Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre breaststroke

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Women's 100 metre breaststroke
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
2008 Australian Olympic team Leisel Jones - Sarah Ewart.jpg
Leisel Jones
Venue Beijing National Aquatics Center
Date August 10, 2008 (heats)
August 11, 2008 (semifinals)
August 12, 2008 (final)
Competitors 49 from 39 nations
Winning time 1:05.17 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Austria
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Swimming events at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
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
Marathon
10 km men women

The women's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 10–12 August at the Beijing National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China.[1]

After winning a silver medal in Sydney and a bronze in Athens, Australia's Leisel Jones stormed home on the final lap to claim an elusive gold in the event. She established an Olympic record of 1:05.17, just eight-hundredths of a second (0.08) off her global standard.[2][3] Coming from fifth place in the turn, U.S. swimmer Rebecca Soni earned a silver medal in 1:06.73.[4] Finishing fourth from the Olympic trials, she inherited a place in the event after Jessica Hardy's sudden withdrawal from the Games because of a doping irregularity.[5] Meanwhile, Mirna Jukić posted a time of 1:07.34 to settle for the bronze, holding off Russia's Yuliya Yefimova (1:07.43) to fourth place by almost a tenth of a second (0.10).[2]

Megan Jendrick, former Olympic champion from Sydney in 2000, finished fifth with a time of 1:07.62, edging out Aussie Tarnee White (1:07.63) in a close race by a hundredth of a second (0.01).[6] China's Sun Ye (1:08.08) and Japan's Asami Kitagawa (1:08.43) rounded out the finale.[2]

Earlier in the prelims, Jones opened up her meet by breaking a new Olympic record of 1:05.64, exactly a full second faster than a winning time set by Luo Xuejuan in Athens four years earlier.[7]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Leisel Jones (AUS) 1:05.09 Melbourne, Australia 20 March 2006 [8]
Olympic record  Luo Xuejuan (CHN) 1:06.64 Athens, Greece 16 August 2004 -

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

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
August 10 Heat 7 Leisel Jones Australia 1:05.64 OR
August 12 Final Leisel Jones Australia 1:05.17 OR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 Leisel Jones Australia 1:05.64 Q, OR
2 7 3 Yuliya Efimova Russia 1:06.08 Q, EU
3 5 6 Mirna Jukić Austria 1:07.06 Q
4 5 4 Rebecca Soni United States 1:07.44 Q
5 7 1 Suzaan van Biljon South Africa 1:07.55 Q
6 6 1 Sun Ye China 1:07.81 Q
7 6 4 Tarnee White Australia 1:07.83 Q
8 7 6 Joline Höstman Sweden 1:07.91 Q
9 7 5 Megan Jendrick United States 1:08.07 Q
10 5 7 Jillian Tyler Canada 1:08.13 Q
11 6 3 Kate Haywood Great Britain 1:08.18 Q
12 5 2 Chen Huijia China 1:08.24 Q
13 5 3 Annamay Pierse Canada 1:08.25 Q
14 6 2 Kirsty Balfour Great Britain 1:08.30 Q
15 5 1 Asami Kitagawa Japan 1:08.36 Q
16 7 8 Elise Matthysen Belgium 1:08.37 Q, NR
17 6 6 Megumi Taneda Japan 1:08.45
18 7 2 Elena Bogomazova Russia 1:08.63
19 3 2 Sara El Bekri Morocco 1:08.66
20 6 5 Sarah Poewe Germany 1:08.69
21 6 7 Hanna Westrin Sweden 1:08.80
22 4 4 Roberta Panara Italy 1:08.90
23 4 5 Jung Seul-Ki South Korea 1:09.26
24 6 8 Yuliya Pidlisna Ukraine 1:09.72
25 5 5 Anna Khlistunova Ukraine 1:09.95
26 4 2 Diana Gomes Portugal 1:10.02
27 4 3 Inna Kapishina Belarus 1:10.15
28 4 1 Dilara Buse Günaydin Turkey 1:10.45
29 5 8 Sophie de Ronchi France 1:10.46
30 4 6 Angeliki Exarchou Greece 1:10.47
31 3 6 Adriana Marmolejo Mexico 1:10.73 NR
32 4 7 Nicolette Teo Singapore 1:10.76
33 3 3 Smiljana Marinović Croatia 1:10.94
34 2 4 Yekaterina Sadovnik Kazakhstan 1:11.14
35 4 8 Jolijn van Valkengoed Netherlands 1:11.26
36 7 7 Sonja Schöber Germany 1:11.36
37 3 4 Liliana Guiscardo Argentina 1:11.43
38 2 5 Valeria Silva Peru 1:11.64 NR
39 3 8 Tatiane Sakemi Brazil 1:11.75
40 3 5 Erla Dogg Haraldsdóttir Iceland 1:11.78
41 3 1 Réka Pecz Hungary 1:12.17
42 2 6 Danielle Beaubrun Saint Lucia 1:12.85
43 3 7 Nađa Higl Serbia 1:13.19
44 2 3 Mayumi Raheem Sri Lanka 1:15.33
45 2 2 Nibal Yamout Lebanon 1:16.17
46 2 7 Oksana Hatamkhanova Azerbaijan 1:20.22
47 1 5 Asmahan Farhat Libya 1:21.68
48 1 4 Anna Salnikova Georgia 1:21.70
49 1 3 Mariam Pauline Keita Mali 1:24.26

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Rebecca Soni United States 1:07.07 Q
2 4 Yuliya Yefimova Russia 1:07.50 Q
3 3 Sun Ye China 1:07.72 Q
4 6 Joline Höstman Sweden 1:08.26
5 7 Chen Huijia China 1:08.60
6 2 Jillian Tyler Canada 1:09.00
7 8 Elise Matthysen Belgium 1:09.00
8 1 Kirsty Balfour Great Britain 1:09.23

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Leisel Jones Australia 1:05.80 Q
2 5 Mirna Jukić Austria 1:07.27 Q
3 6 Tarnee White Australia 1:07.48 Q
4 2 Megan Jendrick United States 1:08.07 Q
5 8 Asami Kitagawa Japan 1:08.23 Q
6 1 Annamay Pierse Canada 1:08.27
7 7 Kate Haywood Great Britain 1:08.36
8 3 Suzaan van Biljon South Africa 1:09.56

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Leisel Jones Australia 1:05.17 OR
2 5 Rebecca Soni United States 1:06.73
3 3 Mirna Jukić Austria 1:07.34
4 2 Yuliya Yefimova Russia 1:07.43
5 1 Megan Jendrick United States 1:07.62
6 6 Tarnee White Australia 1:07.63
7 7 Sun Ye China 1:08.08
8 8 Asami Kitagawa Japan 1:08.43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Swimming Schedule". USA Today. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Lohn, John (12 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: Leisel Jones Scares World Record, Gets Olympic Standard in Women's 100 Breast Victory". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Leisel's Olympic redemption with elusive gold". ABC News. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Soni wins silver in women’s 100 breast". NBC News. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Crouse, Karen (2 August 2008). "Swimmer Pulls Out, Upsetting Her Rivals". NBC News. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Staff (12 August 2008). "A red-white-and-blue day for U.S. swimmers". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Lohn, John (12 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: Lethal Leisel Jones Crushes Olympic Record in Women's 100 Breast". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Caroline (21 March 2006). "Lethal Leisel". The Age. Retrieved 6 August 2008. 

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