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

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Women's 400 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 14, 2004 (heats & final)
Competitors 25 from 21 nations
Winning time 4:34.83
Medalists
Gold medal    Ukraine
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Argentina
«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 400 metre individual medley event at the 2004 Olympic Games was contested at the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece on August 14.[1]

World record holder Yana Klochkova of Ukraine successfully defended her Olympic title in this event, outside the record time of 4:34.83. U.S. swimmer Kaitlin Sandeno, who finished behind Klochkova by 0.12 of a second, earned a silver medal, in an American record time of 4:34.95. Georgina Bardach, on the other hand, won Argentina's first Olympic bronze medal in swimming, breaking a South American record of 4:37.51.[2] South Korea's Nam Yoo-Sun and Greece's Vasiliki Angelopoulou became the first female swimmers for their respective nation to reach an Olympic final, finishing outside the medals in seventh and eighth place, respectively. Romania's Beatrice Căslaru, who won a bronze medal in Sydney, finished only in fourteenth place on the morning's preliminary heats.[3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Yana Klochkova (UKR) 4:33.59 Sydney, Australia 16 September 2000
Olympic record  Yana Klochkova (UKR) 4:33.59 Sydney, Australia 16 September 2000

No new records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 4 Yana Klochkova Ukraine 4:38.36 Q
2 4 5 Kaitlin Sandeno United States 4:40.21 Q
3 2 5 Georgina Bardach Argentina 4:41.20 Q
3 3 4 Éva Risztov Hungary 4:41.20 Q
5 2 6 Nicole Hetzer Germany 4:41.74 Q
6 4 6 Joanna Melo Brazil 4:42.01 Q
7 4 1 Vasiliki Angelopoulou Greece 4:44.90 Q, NR
8 2 1 Nam Yoo-Sun South Korea 4:45.16 Q
9 2 2 Helen Norfolk New Zealand 4:45.21
10 4 2 Misa Amano Japan 4:45.61
11 3 6 Elizabeth Warden Canada 4:46.27
12 2 3 Lara Carroll Australia 4:46.32
13 3 3 Anja Klinar Slovenia 4:46.66
14 4 3 Beatrice Căslaru Romania 4:46.94
15 4 7 Zsuzsanna Jakabos Hungary 4:47.21
16 3 1 Alessia Filippi Italy 4:47.26
17 2 4 Katie Hoff United States 4:47.49
18 3 7 Teresa Rohmann Germany 4:48.51
19 3 5 Jennifer Reilly Australia 4:49.04
20 4 8 Lin Man-Hsu Chinese Taipei 4:52.22
21 2 7 Yana Martynova Russia 4:52.96
22 1 4 Nimitta Thaveesupsoonthorn Thailand 5:00.06
23 1 5 Ana Dangalakova Bulgaria 5:01.00
24 1 3 Sabria Dahane Algeria 5:10.20
25 3 2 Zhang Tianyi China DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1st 4 Yana Klochkova Ukraine 4:34.83
2nd 5 Kaitlin Sandeno United States 4:34.95 AM
3rd 3 Georgina Bardach Argentina 4:37.51 SA
4 6 Éva Risztov Hungary 4:39.29
5 7 Joanna Melo Brazil 4:40.00 NR
6 2 Nicole Hetzer Germany 4:40.20
7 8 Nam Yoo-Sun South Korea 4:50.35
8 1 Vasiliki Angelopoulou Greece 4:50.85

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