Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Women's 300 metre freestyle
|Women's 300 metre freestyle
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
|Venue||Stade Nautique d'Antwerp|
|Competitors||16 from 7 nations|
|Swimming at the
1920 Summer Olympics
The women's 300 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of the event, which was later adjusted to 400 metres to match the men's competition.
A total of 16 swimmers from seven nations competed in the event, which was held on Thursday, August 26 and on Saturday, August 28, 1920.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||4:56.2||Fanny Durack||?||1912|
In the first semi-final Ethelda Bleibtrey set a new world record with 4:41.4 minutes. She bettered her own record in the final with 4:34.0 minutes.
Thursday, August 26, 1920: The fastest two in each semi-final and the fastest third-placed from across the semi-finals advanced.
|1||Ethelda Bleibtrey (USA)||4:41.4||Q WR|
|2||Constance Jeans (GBR)||4:57.8||Q|
|3||Carin Nilsson (SWE)||5:07.0|
|4||Hilda James (GBR)||5:07.2|
|5||Lily Beaurepaire (AUS)|
|1||Margaret Woodbridge (USA)||4:56.6||Q|
|2||Violet Walrond (NZL)||5:04.6||Q|
|3||Jane Gylling (SWE)||5:04.8||q|
|4||Grace McKenzie (GBR)|
|5||Ernestine Lebrun (FRA)|
|1||Eleanor Uhl (USA)||5:02.0||Q|
|2||Frances Schroth (USA)||5:03.2||Q|
|3||Aina Berg (SWE)||5:29.6|
|4||Suzanne Wurtz (FRA)||5:33.0|
|5||Florence Sancroft (GBR)|
|6||Barbara Nash (RSA)|
Saturday, August 28, 1920:
|1||Ethelda Bleibtrey (USA)||4:34.0 WR|
|2||Margaret Woodbridge (USA)||4:42.8|
|3||Frances Schroth (USA)||4:52.0|
|4||Constance Jeans (GBR)||4:52.4|
|5||Eleanor Uhl (USA)|
|6||Jane Gylling (SWE)|
|7||Violet Walrond (NZL)|
- Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 2 May 2008.