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

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Women's 100 metre butterfly
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Aquatics Center
Date August 9, 2008 (heats)
August 10, 2008 (semifinals)
August 11, 2008 (final)
Competitors 49 from 38 nations
Winning time 56.73 OC
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Australia
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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 butterfly event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 9–11 August at the Beijing National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China.[1]

Top favorite Lisbeth Trickett powered past the entire field to earn Australia's second straight gold in the event. She posted a lifetime best of 56.73, just 0.12 of a second outside the world record set by Dutch swimmer Inge de Bruijn at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[2][3] U.S. swimmer Christine Magnuson took home the silver in 57.10, while Trickett's teammate Jessicah Schipper picked up the bronze in 57.25, handing an entire medal haul for the Aussies in the pool.[4]

China's Zhou Yafei finished fourth with a time of 57.84, while Tao Li made a historic milestone for Singapore as she became the nation's first ever swimmer to reach an Olympic final, earning a fifth spot in 57.99.[5] Meanwhile, Great Britain's Jemma Lowe (58.06), Brazil's Gabriella Silva (58.10), and Netherlands' Inge Dekker (58.54) closed out the field.[4]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 56.61 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000 [6]
Olympic record  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 56.61 Sydney, Australia 17 September 2000 [6]

No new records were set during this competition.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 4 Jessicah Schipper Australia 57.58 Q
2 5 4 Christine Magnuson United States 57.70 Q
2 6 3 Zhou Yafei China 57.70 Q, AS
4 4 5 Tao Li Singapore 57.77 Q
5 5 8 Gabriella Silva Brazil 58.00 Q
6 5 5 Elaine Breeden United States 58.06 Q
7 4 1 Ilaria Bianchi Italy 58.12 Q
8 5 1 Lize-Mari Retief South Africa 58.20 Q, AF
9 6 5 Inge Dekker Netherlands 58.22 Q
10 7 7 Aurore Mongel France 58.30 Q
11 5 6 Natalya Sutyagina Russia 58.32 Q
12 7 4 Lisbeth Trickett Australia 58.37 Q
13 6 2 Eszter Dara Hungary 58.39 Q, NR
14 7 2 Alena Popchanka France 58.40 Q
15 5 3 Jeanette Ottesen Denmark 58.44 Q
16 7 5 Jemma Lowe Great Britain 58.49 Q
17 4 6 Otylia Jędrzejczak Poland 58.53
18 4 2 Mandy Loots South Africa 58.61
18 5 2 Yuko Nakanishi Japan 58.61
20 4 4 Sara Isakovič Slovenia 58.68 NR
21 7 3 Francesca Halsall Great Britain 58.70
22 6 6 Irina Bespalova Russia 58.92
23 6 7 Yuka Kato Japan 58.94
24 4 3 Kateryna Zubkova Ukraine 58.99 NR
25 6 1 Martina Moravcová Slovakia 59.03
26 3 4 Birgit Koschischek Austria 59.07 NR
27 7 6 Sarah Sjöström Sweden 59.08
28 4 8 Audrey Lacroix Canada 59:10
28 6 8 Micha Kathrine Østergaard Jensen Denmark 59.10
30 3 1 Hannah Wilson Hong Kong 59.35
30 5 7 Chantal Groot Netherlands 59.35
32 2 4 Triin Aljand Estonia 59.43 NR
32 7 8 Xu Yanwei China 59.43
34 4 7 Daynara de Paula Brazil 59.45
35 3 6 Sara Oliveira Portugal 59.48
36 3 5 Anna Gostomelsky Israel 59.50
37 3 2 Ingvild Snildal Norway 59.86
38 3 7 Carolina Colorado Colombia 1:00.06
39 7 1 Daniela Samulski Germany 1:00.37
40 2 5 Choi Hye-Ra South Korea 1:00.65
41 3 3 Eirini Kavarnou Greece 1:00.74
42 3 8 Heather Brand Zimbabwe 1:01.39
43 2 6 Yang Chin-Kuei Chinese Taipei 1:01.60
44 2 3 Iris Rosenberger Turkey 1:01.67
45 2 2 Natalia Hadjiloizou Cyprus 1:01.80
46 2 7 Emilia Pikkarainen Finland 1:02.31
47 1 5 Binta Zahra Diop Senegal 1:04.26
48 1 4 Antonella Scanavino Uruguay 1:04.28
49 1 3 Simona Muccioli San Marino 1:04.91

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 Lisbeth Trickett Australia 57.05 Q
2 4 Christine Magnuson United States 57.08 Q, AM
3 5 Tao Li Singapore 57.54 Q, AS
4 8 Jemma Lowe Great Britain 57.78 Q, NR
5 2 Aurore Mongel France 58.46
6 1 Alena Popchanka France 58.55
6 3 Elaine Breeden United States 58.55
8 6 Lize-Mari Retief South Africa 58.63

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Jessicah Schipper Australia 57.43 Q
2 5 Zhou Yafei China 57.68 Q
3 2 Inge Dekker Netherlands 58.20 Q
4 3 Gabriella Silva Brazil 58.39 Q
5 1 Eszter Dara Hungary 58.84
6 7 Natalya Sutyagina Russia 59.07
7 8 Jeanette Ottesen Denmark 59.29
8 6 Ilaria Bianchi Italy DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Lisbeth Trickett Australia 56.73 OC
2 5 Christine Magnuson United States 57.10
3 3 Jessicah Schipper Australia 57.25
4 2 Zhou Yafei China 57.84
5 6 Tao Li Singapore 57.99
6 7 Jemma Lowe Great Britain 58.06
7 8 Gabriella Silva Brazil 58.10
8 1 Inge Dekker Netherlands 58.54

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Swimming Schedule". USA Today. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Trickett takes gold in 100m fly". ABC News. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Libby Trickett wins gold in 100m butterfly at Beijing Olympics". The Australian. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Lohn, John (10 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: Libby Trickett Wins Gold in 100 Fly". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tao Li takes 5th place at Olympic swimming final". AsiaOne. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "De Bruijn soars to butterfly gold". BBC News. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 6 August 2008. 

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