Paulina Barzycka Poland 56.20
20 6 8 Rebeca Gusmão Brazil 56.25
21 4 1 Alison Fitch New Zealand 56.29
22 6 7 Cheng Jiaru China 56.39
23 7 8 Jana Myšková Czech Republic 56.59
24 7 7 Xu Yanwei China 56.66
24 5 2 Johanna Sjöberg Sweden 56.66
26 4 2 Sara Isaković Slovenia 56.67
26 3 7 Dominique Diezi Switzerland 56.67
28 5 8 Florencia Szigeti Argentina 56.71
29 3 5 Arlene Semeco Venezuela 57.04
30 4 8 Eileen Coparropa Panama 57.09
31 4 7 Olga Mukomol Ukraine 57.12
32 4 5 Anna Gostomelsky Israel 57.15
33 3 6 Judith Draxler Austria 57.29
34 3 8 Hannah Wilson Hong Kong 57.33
35 2 2 Vanessa García Puerto Rico 57.38
36 3 3 Lara Heinz Luxembourg 57.40
37 4 4 Jana Kolukanova Estonia 57.45
38 3 2 Ágnes Mutina Hungary 58.10
39 3 1 Angela Chuck Jamaica 58.33
40 3 4 Ragnheidur Ragnarsdóttir Iceland 58.47
41 2 5 Yelena Skalinskaya Kazakhstan 58.56
42 2 4 Linda McEachrane Trinidad and Tobago 58.92
43 2 3 Agnese Ozoliņa Latvia 59.03
44 2 6 Sung Yi-Chieh Chinese Taipei 59.18
45 2 7 Irina Shlemova Uzbekistan 59.21
46 2 8 Shikha Tandon India 59.70
47 2 1 Nicoleta Coica Moldova 59.85
48 1 4 Carolina Cerqueda Andorra 1:00.38
49 1 5 Larissa Inangorore Burundi 1:23.90
50 1 3 Gloria Koussihouede Benin 1:30.90
51 5 3 Melanie Marshall Great Britain DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Kara Lynn Joyce United States 54.81 Q
2 2 Alena Popchanka Belarus 54.97 Q
3 3 Nery Mantey Niangkouara Greece 55.02 Q
4 6 Martina Moravcová Slovakia 55.08 Q
5 5 Lisbeth Lenton Australia 55.17
6 7 Marleen Veldhuis Netherlands 55.32
7 1 Hanna Shcherba Belarus 55.67
8 8 Ryu Yoon-Ji South Korea 55.85

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 Jodie Henry Australia 53.52 Q, WR
2 4 Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 54.06 Q
3 5 Natalie Coughlin United States 54.37 Q
4 3 Malia Metella France 54.57 Q
5 2 Federica Pellegrini Italy 55.30
6 8 Hanna-Maria Seppälä Finland 55.59
7 1 Josefin Lillhage Sweden 55.76
8 7 Tomoko Nagai Japan 56.03

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1 4 Jodie Henry Australia 53.84
2 5 Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 54.16
3 3 Natalie Coughlin United States 54.40
4 6 Malia Metella France 54.50
5 2 Kara Lynn Joyce United States 54.54
6 1 Nery Mantey Niangkouara Greece 54.81
7 8 Martina Moravcová Slovakia 55.12
8 7 Alena Popchanka Belarus 55.24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Jodie Henry wins gold in 100 metres freestyle". ABC News Australia. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (2 December 2006). "Aussie Jodie Henry Breaks World Record in 100 Freestyle – Blasts 53.52". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Olympic champion de Bruijn retires". Associated Press (NDTV). 22 March 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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