Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 50 metre freestyle

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Women's 50 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Date August 20, 2004 (heats &
semifinals)
August 21, 2004 (final)
Competitors 75 from 67 nations
Winning time 24.58
Medalists
Gold medal    Netherlands
Silver medal    France
Bronze medal    Australia
«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 50 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 20 and 21.[1]

Dutch swimmer and world record holder Inge de Bruijn managed to defend her title in this event, outside her record time of 24.58 seconds.[2] The silver medal was awarded to France's Malia Metella, with a time of 24.89 seconds. Australia's Lisbeth Lenton, who finished behind Metella by two hundredths of a second (0.02), took home the bronze at 24.91. This was also the final appearance for de Bruijn at the Olympics, before she retired from her swimming career in 2007.[3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 24.13 Sydney, Australia 22 September 2000
Olympic record  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 24.13 Sydney, Australia 22 September 2000

No new records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 10 4 Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 24.66 Q
2 9 3 Kara Lynn Joyce United States 25.06 Q
3 10 3 Malia Metella France 25.21 Q
4 10 2 Sviatlana Khakhlova Belarus 25.24 Q
5 8 4 Michelle Engelsman Australia 25.28 Q
5 10 5 Marleen Veldhuis Netherlands 25.28 Q
7 9 4 Lisbeth Lenton Australia 25.31 Q
8 9 2 Alison Sheppard Great Britain 25.36 Q
9 10 7 Flávia Cazziolato Brazil 25.40 Q
10 9 5 Therese Alshammar Sweden 25.42 Q
11 8 5 Jenny Thompson United States 25.50 Q
12 8 8 Eileen Coparropa Panama 25.57 Q
13 8 1 Nery Mantey Niangkouara Greece 25.62 Q
14 9 6 Rebeca Gusmão Brazil 25.64 Q
15 8 7 Dorothea Brandt Germany 25.67 Q
16 9 1 Cristina Chiuso Italy 25.68 Q
17 8 6 Martina Moravcová Slovakia 25.69
18 10 6 Sandra Völker Germany 25.74
19 9 8 Judith Draxler Austria 25.82
20 8 3 Anna-Karin Kammerling Sweden 25.85
21 10 8 Ana Belén Palomo Spain 25.92
22 7 6 Jeanette Ottesen Denmark 25.95
23 8 2 Olga Mukomol Ukraine 25.96
24 9 7 Hanna-Maria Seppälä Finland 26.01
25 7 2 Sandra Kazíková Czech Republic 26.18
26 7 3 Triin Aljand Estonia 26.19
27 7 5 Arlene Semeco Venezuela 26.20
28 7 7 Ryu Yoon-Ji South Korea 26.26
28 5 6 Vanessa García Puerto Rico 26.26
30 6 2 Lara Heinz Luxembourg 26.35
31 6 5 Ragnheidur Ragnarsdóttir Iceland 26.36
32 7 8 Zhu Yingwen China 26.45
33 7 4 Martha Matsa Greece 26.46
34 5 5 Alison Fitch New Zealand 26.56
35 6 6 Anna Gostomelsky Israel 26.72
36 5 2 Sara Isaković Slovenia 26.81
37 6 3 Florencia Szigeti Argentina 26.84
38 7 1 Sharntelle McLean Trinidad and Tobago 26.86
39 6 1 Yelena Skalinskaya Kazakhstan 27.04
40 6 8 Shikha Tandon India 27.08
41 6 7 Zsuzsanna Csobánki Hungary 27.09
41 5 3 Nieh Pin-Chieh Chinese Taipei 27.09
43 5 1 Miroslava Najdanovski Serbia and Montenegro 27.18
44 5 7 Alia Atkinson Jamaica 27.21
45 5 8 Nikia Deveaux Bahamas 27.36
46 4 4 Melanie Slowing Guatemala 27.44
47 6 4 Yu Ning Elaine Chan Hong Kong 27.48
48 4 5 Maria Tregubova Moldova 28.40
49 4 3 Roshendra Vrolijk Aruba 28.43
50 4 2 Jakie Wellman Zambia 28.56
51 4 6 Geraldine Arce Nicaragua 28.73
52 4 7 Menaka de Silva Sri Lanka 28.93
53 4 8 Dohi Éliane Droubry Ivory Coast 29.23
54 4 1 Sade Daal Suriname 29.27
55 3 6 Ermelinda Zamba Mozambique 29.34
56 3 7 Aina Andriamanjatoarimanana Madagascar 29.35
57 3 5 Eva Donde Kenya 29.47
58 3 4 Diane Etiennette Mauritius 30.00
59 3 3 Rubab Raza Pakistan 30.10
60 3 1 Rovena Marku Albania 30.51
61 1 5 Doli Akhter Bangladesh 30.72
62 3 2 Samar Nassar Jordan 30.83
63 2 4 Sameera Al Bitar Bahrain 31.00
63 2 5 Ghazal El Jobeili Lebanon 31.00
65 3 8 Aminath Rouya Hussain Maldives 31.26
65 2 6 Tracy Ann Route Federated States of Micronesia 31.26
67 2 7 Christal Clashing Antigua and Barbuda 31.55
68 1 3 Monika Bakale Congo 31.61
69 2 3 Han Choi Malawi 31.62
70 2 2 Evelyn Otto Palau 33.04
71 2 1 Ket Sivan Cambodia 34.62
72 1 4 Amira Edrahi Libya 34.67
73 2 8 Vilayphone Vongphachanh Laos 36.57
75 5 4 Dominique Diezi Switzerland DNS
75 10 1 Federica Pellegrini Italy DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Kara Lynn Joyce United States 25.06 Q
2 2 Therese Alshammar Sweden 25.15 Q
3 3 Marleen Veldhuis Netherlands 25.27
4 1 Rebeca Gusmão Brazil 25.31
5 6 Alison Sheppard Great Britain 25.36
6 7 Eileen Coparropa Panama 25.37
6 8 Cristina Chiuso Italy 25.37
8 5 Sviatlana Khakhlova Belarus 25.47

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 24.56 Q
2 6 Lisbeth Lenton Australia 24.90 Q
3 5 Malia Metella France 24.99 Q
4 3 Michelle Engelsman Australia 25.13 Q
5 2 Flávia Cazziolato Brazil 25.17 Q
5 7 Jenny Thompson United States 25.17 Q
7 1 Nery Mantey Niangkouara Greece 25.27
8 8 Dorothea Brandt Germany 25.83

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Swimmer Nation Time Notes
1 4 Inge de Bruijn Netherlands 24.58
2 3 Malia Metella France 24.89
3 5 Lisbeth Lenton Australia 24.91
4 7 Therese Alshammar Sweden 24.93
5 6 Kara Lynn Joyce United States 25.00
6 2 Michelle Engelsman Australia 25.06
7 1 Jenny Thompson United States 25.11
8 8 Flávia Cazziolato Brazil 25.20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming schedule". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Inge de Bruijn defends 50m free title". Xinhua News Agency (People's Daily). 22 August 2004. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Olympic champion de Bruijn retires". Associated Press (NDTV). 22 March 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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